FUN AND FRIENDSHIP WITH A PURPOSE

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Who We Are

The Cape Town Red Hat Renegades began in January 2004 with a small group of women over the age of 50, but changed the American motto of “Fun and Friendship after 50”, to “Fun and Friendship with a Purpose”. Our first purpose was to raise funds to feed 900 disadvantaged children in 14 crèche’s in the poverty stricken township of Browns Farm with a daily breakfast of ePap. This is an ongoing project.

The organisation take no fees for administration, transport or telephone costs as all the members are volunteers and give of their time and energy free of charge.  Therefore every donation goes directly to one of our many causes.  We never hand over cash, but purchase whatever is needed at the best possible price.

Through publicity we have received donations of kitchen equipment, jungle gyms, toys, clothing, furniture and reconditioned containers for kitchens or class rooms.

The Rotary Club of Claremont have allocated a large amount of money to upgrade the crèche’s from shacks into solid buildings. This is a long term commitment.

About Jo Maxwell

As a member of the Rotary Club of Claremont since 2005, Jo has been fortunate enough to receive funding for many projects and was named a Paul Harris Fellow in 2008 by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

In 2005, she was honoured with the Woman of Worth award for her commitment to the community.

Jo Maxwell wears three hats. The Cape Town Red Hat Renegades hat, the Rotary hat and her personal “do it on my own” hat. So while some projects are initiated by the Cape Town Red Hat Renegades they might be financially sponsored by the Rotary Club of Claremont.

Read more about Jo Maxwell and see her articles written on the Rotary website here.