Jumbo making a difference

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Jumbo making a difference

Jumbo places huge significance on charity and corporate social investment.

Jumbo has once again proved to be a true pillar of society, not only as an excellent retail company, but also by standing by its belief in giving back to the communities of the Eastern Cape. Jumbo donates varied consignments of assorted clothing and shoes, which, although they have not met with their high quality standards, are still in good condition. Jumbo recently made a generous contribution of such clothes and shoes, to the value of about R100 000, to the Round Table. “Jumbo places huge significance on charity and corporate social investment.

Since the late 1970′s, Jumbo has contributed to the welfare and upliftment of communities in the greater Eastern Cape region through donations and bursaries. Giving back to the community is a sign of Jumbo‘s appreciation of the loyalty and support of its customers. This is also of great importance to the Jumbo Team as they take great pride in the knowledge that the donations make a difference in the lives of so many, said CEO, Alan Scheckter.

Representatives of various Tables of Round Table Eastern Cape gathered recently at Jumbo‘s Head Office for the handover ceremony. All the Tables within the Eastern Cape distributed parcels of the donated clothing and shoes to the underprivileged to ensure that communities throughout the Province benefited from this. Chairperson of the East London Table, Mr Jo Berlyn, was most grateful to Jumbo for the donation. “This is a great example of how partnerships between the business community and charity organisations can make a huge difference in the lives of less fortunate people in our midst. Initiatives such as this contribute to the continuation of the work we do in making a positive difference and impact within communities in improving peoples’ lives.

What needs to be remembered is that every contribution to a Table project, regardless of its significance, makes a difference in the life of someone who is less fortunate than us. Many thanks to Jumbo for this wonderful contribution”, said Mr Berlyn.

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