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Teddython 2020

Hot Cares NPC  Registration No 2019/146034/08  |  PBO Reference No. 930070149  |  B-BBEE Level 1 contributor

At Hot 91.9FM, community is at the heart of everything we do and it’s through Hot Cares that we’re able to meaningfully touch the lives of hundreds individuals in need.  It’s our birthday tradition, to host a Teddython, a 12-hour telethon ‘FUN’draiser, to secure funds for Hot Cares projects in the year to follow. At our inaugural Teddython in 2017, just over R1 million was pledged. 2018 saw the bar raised as we exceeded our R1.5 million target, to raise just over R2.1 million in pledges. But our expectations were obliterated in 2019 when we managed to raise a whopping R3.6 million in pledges and donations.

The challenges we’ve faced in 2020 have been unprecedented and it’s no surprise that Hot Cares has been overwhelmed by the desperation within our community. As a result, we are more excited than ever to continue this tradition because we know, and we’ve experienced first-hand, that giving back is the greatest gift of all.

We’ll be celebrating our 6th birthday with our Teddy-thon on Friday 20th November at Papachinos Broadacres with non-stop fundraising planned. From 6AM to 6h30PM, manned by the Hot 91.9 FM presenters and team, the phone lines will be a conduit for our loyal listeners, friends and partners to help us to continue making a difference in the lives of those around us. And, being Joburg’s Best Old Skool and R&B station, we’ve made sure that the entertainment is as awesome as the Teddy-thon initiative, with top local talent performing during the day and prizes throughout the day.


Every year Hot Cares reaches out into our community, but 2020 has certainly challenged us with a plethora of opportunities to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those around us.

Since its inception Hot Cares has provided:


  • Bursaries at all levels of education – from pre-school to tertiary.
  • Assistance for severe medical conditions
  • Aid to victims of crime and/or natural disasters.
  • Upskilling and equipping entrepreneurs to run successful businesses
  • Assistance for renovating schools and community centres
  • Ongoing support to a number of ECD centres within our community
  • Support to various feeding schemes within our community particularly during COVID-19 lockdown
  • Food and financial assistance for veterinary services and other requirements to animal shelters
  • Support and comfort to the elderly


“I am what I am because of who we all are.”  Together we can reach our goal of making a difference in as many lives as possible.

We are inviting you to Make A Meaningful Difference. Call us on the day – 0861 999 919. We’d love to hear from you! Or click *HERE* to make a once off donation or a 3, 6 or 12 month recurring donation; or even better, come down to where it’s all happening at Papachinos Broadacres where there will be credit card and Snapscan facilities available.

If you, your company, or someone you know of is able to help in any way, please get in touch.

Let’s open the channels of giving and change lives for the better, together.

For any further information please contact Hot Cares on (011) 462 3570 or by email at


Frail care resident Maurene enjoying her surprise visit from Santa
Santa visiting the children at Oratile school in Diepsloot
Our Blue Ribbon delivery to our various weekly feeding schemes in Diepsloot, Kyasands and Randburg
Cheerful hospital cleaning staff member gets a R10 000 shopping voucher in our Christmas Wish 2019
One of our regulars at the soup kitchen Aunty Connie enjoying their Christmas party
Hot Cares packed and deliverd hundreds of grocery hampers to those in need during Covid 19 Lockdown
Curro Aurora collected soup jars for Mandela day for Hot Cares recipients
Toy Run 2020 - Ark animal centre cutie enjoying its treat
Another Christmas Wish granteed - dreams were made for this DJ living with Cerebral Pawlsey when he received state of the art DJ equipment for his business
Sweet treats for our adorable students at the Hlalisekani Playgroup!
Hot Cares sharing the love at the Hlalisekani Christmas party - Cuteness overload!
"It's Santa" at the Hlalisekani Christmas party
Sam Cowan sharing the joy that is ice-cream!
Hlalisekani Playgroup Christmas Party 2019
Shane the Duke Wellington, the king of selfies, with the children from Hlalisekani
Our little ones hands were kept warm this winter!
A wonderful donation of jerseys in Kyasands during winter 2019
Hot Cares recipient Kyle Nhlapo came to make his donation at the Teddy thon
A Christmas Wish is granted and Lehlobolo gets his new wheelchair
Ensuring the children at Hlalisekani could still receive lunch during lock down was a priority
Lloyd Madurai and Bunny Majaja soaking up the pupply love and making a donation to the animal centre
Derreck Watts supporting the Teddython 2019
Lloyd Madurai made sure the furr babies were also given Christmas treats
Medicos Special School received a Christmas Wish and was granted woodwork equipment to the value of R100 000
Hot Cares Toy Run 2019 - One of the beautiful students receiving her Christmas present
Toy Run 2020 Christmas present drop at Oratile ECD Centre in Diepsloot - Fun with Santa!
Simon Parkinson giving love to this cutie at our Christmas drop off
Shining Stars organisation received groceries to help families in need during Covid 19 lockdown
Preparations for the delicious meal served at our Soup Kitchen Christmas Party!
The atmosphere at the Soup Kitchen Christmas Party was incredibly special
The atmosphere at the Soup Kitchen Christmas Party was incredibly special
Weekly Soup Kitchen receives the winter drive donations
A Christmas wish ensured that a disabled foster mom received R20 000 of assistance during the holidays
Providing grocery vouchers for recipients during lockdown
Hlalisekani Playgroup teachers making sandwiches for community members
The Hot family at the 2019 Teddython
Hot Team taking pledges at the Teddython
The Breakfast Show engaging listeners and the audience at Teddython 2019
Hot Cares assists in keeping the community safe by providing thermometers to our community leaders in Kyasands, Diepsloot and Refilwe informal settlement
Fur baby enjoying its Christmas treat
Santa's gone barking mad!
Bunny Majaja sharing Christmas cheer at Abbey Cross Lodge
Lloyd Madurai handing out special gifts to all the residents
Hot Cares team - Santas helpers for the day!
Simon Parkinson giving the gift of time and listening to the elderly
The elderly were so surprised to receive a visit from Santa
Hot Cares ready for the annual Toy Run
Some of the fur baby recipients of the Toy Run 2019
Festivities and fun at Oratile School in Diepsloot
A Christmas Wish for Unathi - 3 years schoolfees, uniforms, textbooks, groceries valued at R40 000
Elderly soup kitchen regular, Uncle Patrick, could not stop smiling at their Christmas party
Security guard Xolani received a laptop to help him on his journey of Graphic Design
Little Zara receives the gift of hearing after her cochlear implant
The gift of hearing is priceless
Beautiful Zoe had a room make over and household appliances to the value of R25000
Takkies donated to the Soweto Canoe and Recreation Club
A beautiful exchange
A perfect fit!
Lets get running!
Soup Jars from thoughtfully prepared by the students at Curro Aurora
Over 600 Jars of Hope Rice mix was handed out to those in need
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