We applaud the thinking behind this awesome initiative which, with all of our support, will ease some of the strain which lockdown has imposed 'Charity and giving has always been a part of my life and something close to my heart. About 6 months ago I met with my team at Temple and we spoke about how we could support charity, whether it was our time, services or financially. Carmen put her hand up to be the designated charity project manager and came up with some ideas which we were working through and wanting to support.
2-3 weeks ago when Covid 19 really hit South Africa, we were all wondering what was going to happen to us and our businesses. Last week Monday Carmen found a website in the States called Save our Favs, which was a fantastic idea and we got started on a local version, to help our favourite local coffee establishments and restaurants.
Well what a week it has been, the whole team rallied behind the cause and I am proud to say we launched https://payitfoodward.co.za. We are able to carry on working remotely, but these establishments are not able to work at all, and what was scary was this fact: "21 days can close a business. Restaurants have loads of fixed costs: rent, labour, loan repayments, insurance, supplies, repairs – the list goes on. Even successful restaurants have slim margins of 3-5%, and a third have struggled to pay employees at least once.”
We have put this site up for the community to help, and the thought of not being able to meet for a coffee after my weekend morning run or cycle was too scary to fathom. All I ask is to help where you can, purchase a voucher to redeem later when we are all working again, and help save a local business.
We are sponsoring the work and hosting admin, and the only fee currently is the Payfast fee of 3.5% which we have asked to be waivered (still waiting for them to confirm) the site is safe and secure and payments are through Payfasts merchant system. You can pay or donate using Card, EFT and Zapper.
Please follow PayitFoodward. The website has an FAQ page https://payitfoodward.co.za/frequently-asked-questions/, which we will be updating often. We appreciate your support. Thanks all for listening and I hope you all get through this worldwide crises.' Brendan Temple.
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