Maxi franchise whets underprivileged children’s appetite at Johannesburg Zoo
Maxi’s got hands on this past Saturday in a corporate social investment initiative at the Johannesburg Zoo, in which over 450 underprivileged children’s appetites were satisfied by scrumptious Maxi’s burgers. The fun-filled outing, organised by the Nashua Children’s Charity Foundation, allowed the children from thirteen various charities to enjoy themselves free from the stress and responsibility that comes with their circumstances.
“Corporate social investment is an integral part of Maxi’s ethos, and we are therefore pleased to have been able to join forces with the Nashua Children’s Charity Foundation. Our participation emphasises our commitment to work as a team to achieve a goal in making a difference in the lives of disadvantaged children,” says Bronwyn Oliveira, Senior Brand Manager of Maxi’s.
“Ultimately, creating an interactive day filled with fun, happiness, affection and of course good food – is much more rewarding than simply making a monetary donation,” says Oliveira.
Members of the Maxi’s team were present on the day to lend a helping hand in setting up and preparing the burgers for the excited children and their care-givers, volunteers and South African celebrities including current Miss South Africa Bokang Montjane, actresses Hlubi Mboya and Lesego Motsepe and former Miss South Africa Kerishnie Naiker.
“We are proud that Maxi’s was able to show support for an organisation that dedicates so much time and effort to others. We want the communities which surround our 75 stores nationwide to be aware of the support we give-back,” says Oliveira.
The charities that were present on the day included Abangani Enkosini (Alexandra), Nomonde’s HIV/Aids Children’s Home (Lombardy East), Phuthanang Safe Home (Boksburg), Simamisa Orphan Care (Benoni), Badanisile (Daveyton), Matjele Community Project (Soweto), Deflire Home (Diepsloot), Bambi Care (Diepsloot), Villa of Hope (Nancefield), Thusanang (Orange Farm), Mini Care Centre (Rosettenville), Lambano Sanctuary (Germiston) and the Thuthuzela Community Care Centre (Marlboro).