Our Social Responsibility Programme
Hearts of Hope
Is a registered public benefit organization based in Wendywood, Johannesburg that provides care and assistance to at risk children orphaned by or affected with HIV/Aids. Hearts of Hope owns and runs a fully equipped home called I’Themba, housing 14 children that they clothe and wish to educate with the aim of being balanced, fully functioning, employable members of our society and break the cycle of poverty.
We have paid the school fees and associated educational costs for all the children housed at I’Themba. Costs included the purchasing of all stationery requirements, school text books and uniforms.
St Francis Hospice and Step-Down Facility
St Francis is based in Boksburg and their mission is to improve the health and quality of life, during all the stages, of all people affected by HIV/AIDS. St Francis is a residential medical facility with two free clinics, serving the poorest in the community, nursing them back to health by providing final care and treatment to terminal patients and counselling to their families. In the last two years they have screened 5 000 people and are administering ARV’s to 1 300 community members. Our contribution is used towards operating costs of the Hospice.
St Francis has assisted us when drivers affected with HIV/Aids have been too sick to continue with their duties and have insufficient funds to seek medical attention or be taken into hospital. St Francis provides care for these individuals until they are well enough to return to work or sadly pass away from their illness.
Feedback is a registered not for gain company that delivers food donated by companies to organizations in poverty stricken areas in Kwa-Zulu Natal. We are supplying a one ton LDV to Feedback on a Full Maintenance Lease basis. The vehicle is used to deliver approximately 38 000 kg of food each month. The vehicle is serviced and maintained by us and in downtimes replacement vehicles are provided. This donation included insurance of the vehicle.
Beka – Joburg School of the Blind
Beka, the Joburg School of the blind for blind, low vision and multiple disability children was founded in 2003.
The school offers Grade R through to Grade 7 and teacher to child ratio is 1 to 6. The school follows the national curriculum which is adapted to the needs of the children. Beka receives no funding from the government and as a result the home they occupy had fallen into disrepair. We have put up a security fence to secure the home and provided costly Braille equipment which has sadly frequently been robbed. The leaking roof of the house has been repaired. The garage renovation and conversion into a library and playroom was concluded in March 2013. We concluded the upgrading of the sleeping quarters, replacing linen and freshening up the paint and decor.
We continue to take care of salary costs.