18 July 2014 – Seartec branches around the country got involved with various projects in their communities for Mandela Day. Nelson Mandela was a great leader and because we as a company were inspired by his vision we decided that we should get involved in our communities to celebrate the example that Madiba has been to every South African.
Seartec Head Office in Cape Town joined forces with Seardel to visit Ncedelunthu Creche in Mfuleni where the ladies played with the children while the men laid carpets and installed a fridge and a microwave that were donated by Seartec and Seardel. They brought the children lunch and donated colourful plates and cups for the kids.
Seartec Johannesburg visited St Marys, a home for orphaned children. They delivered a stationery pack for each of the 70 children that are at St Marys and spent some time visiting with these kids. This home is not government funded and so rely on donations to keep going this means that they are in dire need of help and we were so privileged to be able to support them in a small way.
Seartec Port Elizabeth identified a need to donate clothes and toys to Yokhuselo Haven, a home for women and children affected by domestic violence. They provide a safe haven for these women and children affected by domestic violence, they also provide for their basic needs such as shelter, food and clothing, provide counseling, provide work-related skills so these women can find jobs and they educate the community on topics relating to domestic violence. Seartec Port Elizabeth salutes Lindsay, Stephanie and Angela for the great work that they do in the community.
Seartec Bloemfontein did more than 67 minutes of work as they undertook to paint a wall at Child Welfare. They painted a beautiful mural of flowers in the playground. They decided to help Child Welfare because they wanted to bring a smile to the faces of the kids.
Seartec Durban visited Flame Lily Park, a home for the frail and elderly. They took some tasty treats and had tea with the elderly. Some of the staff baked delicious cakes and treats and these were taken along to be shared while spending some time with the people at Flame Lily Park.
Seartec Kimberley visited Sally Aucamp home for the physically disabled. The team in Kimberely wanted to visit this home because they wanted these people to feel loved and so they took gifts of some toiletries and groceries and they also baked cakes and went and had tea with the people at Sally Aucamp. Kenneth, one of our technicians, was surprised to see a friend that he had gone to school with there, they had a great visit and shared some delicious cake.
Seartec Vereeniging visited Doulos Ministries, a home for children with HIV. They decided to take gift packs for the children with sweets, chips, cooldrinks, beanies and brightly coloured scarves. They also donated Sharp scientific calculators to the two high school students at Doulos. The staff from Vereeniging were absolutely impressed by the joy these kids show despite their struggles. The team were touched when the children sang some beautiful songs for them.
Seartec Klerksdorp visited Voetlig Plakkerskamp where they took hot dogs and bags of sweets to the children at the camp.
Seartec Nelspruit visited two children’s homes. They first went to Huis Bethlehem in White River where they handed out sweets and toys to the children. They then went to Phaphamani Home Based Care Centre in Kabokweni where they handed out sweets, chips and basic groceries. Phaphamani is a provider of community healthcare that feeds 60 children every day.
Seartec Welkom visited Rina’s Haven Home Care where they surprised the people there by decorating the lounge with balloons, they then spent some time with the people and handed out gifts to each of them.
Seartec Pretoria has a great love for animals so they chose to go to the SPCA and donate stationery for the office, cat litter and pet food. One of the ladies at the Pretoria branch made body warmers for the cats and dogs to wear in these cold winter months. See below an image of Lawrence with his adopted child from the SPCA.
Mandela Day is just a small way that we at Seartec were able to give back to our communities. As a team we were privileged to meet people who are in need and we were happy to be able to help in some way by spending time with people, showing them our care for them and by giving donations and gifts.