Checkers and Shoprite have teamed up with Community Chest for a winter collection campaign that encourages customers to open their hearts and wrap those in need up in warmth, love and hope this winter. Local community radio stations such as Radio Tygerberg in Cape Town, Groot FM in Pretoria and Kingfisher FM in Port Elizabeth support this initiative and are committed to the improvement of disadvantaged communities.
The public is urged to contribute to this worthy cause by donating clothes, blankets and non-perishable foods by placing the items in the marked trolleys at the entrance of all Checkers, Checkers Hyper and Shoprite stores. You can also ask your cashier to add a donation amount to your groceries when paying at the till, or SMS "WARMHEARTS10" and your name to 38806 to donate R10.
Community Chest is a non-profit organization with a national footprint, allowing distributions to take place in the most vulnerable communities. They aim to advance, empower and care by combining human value with available resources, in order to have a positive social impact where it is most needed.
All items collected will be distributed to needy communities across the country through Community Chest's integrated network. Donations will be accepted until 15 August 2014.
Article courtesy SA Good News