Emerald Resort & Casino’s CSI programme recently adopted nine homes that provide housing and care to the disadvantaged. These range from old age care to children’s homes, and are all located within the local Sedibeng District.
“We are pleased to make a difference and bring about real change within our community with this initiative,” says Emerald Resort & Casino’s Marketing Executive, Tanuja Gangabishun. “It’s imperative for all businesses within South Africa to make it part of their CSI strategy to give back.”
The homes that fall under the Emerald Resort & Casino umbrella include Busy Bee Hospice, Kgopolong Old Age, Bophelong Children’s Home, Emfuleni Childcare, Mathwala Children’s Home, Relebohile Childcare, Ikhwezi Lokusa, Pholokong Children’s Village and Lakeside Children’s Home.
Emerald Resort & Casino’s team member’s visits to the homes proved to be extremely insightful. It became very clear that each home had unique urgent needs to remain functional and to continue to provide care and shelter to those that require it most. “Our goal, as a team, is to assist with making the lives of those who reside and work in these homes a little easier,” says Tanuja.
A total of over R400 000, split according to specified needs, was allocated to school uniforms, school stationery, toys, board games, wheel chairs, walkers, washing machines, fridges and cash donations. “We hope that these items, so critical in the day-to-day running of the homes, will assist in making the lives of those working and living here, a little brighter, more cheerful and a little easier.
In order to make this wonderful country of ours a better place, it is up to each and every one of us within our own local communities to make a difference,” concludes Tanuja.
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