At The Workspace, our business has been built on the basic principles of co-working, collaboration, sharing and connecting. Each festive season, we aim to draw on these principles, working together to collect items for those in need in our communities.
Our Festive Season Charity Drives began a few years back with one impassioned person – our very own Blackheath branch manager, Danielle Houseman – and a few boxes.
This year, we’re partnering with XtraSpace SelfStorage, SpaceBox and EcoBox to ramp up our Festive Season Charity Drive. And we need your help.
Support for local South African charities
We’ve now identified nearly 20 charities that help the aged, abused or destitute women and young girls, and homeless children.
Our hearts have also gone out to domestic pets that suffer abuse or neglect, especially during the festive season, so we’ve added animal welfare organisations to our list.
We are inspired by Nelson Mandela, who said, “Do not look the other way; do not hesitate. Recognise that the world is hungry for action, not words. There can be no greater gift than that of giving to others without expecting anything in return.”
What we’re doing and how we’re asking you to help
Our action is simple: we are packing boxes with essential products and goods that are unaffordable for individuals and expensive for charities. We aim to collect 8 000 boxes by Friday, 6 December 2019.
We’re calling on all our members, staff, friends, family and members of the public to donate gift boxes or bags containing needed items.
For a child, it could be a clean pair of underwear or socks and some crayons. For a woman, it could be a clean sheet and some toiletries. For an older person, it could be some soft sweets, deodorant and a magazine. For an animal, it could be a flea collar, a blanket and some food.
Imagine if every person who reads this blog fills up a box! Boxes can be handed in at the reception of any one of The Workspace or XtraSpace SelfStorage branches. Then the charities we support will be able to give those in need just a little more comfort and joy this festive season.
Please help us reach more people and deepen the impact of our 2019 Festive Season Charity Drive! Find details of how to get involved here.