REBUILDING AND UPLIFTING: CAPITEC JOINS FORCES WITH K.O, BI PHAKATHI AND MEALS ON WHEELS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Capitec’s latest initiative celebrates the bank’s 20 years of existence and the philanthropic collaborations that are making a difference in communities.
Following the recent unrest and looting across the country, Capitec visited Tumelo Home and Hospice Centre and, Bula Mahlo Home & Day Care Centre in Johannesburg, delivering food parcels and offering much-needed support.
Tumelo Home and Hospice Centre houses mainly disabled children, many of whom are either orphaned, abandoned or from abusive backgrounds. While Bula Mahlo Home & Day Care offers support for abandoned children, with many of the little ones living permanently at the premises.
Both NGOs were hit heavily following the recent devastation, and Capitec pitched in to help provide much-needed donations, food parcels and warm goodies to tackle the winter chill.
The #MakeADifference initiative is a collaboration between philanthropist BI Phakathi, hip-hop musician K.O and Meals on Wheels aiming to empower communities in need to live better.
“It aims to celebrate Capitec’s 20 years of existence by extending our love to the community and using this initiative as a way of really expressing how we, as Capitec, have been making a difference in the communities that we serve,” shares Neptal Khoza, the head of Corporate Social Investment at Capitec.
This is not the first time the K.O aka Mr. Cashtime has partnered with Capitec. In 2020, the musician and entrepreneur joined forces with the bank, J’Something, Msaki and Q-Twins to release a song of hope entitled ‘Rainbow’.
“The relationship has just been growing from that point on,” explains K.O.
“Being part of this campaign is extremely humbling. We are delivering food parcels, making a handsome donation, and we’re just here to offer some support the best way we know how,” he adds.
Improving lives through better banking and simplified living is just one of the many reasons Meals on Wheels have joined forces with Capitec to uplift those at Tumelo Home and Hospice Centre and Buhle Mahlo Home and Day Care.
“We’ve partnered with Capitec because of their values as an organization,” imparts Mxolisi Ncube, acting national director at Meals on Wheels Community Services SA.
“I started as a volunteer many years ago. To reach the people in the community and to see their excitement receiving assistance really, really tugs at my heartstrings. I am a better human being for serving my community,” he adds.
After the recent unrest and under the pressure of the Covid-19 pandemic, times have been especially tough for the residents of Tumelo Home where caregivers offer shelter, food and care for children, youths and adults with severe intellectual and physical disabilities.
“Today, it’s a great day for Tumelo Home,” shares Solly Khuthama, managing director of Tumelo Home, upon the bank’s visit.
“The donations that Capitec made were really overwhelming and humbling, and they will go a long way to help us to provide the needed care to these children,” he concluded.
In the spirit of giving, Capitec’s #MakeADifference initiative is both an inspiration and hopefully a challenge to us to do more for our communities.
“To every South African, how can you join hands and help these organizations that are helping our community to thrive?” asks Neptal.
Driving the point home, K.O adds, “This is something that we hope can also spark some interest in them to also go out there and make a difference in their communities, even with the littlest things, it will make a difference.”
Our communities need all the assistance we can muster in the spirit of Ubuntu! Thank you Capitec for striving towards making a difference and uplifting those around us.