Wernhil Shopping Centre, a property of Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group subsidiary, Broll Namibia, is pleased to announce the successful completion of its Fashion & Lifestyle Extravaganza 2023 Corporate Social Responsibility initiative. This heartfelt campaign, in line with the group’s deeply entrenched values of being authentic, caring, and passionate about the community from which we come and in which we operate, is aimed to make a positive impact on the lives of the less fortunate. By collecting and donating clothing, toys, and other essential items, with community involvement, this project is a key focus for Wernhil.
The mall, the oldest in Namibia, hosted the donation drive at the Pick n Pay atrium and in front of Dis-Chem every Friday and Saturday from 11:00 to 14:00 from 2 September 2023 to 30 September 2023. Members of the public were invited to donate clothing items, toys, food products, and toiletries to support care homes, schools, and other charitable causes. The public generously contributed previously loved items, resulting in an overwhelming show of support.
Wernhil’s valued tenants, including The Foschini Group, JB Sport, and Mr Price, showed their support by donating a total of 105 boxes, 4 boxes, and 2 boxes respectively. Additionally, the public contributed 10 boxes of clothes, toys, and food. The campaign received tremendous backing from the community.
The total value of the received goods is estimated to be N$250,000.00. Pasta Polana Namibia made a generous contribution of 30kg of pasta and one box of instant noodles.
On 26 October 2023, a dedicated team of 10 individuals meticulously sorted and repacked the donations, tailoring each box to the specific needs of the four chosen institutions: Môreson Special School, Hope Village Orphanage Namibia, Senior Park Windhoek, and the Cancer Association of Namibia. Representatives from each institution were consulted beforehand to determine their primary needs.
The boxes and bags contained clothes of all sizes, underwear, winter jackets, sneakers, accessories, rucksacks, toys, and some dry food. Each charity institution was set to receive approximately 20 thoughtfully packed boxes.
On Wednesday, 8 November 2023, the campaign concluded with a formal handover of donations to the selected charity institutions. These donations will be distributed within the communities served by each institution, with some items earmarked for sale to fund other essential expenses.
Wernhil Shopping Centre expresses its deepest gratitude to everyone who contributed to the success of this initiative, showcasing the incredible impact a community can make when united for a common cause.