Dec 17, 2015
This festive season the Shoprite supermarket chain donated almost 2 000 buckets filled with non-perishable food to the value of R200 000 to various South Africa charities and communities in need as part of its annual #ShareForGood campaign.
A number of influential personalities committed themselves to #ShareForGood, including comedians Marc Lottering and Tol Ass Mo; radio DJ’s Rob Vember (KFM) and Mafa Bavuma (Umhlobo Wenene FM); Sharks players Ruan Botha, Etienne Oosthuizen and Tera Mtembu; television personalities Bonnie Mbuli, Jessica Nkosi and Nomzamo Mbatha; business woman Jo-Ann Strauss and others.
These individuals posted and tweeted about their #ShareForGood handovers on social media. The aim is, through their kind work and efforts, to inspire others to also #ShareForGood this festive season.
The Shoprite supermarket chain sees itself as a responsible corporate citizen who continuously contributes to the wellbeing of the communities where it does business. This December the retailer has also encouraged consumers to get involved and #ShareForGood by bringing some festive cheer to those who have less.
“Every South African can do their bit by filling a bucket with non-perishable food according to their means, and donate it to those in need while encouraging friends and family to do the same,” says Neil Schreuder, marketing director of Shoprite Checkers.
Some of the charities and communities that have benefitted from #ShareForGood include Wake Up & Feed a Child (Mitchell’s Plain); Children of Fire (Mellville); Nazareth House (Vredehoek); Yiza Ekhaya Soup Kitchen (Kuyasa, Khayelitsha); residents of KwaMashu (Durban), Bogom (Polokwane), Khayelitsha and Masiphumele (Cape Town), Soweto and Alexandra (Gauteng); Bobbi Bear (Doonside); Choc Childhood Cancer Foundation (Cato Manor); the Natal Settlers Memorial Homes (Durban), Sinethemba Children’s Care Centre (Port Elizabeth) and the Thabo Community Action Trust (Thaba'Nchu and Botshabelo).
Participating in the #ShareforGood campaign were: