Volkswagen donates R2 million to local charities

2016-11-23 06:01

ON Friday, November 11, eleven charities received donations from Volkswagen.

The eleven charities are the Ray Mhlaba Skills Training Centre, Oosterland Child and Youth Care Centre, Missionvale Care Centre, Yokhuselo Haven, Thand’usana (Love a Baby), Babies’ Safe Home, St Francis Hospice Nelson Mandela Bay, SOS Children’s Village, The Extended Hand, Uitenhage Mental Health Society, Ntlemeza Primary School and SAMREC.

These deserving charities and non-profit organisations shared the R2 million donation, which was handed over to them at the Volkswagen manufacturing factory in Uitenhage.

The money will allow the charities and non-profit organisations to continue uplifting, upskilling and caring for the disadvantage and displaced citizens of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro.

The work of these charities mirrors the Volkswagen for Good initiative, which has a strong focus on positively impacting on education, youth development, enterprise development, health, community and well-being.

“Volkswagen believes strongly in caring for others. These organisations work hard to care for and uplift our citizens, so being able to lift a little of their financial burden is the right thing to do. I am proud that as a company we are able to assist them so that they can continue to help the communities in which they operate,” said Thomas Schaefer, Chairman and Managing Director: Volkswagen Group South Africa.

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