KIA Motors South Africa this week reaffirmed its commitment to helping vulnerable South Africans by donating a KIA Picanto 1.0 START to the Beeld Children’s Fund. It is the third consecutive year that KIA Motors donates a vehicle, which the Fund will once again use as the grand prize in their annual fundraising raffle. The raffle is also supported by Afrikaans radio station, Radiosondergrense (RSG 100-104fm).
The Beeld Children’s Fund was founded in 1977, and strives to assist children in need by focusing on programmes that aid the development of body, soul and spirit. It is a registered Non-Profit Organisation and Public Benefit Organisation. Last year, the Fund’s annual fundraising raffle raised a total of R729,245 with the annual raffle, which allowed them to support five development programmes.
KIA Motors South Africa, a subsidiary of Motus Corporation, this week donated three KIA K2700 light commercial vehicles and three KIA Picanto STARTs to SANZAF to assist the organisation in delivering food and other welfare support services to vulnerable communities during the Covid-19 Lockdown. All three K2700 ‘bakkies’ will be equipped with lockable canopies sponsored by Beekman Canopies, another Motus subsidiary.
The South African National Zakah Fund – or SANZAF, as it’s also known – is a socio-welfare and educational organisation that strives to facilitate the empowerment of needy families through the efficient collection and distribution of alms (Zakah) and donations in a proactive, cost effective way through projects. A Section 18A Public Benefit Organisation, SANZAF directly invested R27 million in education in the previous financial year. In addition, the organisation counselled and assisted 28,000 people through their welfare support services.
Under normal circumstances, more than 40,000 people benefit from their monthly food programmes – which increases to more than 130,000 people during Ramadan. The organisation’s distribution and project teams are always prepared to assist with emergency situations around the country – such as the national Covid-19 Lockdown – through food parcels and vouchers, clothing and other services that may be required.
KIA Motors South Africa, a subsidiary of Motus Corporation, this week donated a KIA K2700 light commercial vehicle to RADA to assist the organisation in delivering food and other essentials to their various RADA CARE Homes during the Covid-19 Lockdown.
RADA operates a number of programmes and initiatives, including the “Adopt-a-Home” project that provides assistance to existing homes of safety for abused and abandoned children, people with disabilities, the elderly and the homeless through the provision of food, clothing, bedding, books and other basic necessities. The programme currently supports up to ten different homes around Gauteng.
In August 2020 KMSA also helped sponsor the RADA MiPad project, which involves the distribution of reusable sanitary pads to high school girls in some of SA’s most vulnerable communities.