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Spreading the Christmas Cheer

Posted By Angela Watkins / December 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

AVBOB is a great believer in spreading the festive season cheer to those around you and to those in need. 

Are you looking for ideas as to how to reach out to those less fortunate than you, while making a difference in people’s lives, then take a look here….



The festive season is all about family, friends and spending time together. At AVBOB we will be celebrating together at the AVBOB Centenary Family braai where all our employees will be getting together to reflect on the year we have had.

What can you do to ensure that you close off the year in style and to ensure that you spread some festive season cheer to those around you and those in need?

There are plenty of things one can do to reach out to the less fortunate and to make a difference in people lives. Here are some ideas to get you started.

  • Volunteer at a children’s home/shelter
  • Visit an old age home to bring some Christmas cheer
  • Go to hospitals and spread the love more especially at the children’s wards
  • As a family, you could also make pre-packaged hampers for shelters in the community
  • As a family, you could donate some clothes, shoes and a Christmas meal to families in need
  • Make baked cookies for your neighbours
  • Reach out to a police station or hospital or fire brigade to have muffins and coffee sent to them during this time

These are some of the efforts one could make to ensure that they spread the festive love and spirit to the less fortunate and to the community at large.

AVBOB believes in the spirit of giving during the Festive season which is why the AVBOB Foundation has an annual Lebone Project.

Lebone which is a seSotho word meaning “Light” is AVBOB’s way of shining light on the less fortunate and those in need.

In our Centenary year, as our way of spreading the Festive season spirit and some light to children with disabilities, the AVBOB Foundation will be travelling to the United Cerebral Palsy Association of South Africa (UCPSA). Cerebral Palsy is a condition marked by impaired muscle coordination (spastic paralysis) and/or other disabilities, typically caused by damage to the brain before or at birth. People with cerebral palsy may have problems swallowing and commonly have eye muscle imbalance, in which the eyes don’t focus on the same object. People with cerebral palsy also may suffer reduced range of motion at various joints of their bodies due to muscle stiffness.

How will the AVBOB Foundation spread some Festive cheer at UCPSA? The Foundation will be donating some much-needed toiletries to the orphans at UCPSAas well as musical entertainment by globally acclaimed AVBOB Mzansi Youth Choir and lastly we will be assisting the caregivers in their daily duties of the day such as feeding and spending time with the children.

Giving to the less fortunate should not be something that happens once a year, it should be something that is ingrained in us. AVBOB has given back to communities for the past 100 years and will continue to uplift communities and in that way assist to create a better future for all South Africans.


For more information on AVBOB,
the AVBOB Foundation and its initiatives,
visit www.avbob.co.za


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