It is increasingly believed that modern-day companies have a responsibility to be good corporate citizens and where possible, help communities less fortunate than themselves. The charitable donations made by businesses undoubtedly deliver an invaluable source of income for the non-profit sector. However, it is our belief that the corporate charitable giving which results from this social conscience should not go unrewarded and that businesses themselves can and should benefit from the process. SOS Africa has therefore developed a business sponsorship scheme which can be tailored to the needs of your company whilst benefiting the children we support…
Corporate Child Sponsorship
JooMo Ltd contacted SOS Africa to offer their support in August 2012. They were on the cusp of launching a 100% natural face wash product and wanted to empower an African child through education simultaneously. After working closely with SOS Africa on a marketing strategy, in September they launched their product and donated 50p to SOS Africa for each tube sold. Nearly 3 years on, their product is selling well and they have been singlehandedly responsible for the education of SOS Africa's Nthabiseng.
Employee Sponsor Scheme
The CEO of London based experiential agency, Kreate contacted SOS Africa in November 2014. To celebrate the company's 20thbirthday, they wanted to establish an Employee Benefit Scheme whereby Kreate would fund the education of 20 SOS Africa children on behalf of their 20 staff. Consequently, each staff member would receive regular updates on the progress of child being supported.
Monthly Business Donations
In July 2012 SOS Africa embarked on a fundraising partnership with locally based recruitment company, Roadhogs. In this instance, they generously agreed that for all of the hours of relief work provided by Roadhogs to pig farmers across Somerset, a percentage donation would be made to SOS Africa on a monthly basis. This contribution has enabled SOS Africa to further increase the numbers of children supported by its education programme.
In recent months, SOS Africa was contacted by US based ethical clothing company "Just No Logo" and asked if we could develop a specific sponsorship package enabling them to contribute towards the school clothing of our children in South Africa. Within a few weeks the "Raise the Ordinary to Extraordinary" campaign was launched to promote a new line of "Just No Logo" clothing and invaluable funds have already been raised for the charity's clothing budget.
As each of the above examples demonstrate, SOS Africa's hands-on, personal approach to fundraising enables us to tailor specific business sponsorship schemes to meet the demands of potential corporate sponsors. If your business is looking to support a charity as part of an effective marketing initiative visit our website or contact us today.
Press release distributed by Pressat on behalf of SOS Africa, on Tuesday 31 March, 2015. For more information subscribe and follow http://www.pressat.co.uk/