Update: Together with the help of some amazing and very special sponsors, our internal team, clients and the public we have managed to raise R9 million* in efforts to continue to support SweepStars during these difficult and uncertain times. We are so immensely grateful to everyone who has assisted in supporting SweepStars!
As a result of the potential impact that Covid-19 virus may have on the economic security of the SweepStars, SweepSouth is spearheading a partnership between ourselves, private and governmental institutions, to jointly contribute towards a pool of funds that will be made available to affected SweepStars who are unable to earn a basic income due to this global pandemic (as declared by the WHO). This fund has now been set up together with a crowdfund which will form part of this same pool for SweepStars.
The sole purpose of these funds will be to reduce the financial burden that the pandemic will most certainly bring about for some of the economically most vulnerable members of our society (due to self-isolation or positive test results). Helping each other navigate this will require a group effort, and in line with this we will also be asking customers who cancel due to self-isolation to consider still contributing towards bookings wherever possible, in order to assist SweepStars’ potential loss of income.
If you do not yet want to start up your bookings again, that is absolutely fine! We still strongly encourage all clients who are able to, to cancel their bookings but still contribute towards their SweepStar. We have put measures in place to allow you to contribute these funds. We are asking everyone to assist SweepStars where they can. We are conscious that many of these women and men rely on this income to put food on the table for their entire families. We've put together a simple step-by-step guides for you to do this!
For any assistance in being able to contribute towards SweepStars, or towards a specific SweepStar, please reach out to our support team who will happily assist you: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For more info about this initiative, please pop onto our site: SweepSouth COVID-19 SweepStar Fund
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