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Social Involvement Programme 2011

  1. 1. BestSocialInvolvementProgramme
  2. 2. Contents• Best Social Involvement Programme • Introduction to the ‘our kids of the cape’ fund• The ‘our kids of the cape’ long-term beneficiaries from September 2010 – July 2011 Baphumelele Children’s Home Woodside Special Care Centre JL Zwane The Stellenbosch Hospice Aquarius School Feeding Scheme Genesis Trust St Michaels Home for Girls Eersterivier Empowerment centre• The ‘our kids of the cape’ ad-hoc projects: • What impact did we have in 2010/2011 • Donations & sponsorships • Training opportunities for young entrants • Gallery
  3. 3. IntroductionBest Social Involvement ProgrammeThe Vineyard Hotel & Spa, supports amongst other charities and projects the ‘our kids of the cape’ fund (KOTC). KOTC, was established by the Petousis group in 2007, with the aim of assisting local children’s community programmes. Guests staying at the Hotel are asked to contribute a small donation, per room per night, which is billed to their accounts.The Hotel matches the contribution Rand for Rand. Our Guests are under no obligation to pay the amount and they may requestto have it adjusted from their hotel account at reception.A committee of staff from the supported Hotels run the committee and distribute funds. They meet monthly to evaluate progressof projects and authorize funding to new ones. The ‘our kids of the cape’ fund Committee also arrange various social involvement projects for staff, and draw on the resources of thehotels to assist with sponsorships and donations in kind.Between September 2010 and July 2011, R156 486.44 was collected by the KOTC.In 2010/11, R470 978.51 was donated or spent on CSI initiatives.
  4. 4. The ‘our kids of the cape’ fund long-termbeneficiaries from September 2010 – July 2011 Donations to long term beneficiaries Value of donation Baphumelele Children’s Home R88 000.00 Woodside Special Care Centre R35 750.00 JL Zwane R60 500.00 The Stellenbosch Hospice R19 250.00 Aquarius School Feeding Scheme R8 250.00 St Michaels Home for Girls R40 000.00 Genesis Trust R30 000.00 Eersterivier Empowerment centre R10 000.00 Total donations to long term beneficiaries R291 750.00
  5. 5. Baphumelele Children’s Home - Children’s Home in Khayelitsha is a very special home to about 180 children from newborn to 18. It is place of safety forabandoned, abused, neglected or orphaned children - most infected or affected by HIV/Aids. To limit the effects of institutional living,children are accommodated in houses each with 12 children. KOTC pays for one houses expenses monthly.Woodside Special Care Centre - Special Care Centre is a private residential home to about 90 intellectually and physically disabled children and young adults.Committee member Elanie Potgieter took part in the Old Mutual JoBurg2C race and with help from sponsors and the hotels Elaniemanaged to raise enough money for a new motorised wheelchair for Sherna, a resident of Woodside.For the first time in her life Sherna is able to be mobile. JL Zwane - than 130 children (Grades 1- 8) from different schools attend the after-school programme.Learners are provided study and homework support. Learners also receive a meal daily.The Stellenbosch Hospice - Stellenbosch Hospice provides holistic palliative and chronic health care to all the communities of Stellenbosch and the surrounding areas since 1992. They offer a 24/7 palliative ward service, home based care for over 400 patients per day, who suffer mainly from Cancer, HIV/AIDS and TB and provide the psycho- social support and counselling to patients and their families to cope with the burden of disease. Aquarius School Feeding Scheme - Aquarius School feeding scheme provides soup and bread to over 8500 of Cape Towns poorest Children at School. Retired pensioner, Clive Kolbe collects thousands of loaves of bread weekly and delivers this to the needy schools.
  6. 6. In addition to their monthly donation KOTC supported Clive Kolbe’s raincoat initiative & sponsored 60 raincoats for primary school children living in Grassy Park in August 2010. Cost of 60 raincoats was R4199.00.Genesis Trust - Trust sees potential in the disadvantaged children of South Africa. These children, like any other child, have dreams, ambition andtalent. The real needs of these children are education, mentoring, guidance and support. Without funds none of these are possible - funding to help set up a firm foundation to further their education, issue them with home basics and to help them find work and a place to live.St Michaels Home for Girls - Michaels Home for Girls is an innovative; therapeutic and developmental residential environment for up to 25 vulnerable young women between the ages of 13 and 18 who have been seriously traumatized and removed from their families for their own protectionand safety by an order of the Children’s Court. KOTC members and staff from hotels on one of their visits to St Michaels Home. The regular project visits increase awareness amongst staff and are encouraged to donate toiletries & unwanted clothes to the girls.Eersterivier Empowerment Centre - Pieters of the Eersterivier Empowerment Centre takes care of children who have been placed in her care, who are all victims of neglect, violence, drug and alcohol abuse of the parents. These children range from 1 - 11 years old.Over and above this, she also provides temporary shelter to women and children who are the victims of domestic violence.
  7. 7. The ‘our kids of the cape’ fund ad-hoc projects:Reach for a Dream – September 2010 – R3 000In October 2010 we reached out to Amber; a 9 year old girl suffering from brain cancer, her interests include dressing her dollies & watching 7de Laan. Amber’s wish was to have a kiddies laptop and a trip to Robben Island. Unfortunately Amber’s blood count was very low and we could not make her trip to Robben Island come true we were able to present her with her very own kiddies laptop, a big bunch of fresh sunflowers and a groceries voucher for her family. Update: Amber is still receiving chemotherapy.Boys and Girls Town – September 2010 – R5 000We assisted with funding for their “Cool Running’s Fun Day” Initiative is to provide the boys in their care who come from disadvantaged communities an opportunity to be part of an activity that will broaden their outlook on life so that they can see that there is more out there than drugs and gangs. It was a one day event, where 30 boys went bobsledding on the 1.25 km track.Sisanda FunDaytion – 2nd October 2010 – R5 000KOTC sponsored a Fun Day for children through the ‘Sisanda FunDaytion’, the children went to Monkey Town, went bowling, had lunch and received toys and equipment. Sisanda aims to provide recreationally deprived beneficiaries with the opportunity to play and learn in a safe environment and expose these disadvantage children to suitable role models.Percy Bartley House – December 2010 – R7 500Located in Woodstock, is a home to 25 youths aged between 14 – 18 years, many of whom are street children. KOTC donated R7 500towards their education programme. With this KOTC contribution it will enable PBH to send more children to school.
  8. 8. Shiloh Klipheuwel – December 2010 – R7 500A centre in an underprivileged area addressing learning and social problems. KOTC donated R7 500 towards the upgrading of classrooms.CAFDA Auction – April 2011 – R2 500Instead of money KOTC members and staff from Townhouse Hotel and Vineyard Hotel volunteered their time at an auction to support CAFDA within their various fields of expertise, i.e. Human Resources and Landscaping.Muizenberg Beach Club – March 2011 – R5 000The project provides daily activities for the disadvantaged youth from the greater Lavender Hill area which help the children to develop a strong sense of self, teaching them to live a positive, natural, and healthy lifestyle and to appreciate themselves and the world around them. The KOTC’s R5 000 donation went towards food for the children for five months.These Numbers have Faces – March 2011 – R8 976The primary objective of TNHFSA is to empower township youth to change their communities from the inside out. TNHFSA seeks toaccomplish this objective by investing in the higher education of township youth and operating within a dynamic Community Impact Model (CIM). CIM engages a partnership between TNHFSA and the scholars, TNHFSA scholars are required to invest in their own communitiesin the following ways: Community Service; Mentoring & Tutoring; Financial Literacy and Reinvestment.KOTC donation assisted with the operational costs of the Programme Centre.Phillipi Childrens Centre – March 2011 – R5 000Objective is to prepare children for their formal education, so that when they enter primary school with a firm foundation in basic Mathsand literacy as well as a love of learning. KOTC donation went towards equipping a classroom with learning aids for Maths.
  9. 9. School at the Centre of Community - Partnering for Possibility – March 2011 – R5 000Our Group Development Manager is presently involved in a project aimed at supporting the National Planning Commission’s view that Education is one of the two “most pressing challenges facing the country” . In a nutshell, the programme entails the following:• A business leader becomes a learning and development partner to a school principal• Together they are tasked with one of the toughest challenges facing our country: to engage parents and other members of the community around the school to partner with the principal and teachers to educate our children.• The business leader (Partner for Possibility) and principal (Principal for Possibility) are supported through formal training, coaching and communities of practiceThe benefits are enormous for the business leader, principal, teachers, parents, learners and for all of us in South Africa.The Vineyard Hotel & Spa have partnered with Fairmount High School’s principal – Mr. Terence Klassen.The investment is valued at over R42 000.
  10. 10. What impact did we have in 2010/2011CSR DayEmployees of the Vineyard Hotel are given a paid CSR day to allow them to get involved with a social responsibilityor an environmental project each year. Beware students at workIn November 2010; with the assistance of Our Kids of the Cape our students continued the work they had started atRainbow of Hope Children’s Home in 2009, half of our group of trainees took the children out to Tygerberg Zoo for the morning,the other half spent their time brightening up the garden, painting murals and paintings for the walls, putting new soft furnishings into their rooms and baking cupcakes for the children. One of the children drew a thank you note for our “boss” thanking him for allowing our trainee’s to take part.June 2011 this year our students chose James House in Hout Bay as their social development project. On Wednesday, 22nd June the students got to work giving the jungle gym a fresh coat of paint, sprucing up one of the meeting rooms, planting trees, assemblingvolleyball and soccer nets and making hot dogs for almost 50 children. After lunch, the students divided into two groups. One group played soccer with the older children while the other group entertained the younger children painting faces and colouring in.
  11. 11. Collection Drive for EEC - April 2011The Hotel held a collection drive for Eersterivier Empowerment Centre, staff supported this initiative by bringing in cereals, tinned goods and non-perishables. We collected a boot and backseat load of goods for Foster Home.Lean MealOur Banqueting Department at the Vineyard Hotel & Spa raise funds for the KOTC by offering conference guests a ‘lean meal’. Conference delegates pay the full price for the meal and then receive a lower cost meal. Bandana DayIn support of the Sunflower Foundation who aim to increase the database of Bone Marrow Donors, Vineyard Hotel & Spa hosts andsubsidises their annual Fundraising lunch. We support Bandana Day; the hotel is adorned with sun flowers and staff provided with neck ties. Topsy FoundationWe support the Topsy Foundation who assist people infected and affected with HIV and AIDS. The Hotel purchased beaded angels for all female staff members for Womens Day. We continued our support with the purchase of beaded Aids Ribbons for all staff and guestsstaying at the hotel. The guests received these ribbons, with an information card on their pillow the night before World Aids Day.Casual DaySupport casual day in aid of Cape Mental Health, staff purchase their casual day stickers.Madiba’s BirthdayOn 18 July 2011 at 08h05, our staff gathered in the foyer of the Vineyard to wish Madiba a very happy birthday through song and dance.
  12. 12. Claremont Improvement District - CIDC -16 March 2011The Hotel hosted their annual meeting, at a discounted rate on the cocktail menu and no venue hire charge.CSR day for French Journalists - December 2010We had a request to take a group of French Journalists on a CSR day, with the morning spent “Alien Clearing” we moved onto an afternoon at Baphumelele Childrens Home, where the group spent time with the children. As a “thank you” the group was encouraged to bringstationary and books to donate to the home.Blisters for Bread Charity Fun Walk – 28 August 2011Arranged for a group of 13 staff members and 11 family/friends who will be taking part in the walk to raise money for the Peninsula School Feeding Association. The R30 entrance fee feeds 16 children, which the entrants had to pay for themselves.Jump OnAn employee campaign to highlight and support various social and environmental initiatives that will benefit the community.Projects that are currently running: • Bread tag collection to purchase a wheelchair • Collection of toilet rolls to support a community project making Christmas crackers to raise funds • Book collection for a school library • Stationary collection for an underprivileged school in Grassy Park • Clothing, bedding and linen collection for the Paarl Children’s HomeDonations of Mens Clothing Carpenters WorkshopUniform, Linen and Slippers DonationIn Feb 2011, the Hotel donated unwanted uniforms and linen to Baphumelele Childrens Home and slippers to various charities.
  13. 13. Donations & sponsorshipsEach year numerous conferences, accommodation and meal donations are made for fund raising purposes,this year the following list of beneficiaries received: • Vouchers • Leisure Education Trust • Aquarius School feeding project • Maitland Cottage Home • Big Fish Little Fish Montesorri Golf Day • Operation Smile SA • Building Blocks Childrens Home • Outward Bound fundraising dinner • CIC Bonanza Fundraiser • Pink Ellie • Community Intervention Centre • Place of Hope • Durbanville Childrens Home Golf Day • Positive Heroes • Fountain House SA • SPCA • Friends of Vista Nova Auction • Springfield Convent • Gene Louw Fundraising Golf Day • St Luke’s - weekend • Granger Bay Fundraiser • The Sunflower Fund • Home of Hope • Travelbags - RD • I&J Golf Day • Vista Nova • Jonkershuis
  14. 14. Training opportunities for young entrantsThe past year has seen the Hotels’ contingent of internal students grow to 23. The Hotel Group offers young school-leavers the opportunity to participate in Apprenticeships in Hotel Management and Cheffing at local hotel and chef schools. The Hotel Group provides financialassistance and bursaries to these school leavers. The cost of one student per year is approximately R35 000.Apprenticeship Programme Amount of graduates in 2009/10Cheffing 13Management 9Food & Beverage 1Internship or Experiential LearnersThe Vineyard Hotel assisted 19 learners with placements for their experiential training, which forms part of the student’s final assessment.Experiential Training Numbers of learnersCapsicum 1Central University of Technology 3Goodhope Studies 1Gradzone 2Granger Bay 3International Hotel School 3Maastricht 4TbISA 1Walter Sisulu University 1Job ShadowsA total of 46 grade 11 learners participated in the hotel job shadow programme, the programme consist of 3 days in various areas of the hotel.
  15. 15. Contact DetailsVineyard Hotel & SpaP.O. Box 151 Newlands, 7725 Colinton Road, Newlands, 7700, Cape Town, South Africae +27 (0)21 657 4500f +27 (0)21 657 4501