Once again, Safelite AutoGlass(R) is rallying to support MaAfrika Tikkun, a charitable organization based in South Africa, through its 2nd Annual Safelite Challenge.
Established in 1994, MaAfrika Tikkun works toward the transformation of South African communities by caring for vulnerable children and orphans, not only providing vital care, but also building the skills needed to succeed in life. More than 800,000 families live in the communities supported by MaAfrika Tikkun. Nelson Mandela is a Chief Patron and has hailed MaAfrika Tikkun’s programs as a “miracle.”
Last year, Safelite AutoGlass raised $230,000 at its 1st Annual Safelite Challenge, which included a triathlon, duathlon and charity poker run, and welcomed more than 250 participants. This year, more than 250 Safelite associates, business partners, family and friends will gather in Las Vegas on April 16, 2011, for the 2nd Annual Safelite Challenge. To increase fundraising levels for MaAfrika Tikkun, Safelite added a 5K Fun Walk and Weight Loss Contest to the Challenge this year.
Last year’s top four fundraisers recently went to MaAfrika Tikkun to see first-hand the impact the money raised is having. “The opportunity to visit the camps in South Africa supported by MaAfrika Tikkun was truly inspirational.