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Volkswagen donates to local charities


A recent Volkswagen SA initiative has seen eleven charities receive funding as part of the Volkswagen for Good initiative. This community project has resulted in an investment of a further R2 million in local charities by the German automaker which prides itself on the fact that it produces certain models locally.

On Friday 11 November 2016, The Ray Mhlaba Skills Training Centre, Oosterland Child and Youth Care Centre, Missionvale Care Centre, Yokhuselo Haven, Thand’usana (Love a Baby): Babies Safe Home, St. Francis Hospice Nelson Mandela Bay, SOS Children's Village, The Extended Hand, Uitenhage Mental Health Society, Ntlemeza Primary School and SAMREC received donations from Volkswagen. These 11 deserving charities and non-profit organisations shared the R2 million donation, which was handed over to them at the Volkswagen manufacturing factory in Uitenhage.

This money will allow these charities and non-profit organisations to continue uplifting, upskilling and caring for the disadvantage and displaced citizens of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro.  The work of these charities mirrors the Volkswagen for Good initiative which has a strong focus on positively impacting education, youth development, enterprise development, health, community and wellbeing.

“Volkswagen believes strongly in caring for others.  These organisations work hard to care and uplift our citizens, so being able to lift a little of their financial burden is the right thing to do.  I am proud that as a company we are able to assist them so that they can continue to help the communities in which they operate,” said Thomas Schaefer, Chairman and Managing Director: Volkswagen Group South Africa.

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