Former Miss Universe (2017), Demi-Leigh Tebow just celebrated her 28th birthday and in true Tebow fashion, her big day was all about giving back!
Demi and her husband Tim have teamed up with Impact Africa and the Tim Tebow Foundation (TTF) to raise funds to build a TTF Impact Campus in SA. In an Instagram post shared by Demi-Leigh on 28th her birthday, she writes:
“Today is my 28th birthday! Another great year in the books and SO many fun things to share with you this upcoming year!! I’m so grateful for the community I have built here with you guys and for your endless support.”
On Instagram alone, Demi-Leigh‘s following is at 1.6M and her footballer husband Tim has raked in over 2.9M fans and followers. Together, the power duo has made a massive impact on the lives of women and children living in SA through philanthropic work.
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In her post, Demi continues:
“I’ve always believed that when we take hands and stand together, we can make an even greater impact. So, today I’m asking you to celebrate with me by donating $28 [R530] to contribute to having an Everlasting Impact. If 5,520 of you donate $28, we will be able to fully fund the build-out of the TTF Impact Campus in South Africa.”
TTF Impact Campus in SA
Once fully-funded, the TTF Impact Campus aims to offer a safe haven for abandoned babies, provide counselling support for pregnant, vulnerable women who are at risk, and provide a school for up to 200 children per year to pursue an education.
“Living in South Africa, I have firsthand witnessed how many families experience poverty, and in many cases, the inability to provide basic necessities. This leads to children and families often becoming vulnerable to things like malnourishment, abuse, neglect, abandonment, and even trafficking. There are many people in my home country who are in need of support. My hope for South Africa is that the support that is needed happens as soon as possible. And for so many families, a safe place can be life-changing.”
Demi shares that the goal for the TTF Impact Campus is not only to provide immediate support to children and families in need, but to create an “everlasting impact” on lives for many generations to come.
According to TTF, just hours after her 28th birthday, Demi-Leigh together with Impact Africa and TTF foundation managed to raise US $233,675 (R4 431 856,68) of the $250,000 (R4 741 475,00) goal to build the campus.
“It’s taking one step of obedience that says ‘Yes! I want to be a part of having everlasting impact on lives.'”
A stop at the Special Olympics in Berlin…
Demi’s charitable 28th birthday efforts come after her recent travels to Berlin to support Team SA at the Special Olympics World Games 2023. Demi’s Instagram post of her time in Germany reads:
“What an incredible honour it was getting to witness the Special Olympics World Games 2023 in Berlin!”
“Nothing compares to the pure joy, passion, and dedication these athletes have for their sport. Hearing their stories, seeing their smiles, and watching their competitive spirit and compassion for one another was nothing short of inspiring!”
“May we continue to celebrate and uplift the voices and talents of the community of people with special needs every day. So grateful to play a small part in something that is greatly impacting lives!”
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If you wish to donate to Demi-Leigh’s 28th birthday wish, click here.
“Imagine the ripple effect of goodness that can come from your willingness to say yes!” writes Demi.
Feature Image: Instagram / @demitebow