— Press release —
19 September 2011
BLUE BULLS COMPANY AND CLOTHING4CHILDREN RAISE R200 MILLION WORTH OF CLOTHING
Brothers, Schalk and Wim Burger with their dad, Hennie.
A simulated rugby field at Loftus Versfeld was filled to capacity with bags of clothing and bedding collected by Clothing4Children from Pretoria Schools. Vodacom Blue Bulls, DHL Western Province and Sharks players in the under 19, under 21 and senior teams, fans, sponsors and suite owners in the Pretoria region also collected for the Clothing4Children Campaign. Prior to Saturday’s Absa Currie Cup clash between the Vodacom Blue Bulls and DHL Western Province, all the players walked on to the field with their bags to show their support for the inspiring campaign, started by Burger brothers Schalk and Wim.
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The Blue Bulls Company has applauded the generosity of local schools for showing just how willing they are to donate to a worthy cause. Clothing4Children, a non-profit organisation formed by teenage brothers Schalk and Wim Burger in 2010, pledged to clothe 13.5 million desperately needy people in South Africa of which 1.2 Million needy people reside in the Pretoria Metropole. Their goal is to raise 50 000 bags of clothing with the Blue Bulls-Loftus event.
Powerful images of homeless, poverty-stricken South Africans evoked the sense of charity and generosity amongst various schools in Pretoria and its surrounding areas so much so, that 38 500 bags have already been collected to date from 24 schools. The bags of clothing and bedding already collected by C4C to date are worth an estimated R205.8 million and would more than comfortably fill a 100m x 50m rugby field.
Richard Papo, Vodacom Blue Bulls Marketing Manager, said the desire amongst schools to make a difference by providing basic necessities for the unemployed, homeless and poor was overwhelming.
“The Clothing4Children initiative serves as a constant reminder that there are millions of underprivileged people in desperate need of our help. While conjuring up images of pain and sadness, there are many heart-warming stories as a result of the inspirational work started by the Burger brothers. Without question, we struck an emotional chord and have been astounded by the immense response of our local schools.
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Monday, 12 September 2011 outside Loftus
- In the Pretoria/ Tshwane metropole alone, 1.2 million of its 4.2 million citizens are desperately needy.
It is this desperate need which birthed a partnership between the Blue Bulls and clothing4children - with the aim of collecting as many as 50 000 bags of clothing by the 17th of September 2011.
The clothing will be distributed in disadvantaged communities across the metropole by turn the tide 4 children, local church networks and other organisations, including Walk Thru the Bible’s High Impact Network.
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clothing 4 children – to envision the children of South Africa and beyond to reach out with clothing and shoes to those who are less fortunate. [...]
Clothing for Children is a new initiative from turn the tide 4 children (www.ttt4c.org) to clothe children in need in Southern Africa. The goal is to envision the children of South Africa and beyond to reach out with clothing and shoes to those who are less fortunate. [...]