The Charity Calendar is the largest annual producer of A3 calendars in South Africa. Each year, we produce a striking photographic calendar containing images capturing a specific theme – from landscapes to wildlife and nature to far flung destinations such as Myanmar, India, Antarctica, Namibia and the Okavango.
WHO IS BEHIND THE CALENDAR?
The Charity Calendar was started in 2005 by Lex van Vught (LPSSA), a keen amateur photographer, together with his daughters. In our first year, we printed and sold 300 calendars which has steadily grown to producing approximately 9 000 calendars every year. To date, we’ve raised a total of R4 million for our beneficiaries.
The full proceeds of our sales are donated to charities which support orphans and vulnerable children in South Africa. Today, this comprises 16 different organisations including schools, children’s homes, safe houses and crèches. All funds raised go towards providing basic services such as nutrition, infrastructure improvements, training of caregivers, and provision of school uniforms, textbooks and educational toys.
Because our calendars can be branded with your logo, they make excellent corporate gifts for clients and staff. Buying our calendars can form part of your CSI initiatives as well. You can also select your own beneficiary, with provision that they serve a cause supporting vulnerable children.
”This is a great initiative and one we happily support.
The smiles on the faces of the children cannot be measured in monetary terms. As the privileged few, we do not realize how much something as basic as a tracksuit in winter means to these children, until we are once again reminded through initiatives such as yours. The photographs are magical and brightens my office daily.”
Philip NiemanCoca-Cola Fortune
”This has been an amazing effort by The Charity Calendar.
The cause is very worthwhile and now that there is momentum I hope that we can continue with the initiative and grow from strength to strength. I feel proud to be associated with Alexander Forbes and the contribution to the overall project”
Peter RigbyAlexander Forbes
Congratulations on raising such an impressive figure; testament to your efforts and generous spirits.
Sturrock and Robson are proud to be able to support your initiatives. We look forward to the 2015 calendar!”
Dennis MechSturrock and Robson
“What a wonderful contribution you and your team are making to build a better society, thank you for your support of Columba Leadership.”
Click to view touching testimony of a Sunlight Safehouse Teenager.