Jun 23, 2014


Will you spend each day of the coming winter months fighting the icy cold against your skin and battling a pain of hunger that envelops your whole body? Most of us will not be faced with this disheartening prospect, but many others will once again have to face the harsh weather without a roof over their heads, without a snug coat against the frosty wind, and with no food to provide nourishment and warmth.  

That is why Checkers have teamed up with Community Chest for a winter collection campaign that encourages customers to open their hearts and wrap those in need up in warmth, love and hope this winter. Local community radio stations such as Radio Tygerberg in Cape Town, Groot FM in Pretoria and Kingfisher FM in Port Elizabeth support this initiative and are committed to the improvement of disadvantaged communities. 

The public is urged to contribute to this worthy cause by donating clothes, blankets and non-perishable foods by placing the items in the marked trolleys at the entrance of all Checkers and Checkers Hyper.  Join our caring community by donating today or ask your cashier to add a donation amount to your groceries when paying at the till.  You can also SMS “WARMHEARTS10” and your name to 38806 to donate R10 (WARMHEARTS 10, YourName). 

Community Chest is a non-profit organization with a national footprint, allowing distributions to take place in the most vulnerable communities.  They aim to advance, empower and care by combining human value with available resources, in order to have a positive social impact where it is most needed. 

All items collected will be distributed to needy communities across the country through Community Chest’s integrated network.  Commit to the upliftment of underprivileged communities by making a difference and donating today! Donations will be accepted from 13 June – 15 August 2014. 

For more information on Community Chest visit their website


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