Starting out small in 2010, we gathered some friends for an auction in Waterkloof, Pretoria to raise funds for a very worthy cause.
Our first project was a calendar with discreet nude photos of us. I know you might frown, but it was for a good cause. If you think about it… what can possibly cause a few fat, overweight moms, covered with cellulite to take off their clothes to make a calendar? The answer: an opportunity to make a difference to the lives of three teenage kids. A flat broke teacher in our community has three gifted children (triplets), who qualified as the top three students in their school and were offered the opportunity to travel overseas for a school project. The problem was that the single mother could not afford to give her children this exposure. We decided to help and that was the beginning of our life of giving!
We called the first project “Kaalgat Daisies” and had a simple goal… to raise R45,000 for these children. Before we knew it, we superseded our wildest fantasies and managed to raise a whopping R200,000 in a single evening, while having fun at the same time! This money was used to change a few lives for the better and we decided to continue living a life of giving!
The success with our first project resulted in the decision to continue on a more formalised basis and thus, the birth of the “Caring Daisies”.
We have since grown into a well-known name. Our aim, as ordinary moms and one dad, is to make a difference where formal charity organisations are not able to reach. We believe that we can make the dream of changing the lives of people that doesn’t expect it, a reality.