It’s time to pay your Tekkie Tax

tekkie-tax-600Slide on your favourite pair of tekkies, pay your Tekkie Tax and support a good cause; it’s never been easier to do the right thing (Image: Tekkie Tax)

It will soon be time to don your tekkies for a good cause; the annual Tekkie Tax fundraising campaign falls on 30 May for 2014 and promises to be as popular as it was in 2013, its inaugural year.

For the Average Joe, Tekkie Tax is a simple way to support a good cause; buy a Tekkie Tax sticker for just R10, stick it on your lapel and sport your tekkies on the day to show you care about making South Africa a better place. This year, Tekkie Tax participants can also grab a pair of Tekkie tags, specially designed shoelaces, for R30, and receive a smaller sticker for a cellphone or wallet with the larger sticker.

Each sticker is designed to represent a charity sector; animals, basic family care, children, disability, and education, and donations go to a charity in the sector you would prefer to support.

HOW DOES TEKKIE TAX BENEFIT CHARITIES?

Running a fundraising campaign is expensive; organisations need to pay staff, hire venues and cover administration costs. Joining the Tekkie Tax campaign cuts down on labour and administrative costs, and channels monies received to where they are needed the most; the charities’ beneficiaries. Tekkie Tax is also managed so that no single organisation involved has access to the funds collected; instead the Legacy Through Charity Trust manages the campaign, ensuring it is audited and that all monies are distributed equitably.

Currently Tekkie Tax represents some 15 national welfare organisations and a further 1 000 non-governmental organisations across the country. Last year the campaign raised R2.4-million for the 183 participating organisations, and sold more than 700 000 stickers.

GET INVOLVED

To buy your Tekkie Tax stickers and shoelaces, make a donation, or learn more about the campaign, visit www.tekkietax.co.za, email tekkietax@mweb.co.za, call the office on +27 (0) 12 663 8181 or send a fax to +27 (0)12 663 8188.