LG Electronics Gives Back To The Community
Johannesburg, July 16, 2012 – Building on the seeds of goodwill of Nelson Mandela Day this coming Thursday, the staff and leadership of LG Electronics South Africa will further extend the hand of generosity when it visits Moreglans Old Age Home this Friday, 19 July.
The outreach will see LG donate products, host a blanket and soup drive and spend time with the elderly.
Established in 1910, the 103 years old care centre, situated in Krugersdorp, is home to 100 elderly people from the surrounding townships. The themed ‘Christmas in July’ visit will ensure each one of them is left feeling warm and loved this winter. The visit will include a contribution of blankets for each resident of the home and LG products, including 2x large flat screens, 2x microwave ovens, 4x washing machines, a tumble dryer and a dishwasher.
Our contribution is a message to the elderly and the community as whole that they are not alone and that there are people standing with them, who care deeply about their welfare,” says Thomas van der Linde, General Manager Marketing for LG Electronics South Africa.
There are tens of thousands of elderly people in South Africa who cannot exist on the allowances provided by the State and their plight is made far worse during the winter months. “The home is a safe haven for the most vulnerable and it gives us great pleasure to be in a position to help where we can,” says Moreglans Old Age Home Manager, GC Van Rooyen.
“We are grateful to LG for the contribution which is sure to help us improve the quality of life for our elderly and meet their growing demands,” concludes, Van Rooyen.