VW allocates more funds to charity
By MOTORING REPORTER
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE elderly, disabled and sickly members of the community in the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan are to benefit from a donation of R3,2 million a motor company has donated to local charities.
The Igazi Foundation, Gelvan Park Frail Aged Home, Bet Sheekoom House of Restoration for Women in Crisis and Cleary Estate Cheshire Home, are the latest beneficiaries of the funds secured through the Volkswagen for Good Initiative.
The latest donation amounts to more than R334 000.
Thomas Schaefer, Chairman and Managing Director of Volkswagen Group South Africa, says the company value the support that we provide to our local communities through the Volkswagen for Good initiative.
He says it is vital for businesses to help communities where they operate by making financial contributions that will impact on the lives of the people that they serve.
“At Volkswagen, we also give back to our communities through other initiatives such as employee volunteer programme which we call the Show of Hands.”
The Igazi Foundation provides haematological services which include haematological diagnosis as well as treatment options workshop for general medical practitioners and medical officers.
Gelvan Park Frail Aged Home cares for 115 elderly residents.
Bet Sheekoom House of Restoration for Women in Crisis helps women in crisis within the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan area.
Cleary Estate Cheshire Home cares for 43 severely disabled adults from impoverished communities.
– CAJ News
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