Social Responsibility 2016

“A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of”. – Nelson Mandela

We believe in sharing our success and appreciation with the community and our clients. Our vision of “Financial Leadership Through Professional Excellence” goes hand in hand with our corporate social responsibility offerings.

We have made donations to the following charitable organisations on behalf of our clients, as we continue to work with and support those in need.

2016

Santa Shoebox Project

This festive season we took part in the Santa Shoebox Project, giving back to children who have so little over Christmas.

“The Santa Shoebox Project is an inspiring community initiative of the Kidz2Kidz Trust (IT2671/2009, PBO930031301, Section 18A, NPO 102-098, B-BBEE Level Four Contributor) that co-ordinates the donation, collection and distribution of personalized gifts at Christmas time to underprivileged children across South Africa and Namibia.

Participating is a profoundly valuable and personal experience with each donor selecting the child he or she chooses to pledge a Santa Shoebox for by name, gender and age.”

Click here to read more.

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Rosh Hashanah

We supported Astra Jewish Sheltered Employment on behalf of our Jewish staff and clients for Rosh Hashanah this year.

– Astra Jewish Sheltered Employment

The centre provides a comprehensive service to members of the Jewish community who have special needs (intellectual disability and/or mental illness). The service focuses on developing their potential.

Click here to read more.

“We are most grateful for this kind support and understanding of our work for those members of the community with special needs.  This donation will assist us to improve the quality of life of those we serve in our community.  We appreciate being able to share Yom Tov with you in this manner.”

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 – Sunflower Day – 16 September

Once again we took part in this amazing cause.  We bought bandanas, wore them to work and decorated the office with sunflowers to show our support.

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 – Casual Day – 02 September

MD, together with many of our staff once again participated in Casual Day, by donating in the way of buying stickers for this very worthy cause.

Click here to read more
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 – St Anne’s Home

Shelter, care, and empowerment of destitute, abused and disadvantaged mothers and their children.

We are motivated by the principle of empowerment and do our best to enable disadvantaged and distressed women and their children to find relief, support and a chance to become independent, confident and self-sufficient.

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 – Helping SA

We support families that are down on their luck at the moment with CHILDREN, because we believe that children are the future of South Africa and that is the reason why we exist.  HELPING SA are getting involved with Councillors across South Africa so that we can help in all areas where needed.

We support families, safety houses for women and children, orphanages, old age homes, early development centres where children can have a chance at early development while their parents can do their work in peace knowing that their children are well looked after and do not need to worry about school accounts as they cannot in the first place afford it. We have also received more early development centres in January 2013 to provide and assist with food, clothing, furniture, electricity and whatever they may need. We also busy with the soup kitchens in the community, the soup kitchens help those families that we can’t provide for on a monthly basis as poverty increases on a daily basis, HELPING SA will still support all the causes, centres and families that we did since 2008.

We would love to do more greatness in the years to come but we won’t be able to accomplish our dreams and goals to make South Africa a better place without the help of our fellow citizens.

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Mandela Day

We made a donation to this worthy cause in celebration of Mandela Day.

The Mdzananda Story

It all started with a community hero who wanted to help his neighbours pets. Mr Jo from the Khayelitsha pushed a trolley and water bucket around the community, bathing and feeding community pets. He soon attracted volunteers to assist him.

A long standing volunteer was able to secure funding from the International Fund of Animal Welfare to assist this man in his animal saving efforts. Overwhelmed by the funding, he decided to hand the project over to this volunteer who grew the Mdzananda Animal Clinic and became the full time Project Manager up until May 2015 when a new Director joined Mdzananda.

Highly respected and supported by the Khayelitsha community, the Mdzananda Animal Clinic was founded in 1996 in response to the need to provide primary veterinary healthcare services to a fast growing community that had no access to help for their animals. It is a permanent, non profit, veterinary council registered animal hospital serving up to 1000 pets per month.

Initially Mdzananda worked from a single donated shipping container with no running water or electricity. Today, thanks to the support of our donors, Mdzananda is a fully functioning animal haven running 6 days a week.

Mdzananda means distemper in the local isiXhosa dialect – a viral disease affecting many animals in the Khayelitsha community.

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Eid

Wishing all our Muslim staff, clients and colleagues Eid Mubarak. And in the spirit of giving, we have made a donation to The Mustadafin Foundation.

 – The Mustadafin Foundation

The Mustadafin Foundation was established in 1986 during the Apartheid era. It emerged as a result of political unrest and violence in the Crossroads township. Crossroads, at that time was isolated and violence that erupted was due to faction fighting. It had a devastating effect on the local community, particularly women and children.

This material is from The Mustadafin Foundation website, click here to read more.

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Tekkie Tax Day – 27 May

Our staff took part in National Tekkie Tax Day this year by donating money, and wearing stickers and their takkies to work on Friday, 27 May.  The five types of organisations being helped by this effort include those helping children, animals, those with disabilities, education and those bringing hope to others.

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Breakfast for Beds – May

We are so proud to have contributed and been a part of such a wonderful campaign organised by Smile 90.4FM, helping those less fortunate during the upcoming cold winter months.

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Breast Care Foundation – May

We have made a donation in support of the Breast Care Foundation.  A very worthwhile cause who depend on their fundraising to assist the less fortunate with school fees, clothes, blankets, food parcels and cancer survivor’s with a prothesis, breast awareness and HIV awareness talk’s.

Please follow the links below to read more about this amazing cause:

Motivational Letter  |  Pickled Fish Drive  |  Project Dates
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South African Bone Marrow Registry – March

We recently made a donation in support of the South African Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR). Their RUN4MORE campaign has been very successful so far and they are looking forward to seeing what the Comrades Marathon will achieve.

Please follow the links to their website and read more about what this wonderful cause does.

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Click here to read the SABMR letter.

Ongoing Corporate Social Investments:

 – CSI Link

CSI Link have identified a gap in the market for smaller to medium sized enterprises who have money allocated to Corporate Social investment(CSI) and need maximum returns with minimum effort. They will ensure that the company’s desired spend is linked to carefully selected NGO’s, reducing admin and hassle for companies whilst ensuring they get maximum B-BBEE points.

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For more details, please see their flyer and website at www.csilink.co.za .

 – Mhani Gingi Social Entrepreneurial Network

We assist Mhani Gingi in a business advisory capacity.

Mhani Gingi – when translated into English – stands for a caring industrious woman who is always looking for lasting solutions to social problems. Mhani Gingi is a non-profit organization that strives to provide innovative business solutions which are sustainable and profitable and contribute towards alleviating poverty in South Africa.

This material is from the Mhani Gingi website, click here to read more.

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 – Atlantic Hope

Atlantic Hope believes that every child should have the best possible start in life. We serve as an immediate and temporary safe haven for newborns and infants who have been abandoned, removed from their parents care, or are awaiting adoption.

This material is from the Atlantic Hope website, click here to read more.

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Please click here to view a beautiful video made by Atlantic Hope.  The work that they do is truly extraordinary.

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 – Toy Run

Toy Run® has become an icon in South Africa since its inception in 1982 and is celebrating 30 years of giving and caring for those less fortunate during this special time of the year. Motorcycle enthusiasts across the country will be riding out in numbers once more to participate in Toy Run events that will be hosted across South Africa.

This material is from the Toy Run® website, click here to read more.

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 – Save the Children Fund

Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves. We work with other organizations, governments, non-profits and a variety of local partners while maintaining our own independence without political agenda or religious orientation.

This material is from the Save the Children Fund website, click here to read more.

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 – OneSight

For more than 20 years, OneSight has been committed to providing clear vision to millions in need through the hand-delivery of primary vision care and eyewear. We also donate millions of dollars to fund research towards the prevention of optical diseases.

This material is from the OneSight website, click here to read more.

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