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Kempton entities join hands for GBV victims in honour of Youth Month

As a token of appreciation, the SAPS Kempton Park, McDonald’s Kempton Park and Kitsotlhale Trading Company gave back to the Tshegofatsa Rona shelter.

The Youth Month celebrations started with a bang when the Kitsotlhale Trading Company, McDonald’s Kempton Park and the Kempton Park SAPS recently joined hands to help the Tshegofatsa Rona Welfare and Community Organisation.

The organisation is a shelter in Kempton Park that provides a safe space for abused women and children.

In its mission to combat GBV, Tshegofatsa Rona works closely with the Norkem Park Police Station.

The Kempton Park SAPS social crime prevention co-ordinator, Sergeant Ntombifuthi Abrokwa, said the Tshegofatsa Rona shelter always welcomed GBV victims and the combined donation was aimed at giving back to the organisation.

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The station donated blankets to the organisation.

“There is a victim empowerment centre at the police station where we receive GBV victims.

“As a token of appreciation, we donated blankets to the shelter that always assists us with the victims we receive at our victim empowerment centre.

“The shelter’s owner is always open and welcoming to our victims,” said Abrokwa.

The Kitsotlhale Trading Company joined the initiative as part of its mission to help those less fortunate in Kempton Park.

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The group visited several shelters around Kempton Park and helped remove homeless people from the streets to give them a second chance at life.

Kitsotlhale Trading Company CEO Claudina Manyane said her company dedicated June to giving back to the community and, hopefully, changing someone’s life.

“It’s the simple things that bring hope to people. Seeing smiles on people’s faces is what keeps me going. I am grateful for what I have and want to help someone else who needs help.”

McDonald’s offered free haircuts to the shelter’s children.

The Tshegofatsa Rona Welfare and Community Organisation CEO and founder, Cynthia Dinalane, said she was grateful to McDonald’s and Kitsotlhale for their work for the shelter.

“I am so grateful for what they did for the shelter. The victims helped through the donations appreciate everything they received, the blankets, new haircuts and even lunch.

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“They were so happy, and I am happy, too. It is all about them, so we have to make them happy, loved and appreciated,” Dinalane said.

McDonald’s Kempton Park’s guest experience leader, Emmarculate Manjoro, said it was vital for them to partner with the community and bring about change where they could.

“Mzansi is unique. We use our influence and reach out to partner with our communities to drive impact by coming together with communities to foster positive change, one initiative at a time,” said Manjoro.

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