Eastgate Shopping Centre empowers Elandspark School
Eastgate Shopping Centre presented Elandspark School in Bedfordview with a donation of R18, 356 and four Empisal sewing machines on Friday, 14 March.
Hester Wasserfall, Centre Manager of Eastgate Shopping Centre says, “This donation was raised from our gift wrapping stations that operated within Eastgate Shopping Centre in the lead up to the festive season. We would like to thank all the shoppers who made use of this service as their contributions are truly making a difference in the lives of people in our community.”
Participants at the hand over included Hester Wasserfall (Eastgate Centre Manager), Sandy Roberts (Marketing), Louise Duvenhage (Elandspark School Marketing) and Josua du Plessis (Elandspark School Principal).
Louise Duvenhage, Elandspark School Marketing Manager says, “We have learners from children’s homes and they require support which is difficult to attend to due to insufficient funds and resources. As our care of these children go far beyond the call of duty we need support from the community”.
The donation will go towards the installation of the Feeding Scheme Kitchen as well as equip learners with practical skills they can use in the real world.
Situated in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, Elandspark LSEN School (Learners with Special Educational Needs) accommodates mildly mentally challenged learners who have learning difficulties and special needs. The school has developed a well-organised feeding scheme to feed between 100 and 150 learners with at least one warm meal per day. Every Friday they provide 50 to 60 food parcels for the neediest children to help their families.
Eastgate Shopping Centre’s donation to Elandspark School is aligned with Liberty Properties’ strategy, as a socially responsible corporate brand, to promote education.
For Liberty Properties and Eastgate Shopping Centre Corporate Social Investment, see www.libertyproperties.co.za