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MKTGives: South Africa

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In a combined effort – the Johannesburg teams of MKTG and ISOBAR setup a blanket and old clothing collection drive in the offices over the months of June and July.  Collecting over 5 shopping trolleys worth of donations from their generous colleagues – the teams selected The Refilwe Community Project – based in Lanseria Gauteng – as the worth recipients.

Founded in 1991 to assist and help meet the needs of the poor people within the area – they have since established a primary health care clinic which incorporated home based care and tuberculosis management programmes, a hospice, a school and a shelter for abandoned children. This was done with the help of numerous sponsors and donors.

Refilwe has developed a strong focus on child care, community care and skills development since 2005.

Today the Refilwe Community is a multi-focused registered Non-Profit and Public Benefit Organisation serving many of the communities in Lanseria.

The team travelled through to deliver the items, and met with Kate Jacobs – COO of Refilwe.  Kate took the team on a tour of the facilities and explained more of about the centre itself and their daily needs and requirements.   Kate explained “We have been doing a blanket drive again this winter (we do these every 2-3 years as we do expect people to be able to hold on to blankets for a least a year!) and have so far been able to give blankets to all of our foster families and about half of the students attending our community aftercare center – yours will go towards the remaining community students. Nearly all of these children live in shacks neighboring our property and our area is extremely cold in the winter due to the river running through the property!

 

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Written by Stephanie Rudnick
Stephanie Rudnick

September 8th, 2017 at 10:39 am