Along the lines of the popular TV show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, property group Chas Everitt International is planning to transform two children's homes into bright and stimulating environments.
The homes - one in the Cape Town region and one in Gauteng - will be given a total makeover by teams of experts over a weekend in October this year, while the children are treated to a mini-holiday.
The property group is currently in the process of selecting the homes that will benefit and, says events and client services co-ordinator Tracey Everitt, it has already established two committees to manage the makeovers.
"We have also embarked on a drive to obtain sponsorships from businesses that would like to contribute to the makeovers. Three levels of sponsorship have been established. The platinum level is aimed at a major national donor while gold sponsorships will be open to regional sponsors. On a local level, sponsorships are in the silver class and will give smaller companies the opportunity to contribute.
"Various fundraising events are also being planned and these will culminate in a gala event in Johannesburg in July. The home makeover is expected to attract wide media exposure and the group is currently negotiating with a leading TV magazine programme to film the 72-hour event," she says.
The group has applied for registration of a non-profit organisation under the name CEI Charitable Projects. Everitt says this will facilitate the project and will serve as a platform for further charitable events in future.
A website has been registered under the name www.ceihomemakeover.co.za and it will track the progress of the project. Everitt says companies interested in acting as sponsors can also contact the Chas Everitt International head office in Johannesburg on 011-801-2500.
Issued by Chas Everitt International