PGP continues sharing the joy of giving
STAFF AND clients of Pam Golding Properties’ norther n suburbs region opened their hearts before the festive season, as part of the company’s Joy of Giving campaign.
The extended corporate social investment campaign urges PGP agents and staff to identify worthy causes in their areas which are in need of community support.
Agents make personal donations to these causes, and rally friends, family members, clients and other local businesses to do the same. More than 8 500 facilities have already benefited from the campaign countrywide.
PGP’s area manager for the northern suburbs, Maureen Nel, says her agents chose to collect items for two local institutions offering support and care to some of the community’s most vulnerable children. More than 100 boxes were filled with items on their wish-lists, including clothing, toys, stationery and cleaning equipment.
The first beneficiary was the Alta du Toit School in Kuils River. The school offers tuition to children with severe intellectual disabilities, and draws learners from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Nel says these are children who can neither cope with nor benefit from mainstream education. They need specialist professionals who can help them reach their full potential, in a caring and nurturing environment.
“These dedicated teachers work with the children at their own pace, and help them progress as far as possible according to their abilities. They are encouraged to become as independent as possible, so they can function as self-supporting adults who can readily engage in their communities.”
The second beneficiary of the campaign was the House of Thembiso in Langeberg Heights – a place of safety for babies from birth to 12 months.
The residence caters for special needs babies, such as those who are HIV positive or have physical or mental disabilities. Since 2007, the facility has nurtured more than 40 babies.
Nel says the children are cared for until they are healthy enough to be placed with suitable adoptive or foster parents.
Call the Alta du Toit School on 021 903 4178, and the House of Thembiso on 021 988 9567.