This year marked the 10th anniversary of Mandela Day

This year marked the 10th anniversary of Mandela Day

2019 / 07 / 01

- an opportunity for each of us to live out the values that our great former president championed throughout his remarkable life, by giving up 67 minutes of our own time to make the world a better place.

EnviroServ staff around the country eagerly participated in giving back on July 18, and we are proud to share the results with you.

Staff from the Prospecton Depot in Durban visited the SPCA with a donation of dog and cat food, taking time to play with the animals. The staff returned to the office and took a decision to visit the shelter more often. A second group visited two different care homes belonging to The Elder Voice KZN – a non-profit organisation which fights for the rights of the elderly. Our staff were warmly welcomed and spent time at each of homes looking at the facilities, chatting to the residents and carers, leaving a donation including long-life milk, coffee, soup, biscuits, jams, rice and chocolates. After enquiring about other items required, a follow-up visit will be diarised for the future. 

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In Port Elizabeth, 67 minutes were well spent by visiting Sinethemba Children’s Care Centre in Korsten. The centre is run by Signoria Qholani – once a street kid herself - and her husband, for the past 19 years and currently houses 23 children ranging between the ages of three and 22 years. The children and staff were excited to welcome our staffers with their donation of food, toys and clothing.

Ladles of Love - a non-profit volunteer run soup kitchen which provides healthy soup and bread to the homeless and hungry – welcomed staff from our Bellville Depot. EnviroServ staff members were elbow deep as they joined in on the action of creating one of the largest soup kitchen events Cape Town had ever seen, preparing over 2 000 litres of soup. EnviroServ is proud to have been involved in this feel-good initiative and also sponsored a bin for the day. 

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In Johannesburg, EnviroServ staff joined in the Save Our Planet and Leave a Legacy Campaign, which placed focus on the ongoing reduction of waste and making a difference in our environment through recycling, education and management of precious resources. The day’s activities included participating schools producing and performing an anthem on Fighting Waste, a fashion show with outfits created from recycled materials and our very own recycling mascot Izwe teaching the crowd about basic recycling. 

These actions show what a big role EnviroServ can play in the communities in which we operate, and how seriously we take our responsibility to improve the lives of the citizens living around our operations. Congratulations to all involved for making the time to give back to those who are less fortunate. 

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