The much-anticipated Carrol Boyes Charity Open Day has grown into the home-ware brand’s biggest event of the year! It’s a not-to-be missed opportunity to buy your favourite Carrol Boyes products at amazing discounts, shop early for festive season gifts and support three worthy charities, all at the same time. Part of the proceeds from the Carrol Boyes Charity Open Day benefit Breadline Africa, The Sunflower Fund and Monkeybiz.
Come and join in this heartwarming retail adventure, along with your favourite DJs from popular local radio station Magic 828 AM as they participate in a live Outside Broadcast as part of the event on Saturday, 2 December 2017. You’ll get to meet legends like Dave Guselli, Brian Oxley, Guy McDonald and the rest of the Magic team in the flesh! As well as the talented artisans and staff members of Carrol Boyes, who finely handcraft all of Carrol’s incredible designs.
The 24th annual Carrol Boyes Charity Open Day will take place on Saturday, 2 December 2017 and Monday, 4 December 2017. Shop for a good cause at the Carrol Boyes Paarden Eiland Distribution Centre, located in the Island Centre on Industry Street in Paarden Eiland, Cape Town. The doors open from 08h00 to 15h00 – but best get there early!
And if you’re outside of Cape Town at this time, remember that you can still shop the Carrol Boyes range online, via www.carrolboyes.com, or at dedicated Carrol Boyes stores nationwide.
Dates : Saturday, 2 December 2017 & Monday, 4 December 2017
Time : 08h00 until 15h00
Place : Carrol Boyes Paarden Eiland Distribution Centre, Island Centre, Industry Street, Paarden Eiland, Cape Town
Here’s more on the event’s charitable beneficiaries:
Focused on reviving the art of beadwork, Monkeybiz is a charity close to Carrol’s heart. With 340 bead artists employed by this non-profit organisation, Monkeybiz alleviates poverty and empowers women, whilst harnessing the creative spirit within.
Breadline Africa provides infrastructure projects that benefit Early Childhood Development (ECD), providing educational support to children between the ages of one and six years and encouraging children and youth in literacy. Today, Breadline Africa is one of the biggest suppliers of converted shipping containers for poverty relief in South Africa and has delivered more than 360 containers to poverty-stricken communities across the country.
This focus is clustered into three main areas – Early Childhood Development, libraries and a range of similar container projects to uplift communities. In addition, Breadline Africa also provides initiatives (such as seaside outings, feeding programs and school stationery support) to uplift the lives of young children – to open their imagination and enable their futures.
The Sunflower Fund
The Sunflower Fund educates and raises awareness of blood stem cell donation and fundraises for the tissue-typing costs of recruiting stem cell donors, to give patients diagnosed with Leukaemia and other life-threatening blood disorders the hope of life.
Carrol Boyes is an artist, designer, entrepreneur and successful businesswoman, recognised as an icon in the South African Design Industry. With a degree in Fine Arts (Sculpture), it was after a decade of teaching that Carrol became involved in full time art design. In 1991 The CaRRoL BoYeS Functional Art Company was launched and in 2003 Carrol made her first spirited venture into retail stores. Today there are 25 dedicated and branded stores across South Africa. The product range currently encompasses over 1 000 items in trademark metals and materials including pewter, spun and cast aluminum, stainless steel, chrome-plated zinc, wood, leather, ceramic and glass.