Rohlig-Grindrod Jhb supported the Breast Health Foundation on the 15th of October, at Arts on Main, Maboneng Precinct, Jhb, through a financial donation and participation in a cancer awareness day hosted by our client Dale Footwear importer of the well known hush puppy shoes.
Various guest speakers attended the event amongst others Sam Cowen from radio 94.7 whom had all been impacted either themselves or through a close loved one in the struggle against cancer. Various artists displayed their artwork under the theme "cancer, pink & hound dog (synonymous with the hush puppy shoes).
These creative art pieces were displayed for a public auction and rated to select the most popular pieces to be displayed in the Hush Puppy 2017 calendar.
“Every Saturday, ladies from the Bedfordview Methodist Church WA, go to the Mongolongo informal settlement in Denver, to feed the children and old people in the community. On Saturday, 28th November 2015, Lidia Hunter joined a group of ladies and their family members, to hand out some of the bunnies which were knitted by Röhlig-Grindrod Jhb employees.
All loaded and ready to go.
As part of the Röhlig-Grindrod CSI initiative, we felt it is needed to get involved closer to “home” and have partnered with an NGO called Thandanani. They are mainly working in the Alexandra area, and have a home in Malboro Gardens, where they are taking care of about 20 vulnerable and orphaned children. We have committed to supply them with groceries for their feeding scheme over the Christmas period, and delivered it on Tuesday, 22 December.”
“We decided to rather focus on the elderly for our Christmas project this year, and on the Gerald Fitzpatrick Home in Bertrams. We got the names of the residents and our generous staff and their families donated and made up 80 gift boxes. The requirement was that they should pack a specific list of items, and a special personal gift, totalling not more than R200, and also a personalised message to the recipient. We received some very original and beautifully decorated boxes.
Other employees also made small gifts for the 42 workers, comprising of a nice soap and face cloth..
On 23 December, a group of employees went for their tea time at 10h00, but when we arrived at 09h30 to do the preparation, some of them were already seated, they were so excited. We took fruit cake, red velvet and vanilla cup cakes with, which they enjoyed with some cold drink.
We had a lovely time of singing Christmas carols with them. Debbie Moodley sang a solo, which was beautiful. Afterwards some of the employees went to visit some of the ladies in Frail Care.”
“We identified a home in Kraaifontein Huis Ravenzicht with 118 residents and 2 youngsters in wheel chairs, in much need of help and support.
After a visit to the home in November, we made special arrangements with them to have a morning tea on the 8th of December 2015.
Each of the staff contributed R60.00 and with this contribution we bought 118 gifts for the elderly people,( a small gift, biscuits and sweets). We made Christmas cup cakes and all the residents enjoyed a cup cake with their morning tea, It was lovely to see the joy on their faces.
Emile Engela our Exports Manager gave a short speech to all the residents and wished them well for the festive season. There were quite a few residents that were unable to come down for tea, hence we went to each room and sick bay to give each resident a gift and a cup cake making them feel special and included in the festivities.”
Each elderly person received a cup cake and 3 Easter Eggs, they loved the kind gesture. We also pampered some of the ladies at the old age home giving them a mini pedicure and manicure. It was great to see the joy and gratitude in their faces
A Big thank you to Enid, Sharissa Janice Majiet, Bongi, Dawn, Antashia for spoiling the elderly people. Sister Steyn from the home was overwhelmed with the love we gave their senior citizens.
Thank you to Rosetta and Santa for helping us with the Foot Spa's, much appreciated.
Early in March R-G donated and installed, with the help of the IT Dept, 20 computers at Summit Primary School in Chatsworth, Durban, helping the students improve their computer literacy skills.This was part of our Corporate Social Investment (CSI) initiatives.
Many successful sports people have originated from this school; Dale College will be using the sponsored container as storage for their sports equipment. This container has been placed on their sports field which can be seen from the road, providing us with brand exposure on their Derby days when they also get TV Coverage.
Our client, Loretta Philips owns a peppers farm called Blueberry Hill Farm. She imports all her spare parts for her greenhouses, is currently undergoing a major expansion and imported a whole new greenhouse. She has a long standing relationship with Dale College and is very involved with the community in King Williams Town.
We are planning to grow our client base in this region and hence felt it mutually beneficial to be a part of this sponsorship.