What would you do if someone gave you a brand new Audi R8 as a present? Two car guards who received such a car from a Cape Town man earlier this year did not selfishly enjoy their gift but are using it to help others.
They are planning to start their own non-profit organisation to help disadvantaged communities.
News24.com reported in the article Car gaurds trade Audi R 8 for NGO that: “Desire Shima and Fabrice Munganga- Mugala had initially turned the R1.4m Audi R8 into a ‘car for good’, by carving a slit into its bonnet for people to slide in donations and messages. Around the slit are words: ‘A Future for all’-words printed there by the original benefactor to inspire the guards.”
A Phillipi crèche that looks after 35 orphans have benefited from the goodwill of these men. They gave the money collected with the car to the creche, as well as books, stationery and clothing.
Now the car guards want to sell the car to raise the money to start a proper non-profit organisation. With the more than R1 million that they could possibly get for it, they could will be able to help many more people.
This has truly been a gift that keeps on giving. Do you have any ideas on how we can use the many gifts in our lives to help others? Leave a comment below!