On the 3rd of April 2018, the Rounda “Add a Rand” initiative went live and South Africans were able to voluntarily donate R1 and contribute to making a significant difference to poverty alleviation in our nation. Nando’s were the first to go live, with Steers joining in with all their outlets nationwide on the 17th of April.
So here is the amazing news, Rounda has collected more than R100 000 in donations since Tuesday, 3rd April 2018!
“We are very impressed with the tremendous support we have already received in the short space of time, and we are excited about what the future has in store for Rounda. FASA is honoured to be able to play a leading role to assure the success of this worthy initiative and appreciate the support our members have shown to ensuring its success”, says Vera Valasis, Executive Director of FASA.
Keep an eye out for McDonald’s who will be rolling out in May 2018, with their funds going to the care, compassion, hope and love shown to families of critically ill children treated in hospitals in South Africa through the Ronald McDonald House Charity.
The implementation of the 2nd Phase will take place during the months of May and June and the commencement of sit-down restaurants joining the fast food outlets. It is the ultimate aim of Rounda that whenever you have a meal in South Africa, you will be able to Add-a-Rand towards the poverty alleviation efforts of the Nikela Trust.
All contributions will, through The Nikela Trust, be distributed to a variety of well-established NGO’s and selected grassroots community based organisations which will make a difference to the lives of those that need it most.
The overwhelming support during the 1st Phase is a testament to the giving nature of South African’s and the ability to collectively drive change. Rounda has provided us all with the opportunity to contribute towards a better South Africa and play our part to help address the social needs of our country … and to do so one Rand at a time!