The 24th annual Carrol Boyes Charity Open Day took place on Saturday, 2nd December and Monday, 4 December and showcased some amazing products and discounts for one’s early festive season shopping. All proceeds from the Carrol Boyes Charity Open Day went to supporting Breadline Africa, The Sunflower Fund and Monkeybiz.
Located at the Carrol Boyes Paarden Eiland Distribution Centre in Cape Town, many people showed their support for the charities. Various products were available for sale, from glassware, metalwork and ceramics right through to wine and cushions.
Please watch a video of the event here: https://youtu.be/IAQz-fValbU
Here’s more on the event’s charitable beneficiaries:
Focused on reviving the art of beadwork, Monkeybiz is a charity close to Carrol’s heart. With 340 bead artists employed by this non-profit organisation, Monkeybiz alleviates poverty and empowers women, whilst harnessing the creative spirit within.
Breadline Africa provides infrastructure projects that benefit Early Childhood Development (ECD), providing educational support to children between the ages of one and six years and encouraging children and youth in literacy. Today, Breadline Africa is one of the biggest suppliers of converted shipping containers for poverty relief in South Africa and has delivered more than 360 containers to poverty-stricken communities across the country.
Their focus is clustered into three main areas – Early Childhood Development, libraries and a range of similar container projects to uplift communities. In addition, Breadline Africa also provides initiatives (such as seaside outings, feeding programs and school stationery support) to uplift the lives of young children – to open their imagination and raise their expectations.
The Sunflower Fund
The Sunflower Fund educates and raises awareness of blood stem cell donation and fundraises for the tissue-typing costs of recruiting stem cell donors, to give patients diagnosed with Leukaemia and other life-threatening blood disorders the hope of life.