As South Africa and the world stopped to remember Nelson Mandela on what would have been his 100th birthday on the 18th July, several franchise companies did their bit for charity to honour Mandela Day.
The Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA)
Played a leading role in the roll-out of the Rounda ‘Add a Rand’ which, through its member companies, encourages consumers to voluntarily donate R1 and contribute to making a significant difference to poverty alleviation.
Funded the Shout initiative’s fourth Shout ‘dream station’ library on Mandela Day. Shout foundation founders, Kabelo and Dany K were in Motherwell in the Eastern Cape to award 1 500 scholars from Fumisukoma Primary School with a fully-fledged library.
Burger King South Africa
Has also thrown their hat in the community upliftment pool by unveiling the new and improved facilities at the Inamandla Day Care Centre in Khayelitsha as part of Mandela Day. As a global brand, Burger King SA partners with the Burger King McLamore Foundation to build six fully sustainable schools, stocked over 7 000 books and dedicated 1 500 hours of teacher training in South Africa.
Add Hope national feeding initiative sees KFC customers and staff unite in the fight against hunger and now feeds hundreds of thousands of children every day.
Full Tummy Fund invests in educational and nutritional programmes as they recognise that early childhood development is the most effective way of eradicating poverty. It also helps set up micro franchises run by single mothers
H2O International SA
supports The Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF) – an organisation dedicated to bringing clean, safe drinking water to disadvantaged areas.