Ons Plek
17 Jul
  • By Dayle Kavonic
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Ons Plek: Helping Female Street Children Find Their Place

In April we celebrated International Day for Street Children, and its occurrence got me thinking: Why do we need a special day to remind us to recognise the potential in every street child – to see their humanity and to do what we can to help? Especially in a South Africa where we encounter homeless […]

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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 advice
04 Mar
  • By Dayle Kavonic
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Invaluable Advice from One Volunteer to Others

I remember my first day of work like it was yesterday. I felt hopelessly lost and out of my depth. Nothing during my studies or the years leading to my professional debut prepared me for the reality of work life. Nothing really could. Because the truth is, nothing beats real-world experience. This unspoken truth applies […]

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love our trails
16 Mar
  • By Blake Dyason
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Leave Nothing but Footprints

“Leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but photos,” these are two major sentiments of Love Our Trails, an organisation aimed at preening and preserving our country’s beautiful walking and hiking trails.  Last week we heard volunteer Sasha Fairhead’s recount of the recent Lion’s Head Cleanup, today we get another angle on the story from Love […]

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success story
07 Mar
  • By Sasha Fairhead
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Success Story: Lion’s Head Clean-up

Our blog is almost one year old! And what better way to celebrate than to grow our family of contributors and spread even more Brownie Points love! Last week we heard from NPO and Corporate co-ordinator Malcolm Boyd, today we’re super excited to introduce Sasha Fairhead, our very first Brownie Points volunteer ambassador. In this post she inspires us […]

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RAM success story
31 Jan
  • By Camilla Marsh
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RAM’s Recent Success a Real Shoo-in

This week we chatted to Carol Bruton, chairperson of Rescue Among Many (RAM) about their recent food and shoe drive at Ashbury Primary and what they have lined up for 2018.   Firstly, who is RAM? RAM (Rescue Among Many) was founded in 2011 in Montagu by myself and husband Stephen Bruton. We’re dedicated to […]

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Clean-C Beach Clean Up
08 Dec
  • By Brownie Points Team
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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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The Santa Shoebox Project many happy smiles
01 Dec
  • By Brownie Points Team
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The Santa Shoebox Project – A Festive Way to Give Back

Looking for fun, festive and meaningful ways for your company to give back this season? The Santa Shoebox Project is a sure-fire way to fire-up your employees about CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility). This week we spoke to COO Debbie Zelezniak about the project’s biggest corporate drives yet, and how your organisation can get involved. Here’s […]

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