Social Responsibility 2014

“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.

2014:

Atlantic Hope – a wonderful summary of all the good that this organisation already does and plans to still do:

“The members submit their report for the year ended 31st March 2014.

Atlantic Hope continues to pride itself on a non-racist, morally strong, culturally diverse, religiously tolerant Place of Safety, always acting in the best interests of the most vulnerable members of Cape Town’s Society in need of Child Protection Services.

During the past financial year we have maintained adequate accounting records, our Level 4 B-BBEE recognition, holding a constructive AGM and reporting to The Department of Social Development.  The time spent on forming and cultivating relationships with Private and Corporate donors has been beneficial and we have continual, regular monthly funding with commitments for a year. This, by way of  monetary donations and a grant for baby essentials, equipment and medication. Our achievements have included a group of private Pathologists sponsoring all investigative blood, tissue and other testing. Our services are used by existing and new Hospitals and Social Services within the Western Cape and surrounds. Many more infants have benefited from us caring for them holistically. We have played an active role in looking after two infants who were suspected alleged victims of child trafficking. We have regular Volunteers, Paediatricians, General  Practitioners  and Ancillary Service providers such as Occupational and Physiotherapists donate their expertise. Atlantic Hopes Social Media efforts have improved. We have an active Facebook page with more than 800 regular followers, are using Twitter and have a well maintained website which attracts many visitors.

Our objectives for the upcoming year are to harness existing and new relationships with prospective funders, donor service providers and volunteers. Continue employing tolerant, engaged and caring staff members. Provide staff with training such as first aid and CPR updates. Improve our fundraising efforts so that we can reach more babies to our maximum legal quota which is five children at one given time. Organise and hold our first Annual Fundraising event.

We, the Atlantic Hope family/team are looking forward to further growth and expansion during the upcoming year. In summary, we have sustained and grown the organisation, furthered our reach and maintained our commitment towards equality and service to humanity.

Marilyn May
Safety Mom and Founder of Atlantic Hope

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We are proud to be associated with Atlantic Hope and all of the amazing work which they do.  To read more about this organisation, please view our Ongoing Corporate Social Investments section further down this page and visit their website.

Recycling of Sunflower Fund Bandanas

MD and RMC staff were able to return their bandanas purchased for Cancer Awareness Month in October of this year, so that they could be recycled for yet another good cause.

Bandana dog beds and cushions will be made using these colourful pieces of cloth, with all proceeds going to The Sunflower Fund and Watershed Animal Sterilisation Fund.

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Pictures of the dog beds made by Anthea from our Sunflower bandanas:

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Santa Shoebox Project

This festive season we have again taken 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.

Click here to view our boxes for 2014.

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Cancer Awareness Month – October

 – PinkDrive

MD and RMC showed support for Cancer Month by wearing pink to work on 24 October, as well as buying pink ribbons and bracelets for this very worthy cause from PinkDrive.

Click here to read more.

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 – Helping SA

MD also showed support for Helping SA in wearing pink and making a donation to this very worthy cause in the fight against Cancer.

Click here to read more:  Achievements | Application | Projects

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Click here to view our participation in this important day.

National Bandana Day #NationalBandanaDay2014

This year MD and RMC took part in this amazing cause.  We bought bandanas, wore them with a touch of yellow to work and decorated the office with sunflowers to show our support.

 – The Sunflower Fund 

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Media Release

“For more information on becoming a bone marrow stem cell donor or making a much needed financial donation please call toll free 0800 12 10 82 or visit our website.”

“Share a Little, Save a Life”

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Click here to view our participation in this important day.

Rosh Hashanah

We supported the Oranjia Jewish Child & Youth Care Center on behalf of our Jewish staff, clients and families for Rosh Hashanah again this year.

 – Oranjia Jewish Child & Youth Care Center

Oranjia aims to provide child and youth centered services as well as residential care group care to Jewish children who have been found in need of care in terms of the Child Care Act.

Click here to read more.

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PETS

We are again supporting PETS by sponsoring a block in their annual calendar for 2015.  Please click below to read more about this very worthy cause:

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Casual Day – 05 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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Slipper Day – 01 August 

MD, together with many of our staff participated in Reach For A Dream’s annual national slipper day, by donating in the way of buying stickers for this wonderful cause.

 – Reach For a Dream

“Help fulfill the dreams of children fighting life-threatening illnesses.”

Click here to read more.

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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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Mhani Ghini

We are so proud to be associated with Lillian Masebenza and Mhani Gingi who coordinated the Women’s Innovation Trade Fair.

To read the full article, click here.

We are proud to be associated with Mhani Gingi and all of the amazing work which they do.  To read more about this organisation, please view our Ongoing Corporate Social Investments section further down this page and visit their website.

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Border Collie Rescue Cape Town

MD, together with a few of our staff bought raffle tickets in support of a fundraiser for this organisation.

To read about what this amazing organisation does, click here.

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iThemba House Golf Day

Dave Rich once again took part in the iThemba House Golf Day at Steenberg Golf Estate.

Click here to read about the amazing work done by iThemba House.

Ongoing Corporate Social Investments:

– African Tusk Clothing

Towards the end of 2014, we supported this wonderful cause assisting towards the purchasing of new school shoes for 70 kids at the Ruigtevlei School.

African Tusk Clothing have been clients our’s for many years and we are proud to be able to donate and make a difference towards this initiative.

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 – 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.

 – 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.

 – 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.

 – 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.

 – 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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