This email was sent to me today. There are three kids who appear to be white based on the picture that need support. I’ll make a contribution and I’m hoping that regular readers of this blog will dig into their pockets to help as well. A funny thing happens to a person when they become a parent, the welfare of children becomes a greater priority. My children want for nothing and my heart breaks when I come across destitute children. I’ve figured out that I have a responsibility to help where I can and I donate large amounts of my time to assist a wide variety of charities and causes. I talk about this below but I will help any corporate that donates to this cause with justifying their SED contribution for BEE points at no charge.
I suppose the question here is, how do we get BEE points for this. The SED code says
3.2 Socio- Economic Development Contributions:
3,2.1 Socio-Economic Development Contributions consist of monetary or non-monetary contributions actually initiated and implemented in favour of beneficiaries by a Measured Entity with the specific objective of facilitating sustainable access to the economy for those beneficiaries.
3.2 2 The full value of Socio-Economic Development Contributions made to beneficiaries is recognisable if at least 75% of the value directly benefits black people.
3.2.3 If less than 75% of the full value of Socio-Economic Development Contributions directly benefits black people, the value of the contribution made multiplied by the percentage that benefits black people, is recognisable.
What 3.2.2 says that if you donate R100 then R75 must directly benefit black people. You can dig out 25% of your SED budget and use it on people that aren’t black and still receive the full recognition for the points. Again I’m basing the assumption that they are white on the picture. But the fact remains that there are a lot of needy children of all races that we can help.
I’m not going to contribute in the name of BEE, but I’m hoping that there is a corporate out there that will make a contribution in exchange for BEE points.. For my part I’ll donate my time to that corporate in justifying the points for SED (and throw in a free presentation on the new revised BEE codes).
Good day ,
The reason for my mail, these are three kids in our care that has unfortunately lost their sponsorship due to the steel strikes that are currently still underway. We urgently need to find these kids the needed sponsorship due to the fact that their basic necessities have run out! I need to know if there is any possible way that you guys are able to assist. The amount per child is R2100 and that covers one child for three months. Please can you consider, even helping with one of the three. Thanking you in advance and hoping for your favourable response. In the same time I would like to thank the companies that has been standing with Compass after all that has happened. May your business and personal lives be richly blessed with prosperity and peace!
For further info please visit our website (www.compass.org.za) or Contact me on the details provided below :
All contributions followed with proof of payment will be much appreciated,
Anthea Da Costa
Project and Marketing Director
011 087 7050
071 973 1529