Emnotweni is committed to making an ongoing difference in the lives of those less fortunate, and to contributing towards improving lives in the community in which we operate.
While we continue to maintain relationships with various charities and organizations we have been involved with over the years, our main focus is on the following organizations:
SOS Children's Villages Nelspruit
SOS Children's Villages Association of South Africa is part of a worldwide organisation dedicated to providing children in need with warm, loving and secure environment in which to grow until they are ready and able to care for themselves. The Nelspruit SOS Children's Villages came into existence in December 2003 and is the newest village in the country. There are 10 family houses with a capacity of 10 children per house, 8 houses are fully operational with a total number of 65 children. The children are abused, abandoned, orphaned, vulnerable and neglected and have now found a new home in SOS. The ages of children are between 14 months and 16 years.
EMNOTWENI CASINO STAFF ROLL-UP THEIR SLEEVES TO HELP CHILDREN WITH CANCER FEEL SPECIAL
Staff of Emnotweni Casino once again rolled up their sleeves and pulled out all the stops to ensure the success of the annual Camp Quality in Nelspruit.
Camp Quality is a week-long fun camp arranged by the Rotary Club for children suffering from cancer. Employees of Emnotweni Casino have been part of Camp Quality for four years.
This year, Emnotweni Casino sponsored the buses which transported the children from Johannesburg; snacks and refreshments for the children, and transport in and around Nelspruit during the week.
Employees of the casino also donated money from their own pockets to buy each of the 38 participating children a brand new cell phone. Close to R3,000 towards the cell phones was raised by staff, and Emnotweni Casino provided the balance. Emnotweni Casino also sponsored the special meal and coldrinks for the children at the concert on the last evening of the camp.
But, for Emnotweni Casino and its employees, being part of Camp Quality is not only about pitching in financially. A number of employees went the extra mile, volunteering their time – and their love.
According to Ig Olivier, general manager at Emnotweni Casino, a group of employees, joined by some of their own family members, spent the week with the children, assisting at meal times, supporting them with obstacles and helping to make the children feel happy and comfortable. The team worked in shifts as some staff members still reported for their duties at the casino after helping out at Camp Quality.
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