India's Forest Man
26 Jun
  • By Dayle Kavonic
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The Tale of India’s Forest Man

The occasion of Arbor Day, which is celebrated on the last Friday of April annually, is designed to encourage each and every one of us to plant a tree in an effort to re-green our planet. But when millions of hectares of forest are being wiped out every year, when our world’s lungs are being […]

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volunteering opportunity
06 Feb
  • By Brownie Points
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How To Choose The Best Volunteering Opportunity For You

By volunteering your time and efforts, you don’t just get to give back to the world around you; you teach yourself to see beyond your own reality. You open your mind and heart to others’ experiences, and cultivate gratitude and generosity within yourself. In short – you become a better person. But for volunteer work to have the […]

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#SAspreadslove
04 Jun
  • By Camilla Marsh
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Join SA’s Biggest Love Campaign!

EXCITING UPDATE: Our Spread The Love SA campaign begins today! 😀 Leading up to Mandela Day on 18 July, this month is all about South Africans giving back to fellow South Africans. In the spirit of Madiba and Ubuntu, the epic team here at Brownie Points, in partnership with Game For Humanity, is bringing you weekly […]

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viral volunteering
07 Feb
  • By Camilla Marsh
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Viral Volunteering – The Next Big Thing?

Going viral is the latest in-thing, from Justin Bieber’s debut Youtube video to the crowning of the incorrect Miss Universe, to every unfortunate word that comes from Donald Trump’s mouth. Thanks to our hyper-quick connection to all forms of technology, all across the globe, news and information has never spread so fast.  But what if going viral […]

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make time for volunteering
24 Jan
  • By Camilla Marsh
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How to Make Time for Volunteering

In a world where we want our food fast and our conversations quick, our commutes short and our gym workouts hard, we don’t have time for ourselves, let alone giving what little time we have to others. Our modern world has pulled the plug on slow healthy lifestyles and instead caged us in to a […]

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Clean-C Beach Clean Up
08 Dec
  • By Brownie Points
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Success Story: Clean-C Beach Cleanup

On a crisp Saturday morning, Brownie Points, in partnership with Clean-C and Slinky the Dachshund, took to Blouberg Beach for a clean day of fun. We were joined by a large group of volunteers, rubbish bags in hand, to pick up every piece of man-made litter from the sand. On the first Saturday of each […]

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Durban City Clean Up
09 Oct
  • By Blake Dyason
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The Power of Volunteering: Durban City Clean Up

On Sunday 1 October, close on 100 strangers joined hands across the promenade as part of the Durban City Clean Up, and in a matter of hours, collected over 400kg of litter. As the driving force behind the city clean ups, I partnered with city runs host, Stillwater Sports. The purpose behind the partnership? Before […]

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microvolunteering
30 Aug
  • By Camilla Marsh
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Microvolunteering – big rewards for small actions

To tap into microvolunteering, the hottest trend circulating the philanthropy scene – all you need is a minute or two of your time and a desire to do good. Micro-  what? We hear ya, check out this video to see what it’s all about: What is Microvolunteering? Microvolunteering balances our need for instant satisfaction with […]

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