Volkswagen earlier this month donated R2m to 11 charities and non-profit organisations. The handover was done at the Volkswagen manufacturing factory in Uitenhage.
Thomas Schaefer, chairman and MD, VW Group SA with representatives of the 11 local charities that received the R2m donation.
The Ray Mhlaba Skills Training Centre, Oosterland Child and Youth Care Centre, Missionvale Care Centre, Yokhuselo Haven, Thand'usana (Love a Baby): Babies Safe Home, St. Francis Hospice Nelson Mandela Bay, SOS Children's Village, The Extended Hand, Uitenhage Mental Health Society, Ntlemeza Primary School and SAMREC all received donations from Volkswagen.
"Volkswagen believes strongly in caring for others. These organisations work hard to care and uplift our citizens, so being able to lift a little of their financial burden is the right thing to do. I am proud that as a company we are able to assist them so that they can continue to help the communities in which they operate," said Thomas Schaefer, chairman and MD: Volkswagen Group South Africa.
The work of these charities mirrors the Volkswagen for Good initiative which has a strong focus on positively impacting education, youth development, enterprise development, health, community and wellbeing.