Embracing the charitable nature and community spirit that characterised Madiba, the staff of Marriott chose to buy a range of ‘wishlist’ products for a number of local charity organisations. These items were then distributed from Monday, 15 to Friday, 19 July in honour of Mandela Day, celebrated annually on 18 July.
The Marriott staff visited the chosen charities, distributing the collected items to grateful staff and recipients. This year’s beneficiaries included The Hillcrest AIDS centre, The Kloof & Highway SPCA, The Hillcrest Government Hospital and The Upper Highway Baby Home. In addition to this, Marriott provided snacks for the volunteers and staff working at all of the charities.
“Mandela Day is such a special time on the South African calendar, a chance to truly embrace the legacy of Mandela and continue the work he started,” said Sally Anderson of Marriott. “The staff are always looking to do something innovative, something that will have an impact on those around them. On this Mandela Day, we decided to show our appreciation for all the staff and volunteers who so tirelessly serve our local community daily.”