About our Hot Cares Initiative
Hot Cares is the Hot 91.9fm community upliftment initiative that strives towards making a meaningful difference in the lives of those around us. Since 2015, Hot 91.9fm has provided much-needed assistance to those in need within our community. Beneficiaries have ranged from the development of crèche’s in informal settlements, previously disadvantaged entrepreneurs, NPO’s needing guidance, resources and awareness of their programs, medical assistance, educational bursaries and individual assistance to those who need little bit of hope and a helping hand at a particularly difficult time in their life.
The appreciation and the difference Hot Cares makes in the community is evident in the support it receives from its’ listeners. Our listeners have not only grown to love our music and station but have opened their hearts to those in our community who are less fortunate. It is from Hot 91.9fm together with the income received from the pledges at our annual Teddython, the weekly Hot Cares auctions and other donations, that Hot Cares is able to make a sustainable difference.
The spirit of Ubuntu, is imbued with the sentiment, “I Am, because We Are” and we truly believe that together we can reach our goal of making a difference in as many lives as possible.
In a world filled with continued economic challenges, environmental concerns and declining living stands, Hot Cares receives requests for assistance on a daily basis. For further information on the difference Hot Cares is making in our community, listen to Hot Cares every Monday on Jo’burgs Hottest Breakfast at 07h45.
Winning the Community Project of the year award in 2017 inspired us to look for more opportunities to increase the impact we have on our community. Hence the launch of Hot Cares and the birth of Buddy. Buddy, our Hot Cares Bear joined the Hot 91.9fm family in September 2017, brought Hot Cares to life by spreading the mission and goal of the Hot Cares team. Our little ambassador shares the story of how when small acts of kindness are multiplied they have the ability to transform the world.
Hot Cares Stories
In the spirit of honoring those who help to make their communities safer, Hot Cares hosted an awards ceremony to thank the South African Police Service and Police Reservists from the Johannesburg West Cluster for their hard work and dedication. The awards ceremony...read more
Radical Extreme Sports Tour & Academy was founded and is managed by two young South Africans Tshepo Mmamaila & Itumeleng Selepe. Together they combined their skills and experience and just over 6 months ago started a skateboarding park in Alexander for the youth in...read more
In December last year, Hot Cares assisted Loic, a young boy fighting cancer. Our Hot Cares partner, Roadtrip, collected his mom, Lana Chelin and brought her to the station. A few days later, Lana contacted Hot Cares to tell us about the driver, Prince Duze who was so...read more
Hot Cares received an email request from avid Hot 91.9fm listener Eva Hogg with a special request for her daughter Taryn-Leigh. Bedridden with cerebral palsy and scoliosis, the Hogg family were hit with another set back this February when scans revealed that...read more
Hot Cares received a request from Lesley Sutton of Jeep South Africa, who sponsors our Hot Cares vehicle, to assist Brown Lekekele who runs Green Door, an emergency shelter in Diepsloot for victims of rape or domestic violence. Brown, who is a professional trauma...read more
As part of the massive R840 000 “Back To School Supply Run” on Hot91.9FM, Hot Cares together with the Guvon Group’s Guvon Academy launched the Hospitality Bursary. The bursary for training in Hospitality and Catering, valued at R150 000, is a 3-year programme that...read more
The Sage foundation and Hot Cares are awarding five grants of R85 000 each. Together we believe in the potential and powerful impact that Non-Profit Organizations have in our community. Which is why we’re giving away five grants of R85 000 each to NPOs operating in...read more
Nominated by her sister Michelle, Nicole Coetzee has been struggling under the immense pressure of raising three boys on her own. Michelle asked Hot Cares to assist with some clothing for Nicole’s boys and also to help Nicole find a job. Being a widow and having been...read more
Genevieve Wilkens made her way to the Hot91.9Fm studios to collect her two A-Bike City folding bikes. Genevieve was the highest bidder in our weekly Hot Cares auctions in association with Cash Inn, nabbing these trendy wheels for R5 000! The R5 000 adds to Buddy’s...read more
As part of the massive R840 000 “Back to School Supply Run” on Hot 91.9fm, Hot Cares together with The Guvon Group launched the Guvon Academy Hospitality Bursary. The bursary for training in Hospitality and Catering, valued at R150000. It is a 3-year programme that...read more
This January, the Hot Cares Back-to-School Supply Run on Hot919 is in full-swing, equipping schools, creches and Non-Profit Organisations with much-needed stationery and back-to-school gear. They say charity begins at home and where better than the place from...read more
An avid Hot 91.9fm listener and loyal Hot Cares Auction supporter shared the incredible story of 11-year-old Anna with our team. Anna’s story is one of bravery. Abandoned at birth, Anna has been in the loving care of Corina, her foster mom, from the time she was just...read more