RETAIL: Heidelberg Mall Helps Make Winter Warmer for Thuthukani Disabled Centre on Mandela Day
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In the spirit of Mandela Day, Heidelberg Mall donated much needed items to assist the Thuthukani Disabled Centre in Ratanda.
Since opening in 2009, the non-profit organisation caters to the needs of 18 children in the community living with severe physical and mental disabilities. After being informed that the centre was in need of extra funding, Heidelberg Mall decided to lend their support by visiting the day care centre to find out how the mall could contribute to making a difference in the children’s lives.
Despite only receiving government funding for 11 children, the centre continues to provide a safe haven for 18 children who depend on the centre for food, education and transport. In addition, the Thuthukani Disabled Centre regularly undertakes initiatives to raise awareness and educate the community about disabilities.
In the run up to Mandela Day, Heidelberg Mall began collecting items such as food, blankets, toys and shoes to help the centre continue their positive work in the community.
“Our aim is to make a meaningful difference in our community,” says Patricia Sefuthi, Heidelberg Mall Marketing Officer. “We want to reach out to as many people as possible and help wherever there is a need.” Chris Bendall, Heidelberg Mall General Manager, who also attended the Mandela Day hand-over, added that despite many challenges the Thuthukani Disabled Centre continues to do wonderful work for the community. “We’re grateful to have the opportunity to lend our support to such a wonderful organisation,” he said
“Children really are the future of our community and Heidelberg Mall is proud to assist in creating more awareness for children living with disabilities,” concluded Bendall.
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