The Xmas wishlist raffle competition

WHY a raffle?

AkukhanYa @A Group, Out of the Box Skills Training Centre & the communities we work in have been hit hard by the Corona Virus pandemic and international lockdowns. All training was stopped, donations dried up and companies that have always supported us are also in the process of getting back on their feet. We have been fortunate to keep our doors open and continue with our work but like all companies and people in South Africa, we are feeling the effects of lockdown on our bottom line.

November, December & January are traditionally quiet months for education and skills training companies and under normal circumstances, we budget in advance for these months. 2020 has not been normal circumstances! As we are all so well aware of. Budgeting has not been possible this year. 

Our skills trainers who all run small companies as a second income has also been hit really hard and have had NO income for months.

The communities we serve have been the worst hit of all in South Africa, as they are the most vulnerable workforce and had the biggest percentage of retrenchments and layoffs in the country. (2, 500, 000.00+ women have been retrenched in South Africa to date and these figures are rising daily.

The welfare organisations we work in association with are also seeing increasing numbers of families in dire need.

Our learners share heartbreaking stories of families they know (some of these their own) and who has been hit hard with very little hope for the coming holiday season.

We don't want handouts and we really want to help our small entrepreneurs (skills trainers). We also want to assist the welfare organisations with some funds for the next couple of months. We want to assist our learners and we dream of a big Christmas lunch with food parcels, gifts and stationery packs for the kids of a number of families we have identified so far. (SPECIAL NOTE: These are NOT only black families, but families of all races.)

After looking at all the various options open to us and some serious brainstorming, we realised that "crowdsourcing" was the best way to do this with a win-win for everybody.

Crowdsourcing where everyone benefits, not just us.

The Xmas Wishlist Raffle Competition is the crowdsourcing option we realised will be a great way for us to achieve all our goals.

An ambitious raffle competition we know, but a realistic one.

Our aim is to sell 8 000 tickets to break even but or ultimate goal is to sell 12 000 to provide everyone with a buffer for the beginning of 2021, as nobody yet knows what the new year will bring.

The majority of the prizes are made by our skills trainers, local businesses and even some of our learners. The rest of the prizes are all proudly South African products and will be a great source of income for the small businesses and entrepreneurs.

The income through this raffle will be divided as follows:

  • 1/5 will be used to support the small business by paying them for the prizes (more about these businesses here)

  • 1/5 will go towards our various community outreach initiatives - including the Christmas party & gifts (more about these initiatives here)

  • 1/5 will go towards supporting Out of the Box Skills Centre in Germiston (more about this centre here)

  • 1/5 will go towards supporting Out of the Box Skills Centre in Albertskroon (more about this centre here)

  • & finally, 1/5 will go towards to supporting AkukhanYa @A Group over the following months (more about AkukhanYa's Germiston hub here)

The cost of the tickets is R250.00 Not an unreasonable amount for the huge number of really amazing prizes that can be won.

What does this mean in monetary terms?

If we sell all 8 000 tickets that means R400,00.00 split each. way - just Imagine what we can do for so many people with that kind of money.

If we reach the dream of 12,000 ticket sales that is a whopping R600,000.00 split each way - and more than the financial relieve for the centres, it means R600,000.00 towards small business and R600,000.00 towards our community outreach. Wow! The mind boggles at the joy it will bring to families in dispair, right now. This is why we are thinking so big and so ambitious.

But, we need help for this plan of ours and the help we need is YOU!

Yes, YOU!

Remember it is about...

One ticket at a time.


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The Raffle

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OtB Germiston

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community

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