VW invest R2 million in local charities

2016-11-24 06:02
=Thomas Schaefer, Chairman & Managing Director: Volkswagen Group South Africa with representatives of the 11 local charities that received the R2 million donation.                                                Photo:VWSA

=Thomas Schaefer, Chairman & Managing Director: Volkswagen Group South Africa with representatives of the 11 local charities that received the R2 million donation. Photo:VWSA

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

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 received donations from Volkswagen of South Africa.

“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.

This money will allow these charities and non-profit organisations to continue uplifting, upskilling and caring for the disadvantaged and displaced citizens. The work of these charities mirrors the Volkswagen for Good initiative which has a strong focus on positively impacting education, youth development, enterprise development, health, community and wellbeing.

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