A blog by Wandisile Sebezo
Since opening its doors in 2018, N2 Lounge has been championing social causes, from Cancer Awareness to raising money for sanitary towels for girls, and this time, to put bread on the table for those less fortunate.
“Umntu ngumntu ngabantu – a person is a person through other people. That is why charity is so close to our hearts,” say the owners of N2 Lounge, Shaun and Melony.
COVID-19 has seen the closure of many small businesses and loss of jobs. As a result, many people couldn’t feed their families. For small tourism dependant towns such as Plett, this meant that the lack of tourism activity dealt a huge blow to our locals.
This is where the Plett Food Fund initiative was born, to respond to the food shortage crisis by raising money and collecting food donations so as to redistribute them to those in need.
Since its inception, the Plett Food Fund has, through collecting donations from as little as R50 and upwards managed to raise R33 000 and assisted over 65 families.
Understanding that we are now in level one of the nationwide lockdown with many people having gone back to work, and while there is some form of economic activity, a lot of people still go to bed without food. That’s why the Plett Food Fund has partnered with N2 Lounge to make sure the sun doesn’t go down on those who still can’t afford to feed themselves and their families.
“As a small business, we do not always have the funds to donate to worthy causes that can change the lives of our communities, so hosting charitable events is our way of doing our part,” reiterate Shaun and Melony.
The two entities will be hosting Social Saturdays on the last Saturday of every month beginning this November. The primary objective is to continue to raise funds and collect non-perishables for needy families; but who said you can’t have fun while doing so?
‘Social Saturdays’ is having the Plett community relook its social night life. Imagine, socialising for a good cause – it feels good, right?
There’s more, though, as the owners of N2 Lounge say, that “with Social Saturdays, we kill two birds with one stone; we get to raise money for Plett Food Fund, and create a platform for local entrepreneurs to showcase and sell their merchandise”.
The inaugural ‘Social Saturdays’ will be on the 28th November 2020, from 3pm till late. Cover charge is R20, and remember, all door sales go towards the Plett Food Fund. You are more than welcome to bring non-perishable food, which will be donated to families.
On the night in question, expect iKasi culture to come to life as there will be streetwear merchandise on sale, street-style cuisine, good music and all things township entertainment.
Remember, we’re “Socialising for a good cause”…