CSI - Corporate Social Investment


Involved in the Care Bag project are (from left) Jolene Singh of Beekman Group, Sagree Naicker of Child Welfare, Port Shepstone, Shaleen Bates of Standard Bank and Krissi Banzon of Beekman Group. Beekman Group recently generously handed over 60 bags to Child Welfare. Photo by Vee Ramsayi, South Coast Herald

Beekman Group helps with care bags by Shona Aylward, South Coast Herald

BEEKMAN Group once again stepped out and put the needs of others first. This time they were kind enough to put together 60 much-needed Care Bags for Child Welfare, Port Shepstone.

The Care Bag project was spearheaded by Shaleen Bates of Shelly Beach after she heard of the plight of many underprivileged and abused children and teenagers who receive counselling at Child Welfare.

She decided, in a personal capacity, to get involved and put together Care Bags, which are filled with essential, safe, fun and age-appropriate items to provide comfort to displaced, abused and disadvantaged children.

The Beekman Group read Shaleen's story in the South Coast Herald and decided to get involved in the project.

"A big thank you to the Beekman Group for their donation of 'fancy' Care Bags. We are extremely grateful. Fifteen of the bags cater for children, while the other 15 cater for adults," said Shaleen.

Child Welfare challenges other businesses to do the same. Anyone who would like to help can contact Shaleen at 082 8221324 or email her at shaleen.bate@standardbank.co.za

The original story was published online by the South Coast Herald.


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