Elderly benefit from donations

2016-07-20 06:00
AT the Galeshewe Association for the Care of the Aged and Disabled (Gaasca) are from the left Lucky Khechane (Coca-Cola), Irene Njovu (Gaasca), Joseph Thomas (Gaasca), Jenine Olyn (human resource manager of Coca-Cola in Kimberley), Kenneth Hlakudi (Gaasca board chairperson) and Jackie Mocwai (Coca-Cola). Photo: Boipelo Mere

AT the Galeshewe Association for the Care of the Aged and Disabled (Gaasca) are from the left Lucky Khechane (Coca-Cola), Irene Njovu (Gaasca), Joseph Thomas (Gaasca), Jenine Olyn (human resource manager of Coca-Cola in Kimberley), Kenneth Hlakudi (Gaasca board chairperson) and Jackie Mocwai (Coca-Cola). Photo: Boipelo Mere

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AS part of the 67 minutes for Mandela Day, employees of Coca-Cola visited the Galeshewe Association for the Care of the Aged and Disabled (Gaasca) where they handed them beautifully-branded blankets, cooler bags with goodies and squeeze bottles.

The visit on Friday (15/07) also saw the company donate an urn and a microwave oven for the centre’s kitchen as part of its corporate social responsibility initiative.

According to the company’s human resource officer in Kimberley, Jenine Olyn, Gaasca was recommended after they had contacted the local Age in Action office to recommend a beneficiary.

Lynette Syzaar from Age in Action thanked Coca-Cola and asked them to continue the gesture.

“The elderly are in most cases the forgotten people and they really deserve to be kept warm in winter,” she said.

Gaasca board chairperson, Kenneth Hlakudi, also thanked the company and he said such gestures were always welcome and much appreciated.

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