Tekkie Tex

Unbelievably – it is almost THAT time of the year again! Every year we are building up the excitement to … National Tekkie Tax Day!

It has been the talk of the town on the SA calendar for the past four years. This year, Tekkie Tax day will be celebrated on Friday, 26 May 2017. The campaign gives you the opportunity to “bead-up your step” and show everyone else where your heart lies. It is as easy as 1 . . .2 . . .3!

1. Choose your sticker for a cause close to your heart,
2. Shoooosh up your Tekkies with their funky shoelaces, and
3. You are ready for National Tekkie Tax Day!

Tekkie Tax is the funkiest, trendiest, most innovative, unique and successful national fundraising campaign for welfare organisations in SA. It started in 2013 when a few of South Africa’s biggest and most accountable welfare organisations joined forces. Since its inception, they have already raised a whopping R22 million for participating NGO’s. There are 12 National Beneficiaries and they represent more than a 1 000 local non-profit organisations. They are: Epilepsy SA, Child Welfare SA, SOS Children’s Villages, CHOC, Special Olympics SA, CANSA, Imisebeyelanga Services, Meals on Wheels, VVA, NG Welfare, SAVF and Endurocad.

The Project has been growing each year and Tekkie Tax thought it necessary to bring another family member on board! And this is how Happy became part of the Tekkie Tax family. . . Happy is the new Tekkie Tax Mascot with a BIG heart! He is a boisterous little character and always ready to have some fun.

With such a joyous little character on board, everybody HAS TO participate in the 2017 campaign. The stickers (for a donation of R10 each) and the Tekkie Tax shoelaces (R35 per pair) are available at all ToysRUs/BabiesRUs and Clicks stores nationwide. There are also more than 280 participating non-profit organisations selling these items and together they aim to convince every South African to be part of the fun. Orders can also be placed online via the Tekkie Tax website www.tekkietax.co.za.

The media, a whole bunch of amazing celebrities, hundreds of companies and thousands of individuals have pledged their support to this campaign. Tekkie Tax hopes to add you to this list!

Walk, jump or skip the extra mile in your Tekkies for a welfare organisation close to your heart by wearing your sticker of choice on Friday, 26 May and ‘bead-up-your-step’ with a pair of funky Tekkie Tag shoelaces. (Even if you are not wearing tekkies, you can still tie the laces to your sandals!) No excuse, WEAR your shoes – join the fun and support National Tekkie Tax Day!