Cape Town it’s time to change the way you give back! While hauling out all your old junk to donate and volunteering your time and skills to various charities is a great way to give back there’s a fabulous alternative that wants to inspire Capetonians to come together and give back in a different way. There’s no reason you can’t have fun while giving back and we love the idea of supporting 5 For Change – an annual black tie fundraiser dedicated to raising awareness about 5 inspiring social enterprises.

Each year the 5 for Change team selects and showcases 5 inspiring organisations chosen for their unique approach to making a difference in the lives of others. The 5 organisations are given the spotlight at the 5 for Change flagship event, an annual black tie fundraiser. That’s right ladies, you get to dress up to the nines and join in on a fun night out while also doing your bit for your fellow men and women.

The fancy pants event hopes to change the way professionals, entrepreneurs, and other South African opinion leaders think about philanthropy and social change and instead creates a rewarding, fun and enjoyable avenue for people to give back and they invite everyone to join them in making a difference by change the way you think about philanthropy and changing the way you give.

5 for Change

The next 5 for Change event takes place on Saturday 30 May 2015 at Cape Town City Hall at 19:00. Tickets are R400 per person and are available from Quicket. The WomenStuff team will be there and we’d love you to join in on the fun with us!

This year the event will showcase Read to Rise (an NPO that promotes youth literacy in under-resourced communities), Generation Ubuntu (an NGO dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of children and teens living with HIV in Khayelitsha), Beyond Expectation Environmental Project (an environmental organisation, which educates youth from previously disadvantaged backgrounds on environmental issues), TRADE-MARK (a non-profit organisation that connects the best tradespeople in the townships with those who require their services) and MyownCup (which provides school girls in townships with a sustainable re-usable sanitary solution).

For more information on the event visit the 5 for Change website, say Hi to 5 for Change on Facebook and watch the 5 for Change video from last year’s event for an idea of what you can expect from this incredible event.