Brother donates school bags and clothes for Mandela Day 2022

Brother International South Africa staff members got involved with the children at the Mogogelo Empowerment Centre, which was established in the Moretele Local Municipality in 2019 by Brother International South Africa, in association with TBL and Judea Hope.

On 18 July 2022, the Brother team donated clothing and 150 school bags to the children at the Mogogelo Empowerment Centre for Mandela Day 2022. The day was spent interacting with the children and providing them with lunch and treats while they received a free general health check from the North West healthcare workers.


Brother supports Eersterust Care and Training Centre

Brother sponsors two printers to Eersterust Care and Training Centre

Brother International South Africa staff members got involved with the Eersterust Care and Training Centre by sponsoring two printers to the centre in order to assist the children with their school and homework.

The Eersterust Care and Training Centre is a school and training facility for people and children with disabilities. They look after children and adults from the Eersterust, Eastlynne and Mamelodi communities who are unable to afford the expensive care that is involved with treating their various disabilities.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the children and young adults have not been able to return to school as they are at risk to contracting the virus due to their compromised immune system. On Monday, 13 September, Brother International South Africa visited the facility in order to sponsor the DCP-T420W Ink Tank Printer and MFC-L2700DW Laser Printer. These printers will assist the children and their parents with their school work and homework and allow them to continue with their studies and learning without having to go to school. The centre also provides job opportunities for the young adults to work in the toilet paper factories and the printers will assist them with the training and support materials that they may need.


Brother supports the KZN clean up operation with care packages

Brother International South Africa staff members got involved after the recent unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and packed 100 care packages, containing essential items, and shipped them safely to KZN for distribution.

On Friday 16 July, the team from Brother packed 100 food and essential item parcels and prepared them for transporting to KwaZulu-Natal, by Xpress Truckers, to a safe location for distribution. This formed part of the company’s Mandela Day 2021 initiatives. Parcels were sent to our shipping partners, Airwaves, based in Durban as well as other Brother supply chain partners. Each parcel, valued at R350, was distributed to people directly impacted by the recent unrest in KwaZulu-Natal.


Brother distributes 2000 free masks for Women's Month 2020

Tshwane, August 2020. Brother International South Africa (Pty) Ltd., a leader in home and business IT peripherals worldwide, in association with TBL Empowerment Solutions, donated 2000 masks to Churches and Schools in Mamelodi and Mogogelo Communities.

“Women’s Day is the celebration of the inspiring and courageous women who fought, and continue to fight, for equality and inclusion for all in South Africa. This event also recognises the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environmental protection. Something that we at Brother are particularly committed to through our Brother Earth initiatives.” said Riana Keyser, general manager at Brother South Africa.

As a celebration of Women’s Month, 2000 cloth masks were distributed by Brother in association with TBL during the month of August. Masks were donated to 5 churches in Mamelodi, 3 schools in Mogogelo and at the community shopping centre in Shoshanguve.

On 8 August, 500 masks were given to the Tehillah Praise Centre; Upon the Rock Centre; Charity and Faith Mission; AFM Mamelodi East and Healing Nation, all in Mamelodi.

On 26 and 27 August, 1270 Masks were donated to schools in Mogogelo including Dikgarwaneng Primary School; Mogogelo Primary School and LM Mokoena Special School. 240 Masks were given out at the Shoshanguvue Crossing Mall.


Brother distributes free masks in Soshanguve for Mandela Day

Shoshanguve, 18 July 2020. Brother International South Africa (Pty) Ltd., a leader in home and business IT peripherals worldwide, in association with TBL Empowerment Solutions, donated 240 masks to community members in Shoshanguve for their 67 minutes for Mandela Day initiative.

“With the current COVID-19 Pandemic prevalent in our country, and particularly in smaller communities where affordability is an issue, we decided to give out free masks as our Mandela Day initiative this year. It’s a small thing but right now it all helps to keep everybody as safe as possible.” said Riana Keyser, general manager at Brother South Africa.

240 Cloth masks were sewn by learners from the local community on Brother sewing machines that were donated to the Mogogelo Empowerment Centre for Mandela Day 2019. The Mogogelo Empowerment Centre was established by Brother in association with TBL and Judea Hope in the Moretele Local Municipality last year.

The masks were made by 2019 graduates, who were trained in sewing and garment making, and then donated to Shoshanguve community members at the Shoshanguve Crossing Mall on 18 July.  Everyone sanitised their hands on entering the distribution station before they were given their new masks. All social distancing and hygiene stipulations were observed by the team and the community.


Brother supports Mandela Day Sewathon with 'Colourful Threads' Dealer in Port Elizabeth

Tshwane, 16 October 2019 – The Colourful Threads Mandela Day Sewathon, in aid of the Zanethemba Charity, took place from 16 - 20 July 2019 at the Greenacres Shopping Centre in Port Elizabeth. But the initiative was so popular that the sewing has continued right through until October!

The ‘Colourful Threads’ Mandela Day Sewathon invited members of the public to join in and sew for 67 minutes (or more!) for charity. The team from Colourful Threads prepared the sewing kits of patterns and cut out material to be used during the weekend sewing event. Participants could choose from teddies, dolls, reading pillows, laundry bags, quilts and blankets to sew up. The finished articles were then donated to the Zanethemba Children’s Home.

Sewing kits were also sold to add to the fundraising effort as well as a Quilt raffle which raised a further R1800 from ticket sales.



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