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Manica staff goes overboard with groceries for two Walvis Bay charity homes

Manica staff goes overboard with groceries for two Walvis Bay charity homes

Maritime Carrier Shipping (MACS), a business unit in the Manica stable was overwhelmed by the response from its own employees and its associates when a brief request for charity support produced a flood of food, groceries and clothing of a large variety.

Calling their Christmas charity drive, the “For the Children” campaign, the shipping company approached two of its suppliers, Guan’s Packaging and Mpact with a special request to fold a small number of carton boxes so that these could be placed at strategic locations within the Manica group’s buildings, and at Namsov Fishing, as collection points for the donations.

The result was a completely unexpected but very welcome barrage of donated food and groceries ranging from canned food, to fresh produce to dry food and a host of other consumables. A large contribution of children’s clothes was also collected.

Rozelle Stumpfe of MACS said they were overwhelmed with the generous support shown by staff members. The simple request for charity support lead to contributions totalling more than N$25,000 in retail value.

The Pandula Trust also donated N$10,000 worth of dry food as well as fruit and vegetables. In all, MACS had to use two bakkies to transport all the items to the two beneficiary institutions, Kids Haven and Helping Hands, both respectable Walvis Bay charities caring from vulnerable children and the elderly.

“We are overjoyed and grateful for the support from our colleagues. I’d like to say thank you to Pandula Trust, the Manica group staff and Namsov for donating the food and clothing. Even Fruit & Veg gave us a further 10% discount on the fresh produce. There is no other feeling more rewarding than that of helping someone in need. Your donations have truly touched many hearts!” said Rozelle .



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Mandisa Rasmeni

Mandisa Rasmeni has worked as reporter at the Economist for the past five years, first on the entertainment beat but now focussing more on community, social and health reporting. She is a born writer and she believes education is the greatest equalizer. She received her degree in Journalism at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) in June 2021. . She is the epitome of perseverance, having started as the newspaper's receptionist in 2013.