Ruby Craft and Design Centre and its partner Anivileli, a Tzaneen social enterprise that helps abused women gain financial independence, received a large cotton twine donation from Checkers Lifestyle Tzaneen to ensure their crocheting project can continue generating funds.
In April 2017 Checkers donated 1 000 cotton twine units to this skills centre which was the contribution they needed to start designing and making hand and vegetable bags. Recently they’ve realised a greater customer demand for crocheted bathroom mats and are hopeful this will expand their small scale business.
- Anne French, Facilitator Ruby Craft & Design Centre
Checkers has been donating to the project since 2017. Supporting remarkable women who work to act for change in their communities is a key pillar of the supermarket chain’s extensive corporate social investment programme.