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NOAH provides housing and social enterprises for poor, needy and vulnerable senior citizens in South Africa, who struggle to make ends meet on their social grants.
NOAH provides housing and social enterprises for poor, needy and vulnerable senior citizens in South Africa, who struggle to make ends meet on their social grants.

Shoprite inspired to help communities on Mandela Day

BRAND ACTIVITY

Issued by Shoprite - Jul 13th, 15:16

In honour of the life and legacy of former South African president Nelson Mandela, the Shoprite Group will #ActForChange by taking hands with numerous organisations to upgrade food gardens, community centres and social enterprise initiatives across the country this Mandela Day, on 18 July 2017.

Being a business with heart that is inspired by Mandela’s legacy, some of the group’s 144 000 employees will dedicate their 67 minutes to activities that will provide a positive change to local communities.

Multiple initiatives are taking place in Gauteng including volunteering at the Community Crisis Centre in Reiger Park. The retailer is also partnering with Green Acre Living to assist with the development of a food garden in Boksburg, as well as Food & Trees for Africa to prepare the Ivory Park Food Garden in Midrand.

In the Eastern Cape, the Shoprite Group is taking hands with the Ngomso Youth Foundation to
upgrade their kitchen and garden, while in KwaZulu-Natal, staff are upgrading facilities at the Natal Settlers Memorial Home.

Employees from Shoprite’s home office in Cape Town will also visit 12 residences from Neighbourhood Old Age Homes (NOAH) spread across the Western Cape. Staff will treat senior citizens to lunch as well as a morning of pampering, companionship and entertainment.

At NOAH’s Khayelitsha home, the retailer will build a service hatch which residents will use as a spaza shop. Staff members are also donating hundreds of items that will be sold at NOAH’s monthly Trestle Table market, where the retailer is building a carport to ensure this income generating activity can continue in the winter months.

NOAH provides housing and social enterprises for poor, needy and vulnerable senior citizens in South Africa, who struggle to make ends meet on their social grants. The NPO believes South Africa’s aged still have much to offer their communities and by giving them exposure to income generating opportunities, they are able to increase their independence and find purpose and meaning in life.

Anne Dobson, NOAH Director, says: “Funding for NPOs is reducing due to the current economic climate. A solution is the development of social enterprises in order to generate income for organisations. South Africa is a country faced with many challenges but there are also plenty of miracles - this partnership is one of those miracles, and the benefit will be evident for years to come.”

To find out more about these extraordinary people, follow #HumansofNOAH and @WeActForChange on Instagram and Twitter.



 

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