ChariTree continues with aid to CSOs

Martin Endjala

The ChariTree charity organisation continued to make a difference in the lives of the under privilege in society.

Today it handed over nappies, sanitary products and cleaning products to Red Cross Namibia Khomas Region office for distribution to various civil society organizations, which will ensure that donations go to communities that are in dire need.

ChariTree is a wholly, Namibian-owned fundraising platform that aims to sustain and grow registered Namibian charities by connecting them to donors, sponsors and businesses and generates funds through proceeds from raffle ticket sales.

The handover was overseen by Miss Namibia, Chelsi Shikongo, who has recently been selected as the official brand ambassador of ChariTree.

Speaking at the Event, the beauty queen said that she is often involved in charity events, which most of the time keep her very busy, but assured that whenever asked to come and be part of a charity event she will make herself available.

Shikongo added that being the oldest of six siblings and the brand ambassador of the whole country, shows why it is important to take care of the community, hence the reason she understands the
magnitude of helping those who are unable to help themselves.

She said that despite Covid-19, she is always available to help wherever she can, and she is grateful that ChariTree reached out to her. Shikongo also touch on the importance of online Go-funding and connecting charity CSOs with businesses, were she emphasized that it is a great fund rising platform for any CSO.

“I actually did it, I started a go funding for the Twaloloka residents when the fire broke out and we
managed to raise N$20 000 in 48 hours. So, I actually believe that fund raising platforms actually do work,’’ added Shikongo.

Meanwhile, the co-founder of ChariTree, Richard Hoff pointed out that these are tough times, therefore it is very important to help one another wherever necessary. He explained that ChariTree is not only a NGO-CSO that provides donations, but it also seeks to create platforms for CSOs to do businesses to sustain themselves and to raise more funds to assist the vulnerable people in the society.

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