During Mandela Month, the world joins a call to devote at least 67 minutes to helping others, as a tribute to Madiba’s legacy.

For the third year running, Woolworths employees this July devoted their 67 minutes – and more – to 67 projects, in honour of Mandela Day.

Woolworths stores and business units gave their time throughout the month to provide support to organisations, including those that assist the elderly, children, individuals with disabilities and abandoned animals.

Ahead of Mandela Day on 18 July, Woolworths Head Office employees packed 500 lunches for the homeless and another 500 care packs for abused women in need of assistance. The Woolworths Trust has also pledged to give each of the 67 projects a R5 000 donation.

Employee giving

Woolworths Head of Transformation, Zinzi Mgolodela, said: “Mandela Month is special to us. We believe that all South Africans have the power to make a difference in the world around us. We encourage our employees to become involved in their local communities. Our stores, in particular, are at the heart of the communities we serve and they want to play an active role in the local causes they care about.”

 

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Editor’s notes

The Mandela Month activities form part of a portfolio of community projects funded by the Woolworths Trust, which was formed in 2003 to co-ordinate community development and charity activities. The Woolworths Trust strives to make a difference by funding programmes that address the vital issues of food security, child vulnerability and education, as well as supporting Woolworths employees’ involvement in the community.

 

During Mandela Month, the world joins a call to devote at least 67 minutes to helping others, as a tribute to Madiba’s legacy.