Nissan South Africa’s employees’ annual blanket drive was welcomed on behalf of under-privileged communities who stand to benefit from this heartfelt gesture.
As well as the staff’s generous contribution, Nissan SA has donated an additional 700 blankets for the neediest people in the vicinity of the company’s Rosslyn-based manufacturing plant.
Nissan SA’s corporate and general affairs director Wonga Mesatywa today officially handed over the blankets to institutions located in surrounding areas. They are Hupsoo Community Upliftment, Mohau Centre of Hope, Direlang Community Project, Oliver’s House, Lesolang Rethomile Haven, Phumulani Project, Korwe Multipurpose Centre and Keitumetse Early Learning Centre.
“In these cold winter months, we need to think of those less fortunate among us,” said Mesatywa. “Nissan SA takes its corporate responsibility seriously and we’re committed to making a positive input to the communities around us.”
“We appreciate the blankets from the employees and management of Nissan SA as it makes us feel we are not forgotten,” said Nelly Mailula, representing Keitumetse Early learning Centre in Winterveldt.
Maureen Mothiba of Klipgat’s Lesolang Rethomile Haven echoed her colleague’s sentiments. “It’s important for us to know that Nissan SA cares. They make cars, but they also make our lives better.”
Nissan’s winter relief project is part of the company’s corporate social responsibility programme aimed at building community relations and making a difference to people’s lives.