Southgate Mall and its owners Pareto Limited, have listened to the call to provide necessary materials to the unfortunate learners in Soweto.
Having begun on January 16 to February 1 2015 Southgate Mall, will host a back to school swop shop where shoppers can donate new or used uniforms, backpacks, books and other stationery to the 60 children of the Orlando Children’s Home in Orlando East, Soweto.
Contributors will receive Mystery Moola scratch cards based on the value of their donation, where they stand to win their share of R10 000 at the back to school swop shop at the Foschini Court, on the upper level at Southgate Mall, Mondeor, Johannesburg.
“It is wonderful for our children to know that even though we cannot provide everything they need, there is a community that cares,” says Mirriam Mazibuko, director at Orlando Children’s Home.
“We believe that being prepared for school gives them confidence, which greatly impacts our children’s academic performance throughout the entire year.”
“A good educational foundation remains central to a child’s success in life, says Nozipho Khumalo, marketing manager at Southgate Mall.
“The school supply drive is one small, but important way we get to assist learners to start the school year off with the resources they need for the best chance at success.”
The campaign forms part of Pareto Limited’s support of education, which also includes the construction of the NuMiracle Learning Centre, launching at the end of February 2015 in Southgate Mall, in which learners from selected previously disadvantaged communities will regularly attend computer-based Maths lessons after school.
The back to school swop shop will run daily from 09:00 during mall hours; Monday to Thursday and Saturdays until 06:00 pm, and Fridays until 07:00pm and Sundays until 04:00pm.
For more information about Southgate Mall and the Back to school swop shop, visit www.southgatemall.co.za or contact (011) 942 1061.