Celebrating the spirit of Madiba 2018

Celebrating the spirit of Madiba

Social Investment means far more than funding to Econorisk

While financial support is much needed and well deserved, there’s an inherent commitment and passion that makes our team’s community involvement come to life.  We aim to make a difference with our continued support of communities – particularly children and young people.

Econorisk invested in the community

Tomorrow’s Leaders

Inspirational leaders of tomorrow
While we commemorate Nelson Mandela’s Centenary, we celebrate our own 2018 Econorisk Trainee Group – all with incredible passion for maths, accounting, law and business – but most of all, the drive to make it work.
In the spirit of paying it forward, individuals in this group have been role models for young soccer players, school goers and varsity peers by providing coaching and tutoring in their spare time. They display characteristics of strength, entrepreneurship, and a nurturing spirit. We are VERY proud to have them as part of our team and to support them in furthering their careers and studies. Clement Khoza, Nondumiso Zungu, Willard Chikuvire and Godswill Nyamukomba (and, absent on study leave: Ebrahim Phiri).

Our Jo’burg Team

Impilo Child Protection & Adoption Services 
A place of safety for children in need of care from birth to three years. Children are cared for in a homely environment in the transitional period before being returned to their parents or extended family  – or placed in an adoptive or foster home.
Volunteers from Rivonia Head Office will mark 18 July with the family of carers and children at Impilo.  We’ll be helping them with their Wish List of items – those basic necessities that every home needs from food and household products to baby necessities. Donations will not only be made from Econorisk on behalf of our national team – members of our staff have also made generous contributions. We look forward to delivering the boxes of goods and to spending time giving the love, support and smiles that children need more than anything.

Our Cape Town Team

Peace Home
Where children who are victims of abuse find a safe haven
Our team in the Cape will be filling tummies by stocking up the kitchen  pantry with 67 basic food items at Peace Home.  We’ve been able to support the home in different ways this year:  when we heard that the children weren’t able to participate at school sport because they didn’t have white takkies, our team kitted them out with the right gear and clothing. Our supportive Capetonians were also pleased to encourage a gifted young soccer player with a pair of goalie gloves when he was selected to play for a local club.  The house homes young victims of abuse and neglect – giving them a second chance in life, status and dignity.
The Haven
We believe no one should have to live on our streets
The Green Point office team, made up of CJB and Econorisk Broker Consultants in the Cape, are making a difference by serving muffins in the office on Mandela Day.  The cost of each will provide shelter for two people at The Haven, which provides temporary shelter, physical care, social welfare and family re-unification services to adult homeless people in the Western Cape.
They are then making a special donation of groceries to help celebrity chef and radio personality, Jenny Morris to make over 1000 litres of delicious vegetable soup with her 67-minute volunteers at the Cape Quarter Courtyard, where she will be hosting a soup kitchen.

Our Durban Team

Neglect and long-term poverty has left communities in the Valley of a Thousand Hills in a desperate situation. Econorisk’s financial support earlier this year brought smiles of joy to the children under OrphanAid’s care. The organisation provides food and clothing to over 60 orphans and destitute families. It also provides school uniforms, sources post-matric sponsorships, provides life skills, arranges recreational activities and encourages income-generating projects.

Creatures Great & Small

We also have a passion for animals – supporting countless domestic homeless, helpless and voiceless furry friends. And, through Veterans4Wildlife (V4W), we voluntarily help to fundraise and contribute time and resources to the operations and marketing of V4W. Their drive to prevent wildlife crime and relentless commitment to protecting the world’s critically endangered species plays a vital role in conservation.

Econorisk’s Andrew Crichton (also COO at V4W,) talks about the donation of ballistic body armour to Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary’s anti-poaching team.

Econorisk aims to make an imprint on our society by providing continued support to various organisations.  Apart from our teams being involved with the organisations mentioned above, we also support ‘Hope’: for children between the ages of 3 – 18 diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses, and ‘Tekkie Tax’ – which brings support and education to disabled children in extremely challenging situations.

BIG OR SMALL, EACH POSITIVE STEP CREATES CHANGE FOR THE BETTER
Making a difference is a collective effort and we thank our Econorisk team around the country for your enthusiasm and commitment. 
Econorisk investing in the community
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