11 November 2014
It's an unfortunate symptom of the business but every year Seven Seas Worldwide have to deal with boxes of excess baggage and personal belongings that are passed to us by customers to write off their debts. Naturally, when faced with this situation, the first thought is how to turn a negative into a positive.
Seven Seas Worldwide has a strong presence in South Africa. It was one of the first bases we set up nearly twenty years ago when we put our plan to create an international transport network into operation. The changing social and cultural landscape of South Africa is something we want to be part of and our team in South Africa believes that although there are many obstacles to overcome, South Africa has a burgeoning and prosperous future.
This year, we decided to go one step further and make a tangible change to communities in South Africa by donating our written off items to the Kids Haven and Maranatha Baptist Church.
The Kids Haven is a registered Non Profit Organization and Public Benefit Organization that opened in 1992 to protect and help homeless children and children in crisis in the Ekurhuleni region of South Africa, reintergrating them back into society, providing support for families and strengthening the communities with various initiatives.
The Maranatha Baptist Church in Belhar works to promote the idea of the church forging bonds with its community to help those less fortunate and to create a better future for all.
The Seven Seas Worldwide team in South Africa is proud to have donated boxes of goods to these two excellent organisations and hopes this will be only the start of such donations.
For more information about Kids Haven and Marantha Baptist Church, please check out the websites.