NEWS & AWARDS
NELSON MANDELA DAY - 18 JULY 2020
At SOS children’s village, they believe that “it takes a village to raise a child”.
iX engineers has donated 77 toiletry care packages to the children of Mamelodi SOS children’s village. This center has been in existence since 1987, providing a community based programme for child care and support to the local population of Mamelodi in Pretoria – Gauteng Province.
iX engineers donates to the destitute during COVID 19 pandemic
We are proud to announce that iX Staff contributed R18 700-00 towards food parcels delivered to the destitute during the COVID-19 pandemic. The amount was split equally between the Southern and Northern Regions.
The Southern Region purchased groceries from Pick & Pay Welgemoed to the value of R9 350-00, where Eleanor Jacobs provided wonderful assistance and service. The Pick & Pay smart shopper card added a further R1250-00 to the R9 350-00 and the accumulated value on the smart shopper card was also added to the original contribution.
±75 food parcels was packaged and donated to The Haven Night Shelter, Bellville. They provide temporary shelter, rehabilitation opportunities, social welfare services, family reunification services, physical care and support available to adult people living on the streets who are committed to reintegration. They partner and co-operate with religious institutions, organizations, welfare bodies, service providers, businesses, government departments, local authorities and individuals concerned with the care and welfare of the destitute. They also promote community awareness of the social problems arising out of destitution and to encourage the participation of the public in the alleviation of such problems. They strive to reduce the opportunities for people to continue to live on the streets.
Special thanks to Carmen Hendricks and Emil Wagner for arranging the food parcels for the Cape Town office.
The Northern Region purchased groceries from Monument Park Spar, to the value of R9288.37 with clear plastic bags to package the groceries to the value of R99.99. Dorothy Khwinda provided excellent service and advise on how to package the food so that the beneficiaries receive it as fresh as possible. There were 59 packages in total that were put together, and these were donated to Izinsika Ithemba Pillars of Hope, through their soup kitchen in Irene. This soup kitchen supports the following groups of people who have been affected by COVID 19:
32 artists in self-isolation at the Makers Village
50 Homeless people at the Irene Station
12 Railway staff in self-isolation at the Makers Village
50 people living in containers with no food
225 informal traders
Bethlehem Old Age home – 67 people
Baraka Orphanage – 35 kids all under 14 years
Special thanks to David Shingange; Lucky Malefu; Thabo Rapulane and Peter Sebothoma for arranging the food parcels for the Pretoria office.
Thank you iX Ambassadors for your selfless contribution towards this initiative, it is greatly appreciated.