HKA continues to support the vulnerable with donations to local charities in Johannesburg

The HKA family believes in the continuous empowerment and uplifting of the vulnerable to build a better future for all. During a delicate period when families gather to celebrate the festive season and prepare for the new academic year, emotions can flare up as we reflect and plan. Our team in Africa was one with three charities during this time.

In 2019, our South Africa office adopted the Othandweni Family Care Centre based in Soweto, Johannesburg, as part of our Community Impact initiative. Othandweni, which means “Place of Love,” is a home to 90 children from infant to 18 years old. We have consistently kept our promise to the centre for nearly five years with donations, including funds, groceries, clothes and appliances. Recently, Maria Van Zyl, Business Support Administrator, and Ivan Van Zyl, Senior Driver, visited the centre to handover groceries and school uniforms for the children. As we continue to strengthen our relationship with the centre, we are proud to be part of the change and growth taking place in the lives of the children.

In addition to Othandweni Family Care Centre, we supported CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation and Reach For a Dream Foundation. CHOC advocates for the health and well-being of children and teenagers diagnosed with cancer or life-threatening blood disorders and their families. The foundation aims to save lives through early detection and comprehensive support programmes for families affected by cancer. We donated R104,000 (approximately US$5,400) to the course to make a difference in the fight against cancer.

Dreams are meant to be reachable, and we all have a burning desire to achieve them. However, the journey can be challenging for children living with life-threatening illnesses. HKA donated R60,000 (approximately US$3,120) to Reach For a Dream, a course that seeks to alleviate the strain that life-threatening illnesses place on sick children and their families by providing these dreamers with the opportunity to believe in their greatest wish. Reach For a Dream offers the child a magical moment to regain their childhood that is being lost to an illness.

“On behalf of Reach For a Dream, I want to express our heartfelt gratitude for your recent donation to our organisation. Your generosity plays a crucial role in making a positive impact on the lives of children facing life-threatening illnesses.”

Lehlogonolo Mashiteng, Fundraising Manager, Reach For a Dream.

Click here to learn more about CHOC and Reach For a Dream.

Thank you to all our colleagues who continue to raise the bar through thoughtful and generous charity work.


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