Chabad South Africa’s annual Miracle Drive dinner took place last week, marking the dinner’s 25th year.
The gala dinner was held at the Sandton Convention Centre, and was another glittering success with a record R18 million raised, having come a long way from the first Miracle Drive dinner in 1989, which raised R300,000.
The evening honored Miracle Drive’s founding patrons, including first chairman of Miracle Drive Meyer Kahn; former chief executive of Nissan South Africa John Newbury who donated the very first car prize, as well as generous donors like Frances and Natie Kirsh.
Entertainment was by popular teen singer Edon.
Chabad’s most recent initiatives, the Acts of Random Kindness (ARK) campaign, was highlighted, with its mission to “Change The World For Good.” As part of this campaign, Chabad is producing over one million charity boxes in the shape of an ark to be filled and given to someone less fortunate.