To honour and celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day 2019, Lotters Pine are embracing the spirit of taking action against poverty. They have partnered with well-known children’s charity, JAM SA, to make a difference to some of SA’s poorest children.
JAM SA is helping the Rainbow Day Care Centre in Lanseria, Johannesburg, to break the cycle of poverty by providing a safe, supportive environment for children so that their parents can go out to work.
Kids being kids, they occasionally become unwell and may need to spend time in the centre’s sick bay. Lotters Pine identified an opportunity to make this experience less uncomfortable for sick children by donating a quality bed and mattress.
“We hope that our donation will help the Rainbow Day Care kids be more comfortable if they’re sick, so that they can recover faster and get back to playing and learning with their friends,” explained a Lotters Pine director Armando Teixeira. “As part of our 50th Birthday celebrations this year we are looking at ways to give back to our customers and communities and this is just one of the ways we have been able to do that.”
The bed and mattress were delivered on Nelson Mandela Day, with Lotters Pine staff donating 67 minutes of their time to deliver and construct it.
“This is a great imitative and we thank and support JAM SA for all their good work that they do at over 2000 schools across South Africa. We need to take care of our vulnerable and children definitely fall into that category,” concludes Armando.