The Volkswagen Community Trust’s financial support of seven local charities ensures that they can continue serving the Nelson Mandela Bay community at large.
Under the flagship Volkswagen for Good initiative, Oosterland Child and Youth Care Centre, Malabar Primary School, Sanctor Primary School, Alzheimer’s Eastern Cape, Yokhuselo Haven, Thand’usana (Love a Baby): Babies Safe Home and St. Francis Hospice Nelson Mandela Bay, will be getting a portion of the R646 914 cheque handed over today, 3 December at the Volkswagen manufacturing factory in Uitenhage.
“Volkswagen is, always has been and always will be a People’s Company and it is through these quarterly donations where we try to alleviate some of the financial burdens and also uplift our community in the Metro and the Eastern Cape,” said Thomas Schaefer, Volkswagen Group South Africa Chairman and Managing Director.
This is the fourth donation this year and in total, almost R2.4 million has been handed over to local charities in 2015.
Volkswagen Group South Africa has invested more than R100 million on CSI projects during the Community Trust’s 25-year existence. There has been a strong emphasis on education, youth development, enterprise development, health, community and wellbeing.