Corporate Social Investment (CSI) has a pivotal role to play in bringing about meaningful transformation to the benefit of all. The social needs facing our country are substantial. As an NGO New Beginnings Foundation, together with our partners are committed to supporting projects that benefit disadvantaged sectors of our society. Thank you to all our CSI Project Partners and their dedicated teams for making a difference each day.
A sincere thank you Pick ‘n Pay Brentwood for your amazing Care Centre CSI “Crockery Replacement” initiative. This will make a huge difference when feeding 1400 mouths. This project involved a total replacement of all the Care Centre crockery over 800 plates and 800 mugs. Through this initiative replacement is only necessary once a year, as opposed to the quarterly enamel replacement the Centre had to undertake.
As one of its Nelson Mandela Day initiatives Emperors Palace gave a big donation of decommissioned linen, which included items like towels, duvet covers, pillow cases, mattress protectors and sheets, to the New Beginnings Care Centre (NBCC) on Wednesday, July 17. Collecting the linen from the resort and casino’s complex housekeeping coordinator, Mavis Mashaba and fellow housekeeping staff member, Charles Ngoep, of Kempton Park at the Vegas of Africa’s 5-Star D’oreale Grande Hotel, Emperors Palace Public Relations Assistant, Nileen Gale and on behalf of the NBCC was centre residents, Martin Holder and Dirk Blignaut (right) and the New Beginnings Foundation’s Corporate Social Investment representative, Angelique Hörmann.
(Photograph by Yolanda van der Stoep)
As a social aspect of our Care Centre, the Library forms an integral part of the day to day lives of our inhabitants. A central point in our Centre, the library acts as a meeting point for the inhabitants where they socially meet and interact. With the coming age of technology and internet we have a constant supply of books donated to our Care Centre. The Library is well stocked with various topics to choose from ranging from fiction to non-fiction. We recently upgraded the shelving in our Library to allow for more stacking space. A generous donation of shelves from an automotive supplier (motorcycles) enabled us to complete this project.
The Care Centre can host, at any given time, 1500 destitute people. The biggest number of inhabitants in the Care Centre are either single men or women. The single men and women are accommodated in dormitories of up to 50 people. We have bigger and smaller dormitories. We have a “turnover” of about 25% of single people moving in and out of our Care Centre on a monthly basis and therefore also have to deal with regular maintenance of these dormitories. Painting as well as maintenance of beds and lockers are a regular focus point for which we need assistance and resources.