Giving Tuesday SA
27 Nov
  • By Laura Parker
  • Cause in

Black Friday, Cyber Monday… #GivingTuesdaySA

Today is the big day. Today is #GivingTuesdaySA. Today is the global day of giving celebrated on the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday.   “USD301M (R4.2B) was raised in 2017 in 24 hours around the world.”   Giving Tuesday harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage local philanthropy and […]

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Act For Change
15 Nov
  • By Brownie Points
  • Cause in

Act For Change – a Platform for The People

From our humble beginnings as a small platform with a big vision, Brownie Points has bust its boots, and is no longer just a networking site for do-gooders. In addition to connecting volunteers with causes they care about, we now also cater to businesses keen on giving back to their communities. Our recent success with […]

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Africa's Biggest Cleanup
11 Jul
  • By Camilla Marsh
  • Cause in

Join Africa’s Biggest Cleanup

In the lead up to Madiba’s centenary birthday on 18 July, do-gooders across the continent are joining helping hands for Africa’s biggest ever cleanup! #ActForChange hosted by Shoprite and Brownie Points, is our chance to give back to Mama Africa what we’ve taken out, and put a cap on plastic pollution for good.   Last […]

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#Actforchange
02 Jul
  • By Camilla Marsh
  • Cause in

#ActForChange

Mahatma Ghandi once famously said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” And at Brownie Points, we’ve taken this to heart. From 14-18 July, in partnership with Shoprite and do gooders across the continent, we’ll be the change by hosting Africa’s biggest ever cleanup! Our recently launched #ActForChange campaign is one […]

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#SAspreadslove
04 Jun
  • By Camilla Marsh
  • Cause in

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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Ladles of Love
11 Apr
  • By Sasha Fairhead
  • Cause in

Dishing up With Ladles of Love

Rather than lazing about while you shake off the week, make your Saturdays proactive by volunteering to give meals to the homeless. This week, Brownie Points ambassador, Sasha Fairhead writes about a Cape Town NPO with a big heart and overflowing cups of generosity. Every Saturday at 12 noon, Ladles of Love, a Cape Town […]

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success story
07 Mar
  • By Sasha Fairhead
  • Cause in

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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viral volunteering
07 Feb
  • By Camilla Marsh
  • Cause in

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
  • Cause in

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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