Women of Vision – restoring dignity and respect to the vulnerable.
“Restoring dignity, respect to children, young women, and the elderly, made vulnerable by abandonment and abuse within their community in Westbury, South Africa” – this is Women of Vision, an incredible initiative that has stood strong and active for 21 years.
The Relativ Group Family were honoured to have hosted two exceptional women – Saurell and Brownyn, of this incredibly worthy cause at our offices this morning.
Brett Tucker (founder of Relativ Media) was introduced to the initiative when he was invited to give a talk and MC at a ladies lunch. One of the women attending stood up and gave a speech about what she goes through on a daily basis when taking in and looking after vulnerable women, children and the elderly.
With immediate interest in the cause, Brett donated a much-needed vehicle to the Women of Vision, on behalf of Relativ Media and committed to raising additional funds to contribute toward the initiative which aims to “restore dignity and respect to children, women and the elderly who have been made vulnerable by abuse, neglect and lack of resources”.
The funds were raised earlier this year when The Relativ Group Family rallied together on a chilly winter’s morning at the Tucker Family Golf Day. With the help and support of all the staff, R25 000 was raised for Women of Vision and presented to Saurell and Bronwyn this morning.
The Women of Vision uses the funding to “provide interventions for the high levels of poverty, abuse, substance abuse and lack of recourse for the most vulnerable individuals in our community’.
There are currently a number of projects in place to look after these vulnerable individuals, namely:
- Orphaned and Vulnerable Children. (OVC’s)
- Dorcas Day Care Centre (DDCC)
- Social Work
- Social Entrepreneurship
A community in which a business finds itself in is special. A community in which a business finds itself in and is in a position to make a real, worthy difference to, is meaningful. If businesses are not adding value and creating meaning in the communities which they serve, they cannot expect to be successful as they rely solely on the communities in which they survive, to thrive.
Learning more about what the phenomenal group of women in Westbury are doing has been inspirational and we’re urging more people and businesses to get involved with more causes that aim to uplift the communities in which they live and operate.
How you can help Women of Vision:
- Sanitary Towels
- Deodorant (roll-on ladies and men’s)
- Face Cloths
- Internet access for R380 per month
- Fuel for pick-up of food parcels and donations
- A learner – R200 per month
- Peanut Butter
- Butter (Rama or Stork Spread)
- Ink for CLX-3185FW printer
- Printer Paper
- Flip Files (used or new)
- Scrap Paper
- Plastic Interleaves
- Pens, pencils, colour pencils
- Pritt, craft glue
- Split pins
- Guillotine (for cutting worksheets)
- A large army type tent for winter
- Second-hand clothing and shoes
- Toys – specifically educational
- Knitting Needles
- Bricks and clear roof sheeting for garden area
- Cleaning materials
- Surveillance cameras – (we have had our premises vandalised and need the security and proof for police)
Relativ Media is a drop off zone for any of these items which we will deliver to Women of Vision. To follow their story and learn more, visit their website: www.womenofvision.co.za