iX engineers donates during COVID19 - 9 JULY 2020


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

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