GEORGE NEWS - Many children's hearts were made happy when the Garden Route Mall, in collaboration with Attacq Foundation, handed out school uniforms to 50 children from two schools in Thembalethu.
Tumi Masango, the mall's marketing manager, said they have partnered with Ithemba Lobomi, a non-governmental organisation based in Thembalethu that offers various programmes and services in the community including counselling, early childhood development and home-based care services.
"We had a meeting with the organisation to see where the need is in the community and they specified school uniforms and food for kids. We approached two schools to offer to assist 25 learners in each school and spent R11 230 to buy 50 uniforms at Ackermans."
Yokico, one of the mall tenants, partnered in the initiative and sponsored shopping bags, books and pens.
"The kids were super happy and the school principals extended their greatest appreciation when we handed out the goods on 21 April. We are so blessed to have been able to reach out to our local community," said Masango.
New mall tenants
On 1 June, Wonderland will be taking occupation of the space in the mall that the post office vacated in April. They will open their doors at the end of June.
According to mall manager Rion Olivier, Computer Mania opened last week in the Foschini's Escapes space and Monsoon Saloon in the Stylz space.
Two more new tenants will be welcomed at the mall in June and July. They will fill the spaces of Musica that has closed its doors, and Tread & Miller that will be closing at the end of May.
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