Broll Foundation reportback
The Broll Foundation, which represents the Group’s corporate social responsibility arm, was very busy last year. Here’s a summary of what they got up to around the country.
Ad-hoc projects were undertaken around the year and throughout South Africa, including the Easter-egg drive in Gauteng, the proceeds of which were split between the Villa of Hope and Compass; the sale of 249 Casual Day stickers in support of the Federal Mental Health Association; the purchase of light bulbs for the Trees of Light in Cape Town and Johannesburg, in support of Hospice Gauteng and St Luke’s Hospice Cape Town; and the purchase of Aids ribbons for staff in the Illovo office to commemorate World Aids Day.
• In Cape Town, the Foundation continued to provide support for the Bhulo girls, two Aids orphans living with their aunt. The Foundation pays for the children’s school fees, transport, school clothing, books and stationery, and contributes towards food costs.
• In Port Elizabeth, the Foundation paid for the replacement of gutters and the installation of water tanks at Kwa Ford Public Primary School, and started a vegetable garden that will feed the school children.
• In Durban, the Foundation targeted the Open Door Crisis Centre, donating blankets, contributing to the Centre’s annual fundraising benefit breakfast, and making up end-of-year party packs for the Centre. Kwa Cutshwayo Primary School in Marian Hill received stationery from the Foundation.
• In Gauteng the Foundation ‘adopted’ a 6-year-old girl from Compass and now contributes towards her monthly living expenses. At the Villa of Hope, solar lights were installed. With the assistance of Stop Hunger Now, 15 000 meals were packed and distributed to day care centres in Tembisa and Compass. The food parcels to Compass is an ongoing project, on a monthly basis.