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2019 Festive Season

The holidays are over and when we look back it was a blissful  season at the Garden Route Mall. We managed to raise R50 000 at our two gift wrapping stations and identified the following homes/NGO’s/centres donating R8 000 to five homes and one R10 000 to Life Community services.

 

We had pleasant visits as Dr. Stander from JJ Watson mentioned the need to buy a new trolley to store all residents medication and assist the nurses and it looks like 2019 is a year of great deeds.

 

Rosemore Old Age Home | Bethesda Medical & Relief Services | Child & Family Welfare | JJ Watson Old Age Home | Life Community Services | Moreson Kids

Kaalvoet Mzanzi

Garden route mall joined hands with Kaalvoet Mzansi to support their initiative.

Kaalvoet Mzansi is dedicated to collect 400 pairs of shoes for underprivileged learners before their official handout date on the 31st of July 2018, we managed to contribute 11 pairs of school shoes. In addition to this project we invited  Conville Primary for an early handout of school shoes, on the 27th of July 2018, and the number of shoes was 15 pairs. The kids enjoy being at the mall and Ackermans helped with the shopping and making sure every student had a perfect size.  A total of 26 pairs of shoes has been donated from the Garden Route Mall.

 

In Addition to this initiative we have a donation station at Pick ‘n Pay court for the public to reach out. For anyone who wants to contribute towards this initiative is more than welcome to contact Anele Ngoyo : 0628944744, aengoyo@gmail.com or go to their Facebook page "Kaalvoet Mzansi Foundation", or go to our donation station as mentioned above.

 

The Schools who benefited from this initiative is Mzoxolo Primary, Heindandal Primary, & Conville Primary School. The other schools who will be benefiting from this initiative are Parkdene Primary, Rosemoor Primary, St Mary's.

Shark Tank Presents 2019 Winners

Garden Route Mall launch the campaign in January this year to find students with unique business ideas that can potentially benefit the Garden Route and become sustainable businesses. This year we partnered with Standard Bank and the George Chamber in order to reach maximum exposure within our reach.  The Marketing Manager together with Standard Bank visited 12 local schools and reach 6632 scholars. The young minds were given two months to submit proposals, after which a panel of judges from  centre management office went through all the proposals and chose the top three based on the entry criteria.

 

The top 10 were invited to the Shark Tank finale at Town Lodge on the 3rd of May to present their business proposal and after each presentation they were prompt with questions from the sharks panel that made them think on their toes and also empower their ideal plan.

 

Our Shark Tank panel consisted of the following members: Denise van den Berg from Seda, Tatenda Mapeto from George Chamber, Fuad Choonara from Standard Bank, Rion Oliver from Garden Route Mall, Ricky Wallis from Browns Jewellery  and Tumi Masango from GRM.

 

Jesse Le Roux from Rundle College was the third place winner and received R5 000 for The Wooden Scoop idea. A convenient and environmental friendly way of shopping. Luke Stead from Mc Kinlay Reid was second place presenting ISANGQA which is a Xhosa word for circle. He makes hula hoops in different sizes to accommodates all types of people and the selling package includes instructions and games in a pamphlet. Emihle Tshangana from York High School took the winner's prize of R10 000 with The Water Bungy concept. The concept will assist water usage over winter and aims to benefits households within the Garden Route.

Garden Route Mall wishes all the top 10 young entrepreneurs and all that submitted the very best of luck in their future endeavors.

George Fire Brigade

GRM cares for all the Firefighters and pray for their safety. On the 26 of October we delivered water, energy bars, eye drops and lip balm to the Fire Brigade in George. Thank you for your service.

Keep a Girl child in School

On the 7th December 2017, Garden Route Mall met with the organisers of Keep a Girl child in school to make a donation of R5000 in sanitary pads. We have partnered with the campaign for a year and will be running till 5 January 2017. The campaign has reached 8 schools as a total distribution. we wish the campaign great success.

 

From a Public Relations initiative We concluded the campaign by writing an editorial piece in the George Herald, which was published on the 15 December 2017.

Garden Route Mall takes 22 Moréson Children to Rugby match

On the 20th January 2018 Garden Route Mall sponsored 22 children to a Rugby match. The kids enjoyed the match and we received a lovely Thank You letter from the organisation.

Gift Wrapping Recipients

On the 15th January 2018, Garden Route Mall distributed 5 cheques to 5 organisations. We managed to raise R25 000 at our two gift wrapping stations and using this money we identified five homes/NGO’s/centres to which we donated R5000 each.

RECIPIENTS:

JJ Watson Old Age Home  |  St Marys Children’s Home  |  Rosemore Old Age Home

Moréson Child and Youth Care Centre  |  Kidstop Centre For Children Living On The Street

OCC Schools Event

In support of the annual Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge, Garden Route Mall together with the George Municipality and Nelson Mandela University (NMU) hosted the pre-race schools event on Friday, 16 February 2018. Over 500 children from 14 local schools enjoyed a day of fun filled activities which aimed to educate the youth on the challenges that disabled people face on a daily basis and just how many have not only succeeded in overcoming these challenges, but have gone on to become competitive athletes.

 

Loads of prizes were given out and thanks goes to the sponsors; Pick ‘n Pay Garden Route Mall, Spur Garden Route Mall, Wordsworth, Typo and Cum books.