At Hot 91.9FM, community is at the heart of everything we do and it’s through Hot Cares that we’re able to meaningfully touch the lives of hundreds individuals in need. It has become our birthday tradition, to host a 12-hour telethon fundraiser, which we like to call our Teddy-thon, that garners the much-needed funding for all of our Hot Cares initiatives. In 2017 just over R1 million was pledged and in 2018 the bar was raised with the target of R1.5 million and we were delighted when we exceeded our target and received over R2.1 million in pledges.
In 2019, we are proud to continue this tradition because we know and we’ve experienced first-hand that giving back is the greatest gift of all. We will be celebrating our 5th birthday with our Teddy-thon target set at R2 million. Come Friday 15th November, it’s all hands-on deck from 6 AM to 6:30 PM with non-stop fundraising planned at the Centre Court in Sandton City. Manned by some of Joburg’s best known celebrities, corporates and Hot 91.9 FM presenters, the phone lines will be a conduit for our loyal listeners, friends and partners to help us to continue making a difference in the lives of those around us.
And, being Joburg’s Best Old Skool and R&B station, we’ve made sure that the entertainment is as awesome as the Teddy-thon initiative, with top local talent performing during the day.
WHY DO WE DO THIS?
Woven into the fabric of everything we do, every year Hot Cares touches as many lives as possible. We also reach out to numerous organisations who share our vision and passion for making a difference.
Since its inception Hot Cares has provided:
- Bursaries at all levels of education
- Assistance for severe medical conditions
- Aid to victims of crime and/or natural disasters.
- Renovations to schools, community and ECD centres
- A weekly soup kitchen restoring dignity to the homeless
- Food and financial assistance for animals in distress
- Support and comfort to the elderly
A core focus of Hot Cares is sustainability and we believe strongly in the spirit of Ubuntu
“I am what I am because of who we all are.” Together we can reach our goal of making a difference in as many lives as possible.
We’re inviting you to contact us to ‘Plan your Pledge’. If you, your company, or someone you know of is in a position to help in any way, please get hold of us so that we can open the channels of giving and changing lives for the better, together.
To make a pledge or for further information please email Hot Cares firstname.lastname@example.org