MiX Telematics supports Zanethemba Charity Foundation with R5,000 donation
On the 4th of August, Matrix, a brand of MiX Telematics, donated R5,000 to the Zanethemba Charity Foundation – an organisation that implements programmes aimed at the safety and well-being of vulnerable children and youth in underserved areas of Port Elizabeth. This donation is a result of a competition that Matrix ran on their social media pages over the Mandela Day festivities, where the public could nominate a charity of their choice and motivate why this charity was suitable for the donation.
“South Africa’s youth play a major role in our country’s future. It is up to both the government and the corporate sector to support charities that develop and protect the youth, for a better future,” says Grant Fraser, Product and Marketing Director at MiX Telematics (Africa).
“This donation enables us to play a role in doing just this – to improve the lives of the less fortunate. The Matrix Mandela Day competition enabled one of our followers to support a charity that is close to their hearts. Mandela Day presented the perfect opportunity to invest in such an organisation, one that aims to bring hope, love and change in the lives of South Africa’s youth.”
The social media competition ran from the 13th to the 18th July 2016. The entry submitted by Channel Everton from Port Elizabeth, was selected as the winner based on the moving motivation that she supplied around the Zanethemba Charity Foundation and the incredible work they do for the community of Port Elizabeth. (Motivation included below)
The charity will receive a R5,000 donation from Matrix that will be allocated against meeting the immediate needs of the organisation, some of which include food essentials, baby products and cleaning products.
“The Matrix brand’s philosophy is that we are ‘right by your side’ and we thank Channel Everton for bringing this organisation to our attention, through her nomination, enabling us to contribute to this charity’s worthy cause and be by their side too,” concludes Fraser.
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Motivation provided by Channel Everton:
“Zanethemba Charity Foundation deserves to win this great prize. They care for children – from baby to older whom were thrown away or taken away. The love they show towards those kids is the type of love you show your own flesh and blood. They don’t miss clinic visits, and go far and beyond for kids who need special care. Fundraisers to help get hearing aids for the little boy who needs it. You can rock up at any time or day, and hear laughter, kids running around, and see smiles. They will be forever grateful to win this prize.”