Car firm releases R15 million to charity
JOHANNESBURG – LOCAL charities are poised to benefit from R15 million Volkswagen, the automobile company, has allocated for corporate social initiatives in 2016.
Nine charities in the Eastern Cape are set to benefit from the funding secured under the Volkswagen for Good initiative.
Under the flagship Volkswagen for Good initiative, charities and community-based sporting associations have received a much-needed
financial boost from the VW Community Trust.
Ikhala Trust, Ilitha Lemfundo Educational Enhancement Centre, Star of Hope RFC, Ubomi Obutsha Centre, Port Elizabeth Mental Health Society, KwaNobuhle and Despatch Football Association, Judo Institute For People With Special Needs, Komga United RFC and Wildlife Environment Society of South Africa will be sharing the over R923 000 which was handed over at the Volkswagen manufacturing factory in Uitenhage.
“It is our hope as a company that this donation will alleviate some of the financial burdens and also uplift our community in the Metro and the Eastern Cape through the commendable work done by these organisations,” said Thomas Schaefer, Volkswagen Group South Africa Chairman and Managing Director.
The Volkswagen for Good initiative has a strong focus on positively impacting education, youth development, enterprise development, health, community and wellbeing.
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