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give5 2018

Date Released: Thu, 1 March 2018 10:13 +0200

Give5 is a fundraising campaign run by students to raise money for fellow students.  The campaign is aimed to provoke a spirit of philanthropy in students and provides them with an opportunity to help ‘one of their own’. The money raised goes towards the UBUNTU FUND to the Pocket Money Fund category.  Currently 94 students are being assisted with R200 a month Pocket Money which helps them to buy essential toiletries. 

‌The success of the campaign falls onto the give5 Committee and Volunteer Co-ordinators.  They alternatively rely on the Senior Student, together with another House Committee member, from each Residence, to galvanise the students into planning and participating in the fundraising activities.  Without the two representatives from each Res participating, the campaign would be in jeapardy of failing. The Residence that raises the most money recieves a Flat Screen Television and the Hall that raises the most, wins the give5 Floating Trophy.  Competition between the Halls are fierce and creates a friendly edge to the Campaign.

In March 2017, more than R75 000 was raised for give5 in just over a week.  The student body went on a fundraising spree, asking for donations of R5 or more, as well as planning and implementing more than 37 initiatives around events, sales and services. Clubs and Societies joined in as well, adding just under R5000 to the accumulative amount raised.

The volunteers are given stickers and pens.  'Donate R5 and receive a give5 sticker - donate R10 and recieve a give5 pen'.  Simple collections outside the Dining Halls, Kaif, Eden Grove and Pick n Pay (please remember to get permission first) can also provide a surprisingly large amount of money being donated.  Staff are very supportive of give5 and can be approached for sponsorship for the Fire Walk entrance fee.

Ubuntu Fund Logo‌UBUNTU FUND


The fifth annual Fire Walk took place on Friday the 31st March and 25 brave students and staff members confronted their fears and conquered 5 meters of red-hot coals to further raise funds.  Every walker symbolised the discomfit of walking in someone else’s footsteps.

The Firewalk will take place on Friday 16th March at 18:15.  To sign up for the Fire Walk, please contact  t.mccarthy@ru.ac.za.  It costs R275 entrance fee, which can be put onto your student account and you will also be given sponsorship forms to help fundraise for the fee and further for give5.  All money raised, including the entrance fee, will be allocated towards the funds raised by your residence.


2018 Firewalk Pamphlet


give5 is run on a competitive basis, in that the Residence that raises


Comprehensive list on Student Fundraising Activities

Raffles     Jelly Bean Count       Games Night    Dress Down or Up Day     Charity Ball     Band or Choir Concert

Photo Shoot     Chesa Nyama   Sales and Services    Spa Night    Auctions   

Comprehensive Event-Planning Schedule

Social Functions Policy



 Apple MunchesBotha House Cup CakesOpen Art


We accept Visa, MasterCard. All online credit card donations are processed through MyGate, using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) data encryption technology. To donate online click HERE (under comments, please put give5and the Residence you are supporting)

EFT, direct deposit or Internet Banking

Account Name:  Rhodes University 

Bank:  First National Bank
Branch: Grahamstown
Branch code: 210717
Account no: 62145508894
Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ

If you choose this option, please use your Initial and Surname + Ref:  GIVE5 + RES and e-mail annualfund@ru.ac.za to alert them of the payment




Source:Alumni Relations