The Soli Philander Foundation, a non-profit, will hold a fund-raiser in Wynberg next month to support its humanitarian work.
The organisation was formed in response to the impact of Covid-19, and it feeds the homeless in District Six, Salt River, Woodstock and the City Bowl; supports members of the LGBTQ+ community; and helps those battling mental illness, says Mr Philander, who for more than 30 years has entertained audiences as a radio presenter, television host and actor.
The Anwar Jakoet Foundation (AJF), a non-profit from Woodstock, provides the foundation with meals for the needy. “They serve the food to District Six and the Woodstock homeless under our banner,” says AJF founder Anwar Jakoet.
The foundation’s Comings initiative, held at various venues, gives young members of the LGBTQ+ community a chance to express themselves and talk about challenges in their lives. The foundation has held these sessions in the City Bowl and plans to spread the initiative to Stellenbsoch, says Mr Philander.
The foundation also works with Cope with Hope, a mental health and community upliftment initiative.
The fund-raiser will be held at Isabella’s Grills, 51st Avenue, Wynberg on Wednesday May 4, from 6.30pm. All proceeds will be shared by the Soli Philander Foundation and Cope with Hope. Singers Richard Juries and Vezz, drag artists Maxine Wild and Jayde K, saxophonist August West and DJs Uncle Cal and Phaldie will provide the entertainment.
Tickets cost R50 and can be booked by calling 082 494 3990.
WhatsApp Ms Van Schoor at 064 143 8385 to find out more about how you can support the Soli Philander Foundation.