GoodThingsGuy.com features TAGI

August 17, 2018

GoodThingsGuy.com features TAGI

A friend sent an email to GoodThingsGuy.com about our initiative yesterday. Shortly thereafter we were contacted by Tyler Vivier and got the exciting news this morning that they featured a story on TAGI! It is so beautiful, well done! Here is a link to the article.

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Guest Speaking at TCF National Annual Gathering

August 17, 2018

Guest Speaking at TCF National Annual Gathering

The first time Eric was asked to be a guest speaker was in October 2017 at a monthly gathering of The Compassionate Friends. It was an impromptu request and skilled at public talking, Eric didn’t flinch. This time, however, was different. Eric was asked to be a guest speaker at TCF’s Nation Annual Gathering to…

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Mediclinic National Distribution

July 6, 2018

Mediclinic National Distribution

As Mediclinic had been instrumental in helping TAGI grow a footprint in the hospital industry when we just started out we approached and reached an agreement with Mediclinic Southern Africa to distribute our Angel Gowns in all of their hospitals across Southern Africa.

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PBO Status

June 25, 2018

PBO Status

We were granted Public Benefit Status and the privileges that comes with it, such as tax exemption and the ability to utilize Section 18A certificates. Our registration number is 930061837. Please read the post here on what a mission it was and the road we had to travel to get here!

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Our First Birthday!

June 21, 2018

Our First Birthday!

“365 days later, over 300 Angel Gowns, so many donations, wonderful people and happy memories! TAGI has gone from a one-time-favour to national distribution to international recognition in less than a year! Thank you to everyone of our sponsors, donors, Ambassadors, collection points, advocates, friends, family and every last person that supported, encouraged and loved…

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Netcare National Distribution

May 2, 2018

Netcare National Distribution

After approaching three individual Netcare hospitals, Netcare Head Office reached an agreement with TAGI to systematically distribute our Angel Gowns nationwide in all of their hospitals.

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Our First Charity Sewing Day

April 19, 2018

Our First Charity Sewing Day

The owners of Sew ‘n Sensations reached out to their clients and offered us their premises to host our first charity sewing event. It was a morning filled with fun and excitement, meeting new people, teaching some skills and enjoying all round good company.

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Follow Up Interview with Radio Disa

April 3, 2018

Follow Up Interview with Radio Disa

We were invited back by Radio Disa for a follow up interview, this time we joined Natsha Fick in studio for another live interview. This is our third radio interview in less than 6 months.

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Netcare Joins the TAGI Family

February 8, 2018

Netcare Joins the TAGI Family

Netcare is the second private hospital group to join the TAGI family, with Netcare Kuils River being their first participant. Here we met with Lynn Maritz and she introduced us to some of the other local Netcare hospitals.

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NPO Status

February 7, 2018

NPO Status

We have received formal recognition as a Non Profit Orginasation by the Department of Social Developement with all privileges that comes with it. Our registration number is 203-283 NPO. This is one of our biggest milestones thus far and thank everyone involved!

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Fokus SABC2 Takes TAGI to the TV Screens

November 12, 2017

Fokus SABC2 Takes TAGI to the TV Screens

Although Danie Hefers did his recording with us on 19 October already, his beautiful segment on TAGI was broadcasted nationally tonight – giving us our first exposure to television. You can watch a clip of the segment right here.

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Changing From Neutral to Gender Specific

November 1, 2017

Changing From Neutral to Gender Specific

Initially when TAGI was founded we decided to keep our Angel Gowns gender neutral, and although it was very successful one question kept emerging: Are the Angel Gowns for girls only? We listened to our market and adjusted accordingly. In November 2018 we restructured our production line and replaced the gender neutral line with the…

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Smile 90.4FM Radio Interview

October 19, 2017

Smile 90.4FM Radio Interview

We were hosted on “Guess who’s coming for lunch” by Ewan Strydom after his producer, Christine Wessels, read about us in Die Burger. This was our second radio interview in one week, the first one with provincial coverage.

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TAGI’s Hits the Radio Waves

October 17, 2017

TAGI’s Hits the Radio Waves

Our first ever interview on the radio was hosted by Reinhard Kotze from Radio Disa. He hosted us live after he read about our article in Die Burger.

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Die Burger Prints Article on TAGI

October 16, 2017

Die Burger Prints Article on TAGI

On the morning of 16 October 2017 Die Burger was the first to put TAGI’s article in print – this led to us being featured in newspapers across South Africa.

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Network 24 Publishes First Online Article on TAGI

October 15, 2017

Network 24 Publishes First Online Article on TAGI

Jana Breytenbach was the first to publish an article on TAGI – just in time for the international day representing Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness. Although me and my friends spent a lot of time trying to push our story online as far as possible, this is great formal recognition to see the media reaching…

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Mediclinic Joins the TAGI Family

August 25, 2017

Mediclinic Joins the TAGI Family

Carla Hanekom, Patient Experience Manager at Mediclinic Stellenbosch, was instrumental in helping us understand how to work with the hospital industry. They were the second hospital to join our family, the first Mediclinic, and also the first private hospital.

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TAGI’s First Handover

August 23, 2017

TAGI’s First Handover

Our founder, Eric Elronde was born at Vredendal Hospital in 1985. Chrismari Elsbury was working at this same hospital when she commissioned her wedding gown through his fashion company, Erikr House, in 2015. Naturally Vredendal Hospital had to be our first beneficiary. It came as a total surprise when we found out that the doctor…

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The Angel Gown Initiative is Founded

June 21, 2017

The Angel Gown Initiative is Founded

What started as a once off  favour between Eric Elronde and his friend, Chrismari Elsbury, directly resulted in the founding of The Angel Gown Initiative. A roller-coaster of chance meetings and conversations would soon lead to TAGI becoming a charitable organisation systematically spreading throughout Southern Africa. A more in depth account can be read here.

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TAGI’s First Donation

June 21, 2017

TAGI’s First Donation

It was Chrismari‘s Facebook post that planted the seed for TAGI’s birth. Her wedding gown was the first donation towards TAGI and a total of 20 Angel Gowns were contributed towards her wedding gown.

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