In honouring the legend of Madiba, Rentokil Initial colleagues all around the country donated 67 minutes of their time toward assisting in old age homes, planting vegetable gardens and educating children on the importance of hand hygiene. Other branches packaged and donated food items, as well as clothes, toys and books.
Below are the activities that our Rentokil Initial Colleagues got involved in for Mandela Day:
- The Cape Town Region participated in the ‘Stop Hunger Now – Meals in Memory‘ meal packaging event where 50 colleagues each gave 67 minutes of their time as part of a production line to produce enough meals to feed 1 700 children for a year. The aim of this event is to raise 250 000 food parcels that will be distributed to pre-school children. Each colleague packaged enough meals to deliver 3 meals a week to a needy child for an entire school year. These meals were delivered to schools in the Western Cape i.e. Crossroads, Imizamo Yethu, Vrygond and Delft.
- Our Gauteng colleagues assisted planting a vegetable patch at Alex Disability Centre to ensure that they have a sustainable and constant availability of fresh vegetables.
- The KwaZulu Natal team have chosen a Children’s home called Sinakelele to support on Mandela Day. The team have collected and donated food, including milk formula for the babies, as well as nappies, toys, books and clothing.
- Colleagues from our George branch visited the local SPCA and assisted in caring for the animals, as well as delivered dog and cat food donated by staff.
- Our Nelspruit branch visited the Kamagugu School for the disabled. The school is based just down the road from the office, and the branch assisted in cleaning and gardening.
Polokwane colleagues donated fruit and vegetables to Seshego Creche, who are not supported by the Government and rely on the community for support, while other colleagues donated their 67 minutes at an old age home.
- Project Hope is the beneficiary of Port Elizabeth‘s donations, in the form of food parcels which was distributed to under-privileged families in Helenvale and Bethelsdorp depots.
- Our East London branch has chosen Justin Shelby Centre to support on Mandela Day.
- The Bloemfontein branch supported a local orphanage by collecting and donating winter items, and also educated the children on hand hygiene practices
What a lovely day it was and many amazing activities undertaken by our RISA (Rentokil Initial South Africa) colleagues in supporting Madiba Day!