OLX, the world’s leading classifieds website has partnered with some of the top gospel artistes to help spread cheer to the less fortunate this Christmas.
The campaign, dubbed, Sell To Bless” seeks to get people to sell their unused goods on OLX and use the proceedings to buy dry foodstuff from Uchumi supermarkets and donate to four needy children’s homes.
Jackson Kamau aka DJ Soxxy who heads the campaign says, “It is more cheerful to bless someone with what they need than what they don’t need. In the past, people have donated a lot of unnecessary stuff to needy homes just because
they want to clear the clutter in their homes. That is why we came up with the idea to sell the stuff to someone who needs it through OLX and use the money to buy dry food stuff to needy homes”.
“We see OLX as the solution because it is the only platform to sell the unused goods from homes to someone who needs it more. It is a win-win situation as the seller will de-clutter their homes by selling on OLX, while the needy children’s homes will get their preferred donations in form of perishables and maybe toys too for the children,” says OLX country manager.
The public will get a chance to nominate and vote for their preferred children’s homes through live TV-shows on Sunday mornings and on social media. The gospel fraternity will visit the four selected children’s homes and hold concerts to entertain the children while delivering donations from the public.
Other gospel DJ’s like DJ Gee Gee of Citizen says it is a brilliant idea as he has already sold his extra pair of head phones and other dee-jaying equipment through OLX. “I have to admit that the money is tempting once you have sold, but then you remember it is for a worthy cause and buy that extra packet of Unga for someone who slept hungry last night.”
This campaign is organized by a number of gospel artists who are out to share God’s love with the less fortunate in the community there are in. Some of the artists in the Sell to Bless Campaign are Dk Kwenye beat, Size 8, Willy Paul, Bahati, Djs Mo, Johnie Celeb, Sanch, Krowbar, Touch, Soxxy, Gee gee, Njugush,
Kambua and many others. We will together visit the children’s homes and do concerts, play games and interact with the children as we drop off the foodstuffs to them.
The campaign will run for a period of one month from 9th December, 2014 to 4th January, 2015.