Is my R2 donation a refund to KFC who have already paid the donation for a tax write-off?

The short answer is no. KFC as a business and Add Hope are two separate entities. KFC provides their own contribution to Add Hope through a percentage of their profits. Your R2 is given to Add Hope directly and can, with proof, be claimed for your own personal tax benefits. The distribution of Add Hope funds are carefully administered by the KFC Social Responsibility Trust. The Trust is responsible for overseeing and distributing money raised online, in-store and from funds donated by KFC restaurant franchisees. For more information, email: za-addhope@yum.com