Winter warmer outreach helps those battling the winter freeze

posted Jul 10, 2017, 4:39 AM by Mes Hillbrow

As temperatures drop, sometimes to below freezing point in South Africa, winter represents cruel and cold nights for many who don’t have the means to stay warm.  

With the cold winter grip set to continue GIBB staff set out to make a valuable contribution through a sock collection drive. Employees and the public also rallied together by providing cash donations to purchase winter essentials for various beneficiaries in the communities which the firm operates in.

The annual winter drive has over the year’s been a great success with staff member involvement. This year, the initiative drew the attention of respected South African personality and philanthropist, Maps Maponyane, who was excited to participate by donating socks to the drive.

Beneficiaries across the regions were touched by the generosity, each person receiving a blanket and a pair of socks among other essentials. “We see GIBB’s involvement with our beneficiaries as a partnership rather than an investment and through this we hope to bring about a positive and tangible change in the livelihoods of these recipients,” said GIBB Marketing and CSI Practitioner, Yolande van Rooyen.

“We hope that the results of this drive will be felt for those in need - now and for the rest of the cold winter months to come,” she concluded.

About GIBB:
GIBB is one of South Africa’s leading black-owned multi-disciplinary engineering consulting firm with a solid footprint on the continent. With a legacy that spans over 60 years, the firm is a wholly owned South African entity with a 67% black ownership. The firm offers design, planning and management services across the entire consultancy engineering spectrum.

GIBB is a partner of choice for the private sector, state owned enterprises and governments who seek knowledgeable talent, with proven experience and the expertise to respond to the numerous infrastructure demands and needs of the continent.

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Winterhoop 2016 Launched!

posted Jun 7, 2016, 12:18 PM by Joe Potgieter   [ updated Jun 9, 2016, 4:21 AM by Mes Hillbrow ]

Winterhoop 2016 has started with a BANG at  MES Kempton Park!

Thank you to the STREETGLOW team for blessing our clients with 35 food parcels129 blankets and warm soup.


posted May 16, 2016, 1:47 AM by Mes Hillbrow   [ updated Jun 8, 2016, 3:35 AM by Joe Potgieter ]

On 18 May 2016, MES, one of the organising partners of Hope for Winter, is hosting a media tour around their facilities. This will serve as a window to how the homeless live and to walk a mile in their shoes for an evening. The evening will begin with a tour of MES facilities and will end with a soup outreach. The soup outreach is an opportunity to reach out to the homeless, hear stories and experiences, but more importantly, provide them with and warm cup of soup and bread.

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