Kindness

the friendly, generous act of service/help

1105, 2020

CONECKT and the SLOVO centre of Excellence

May 11th, 2020|Categories: Charitable, Connecting, Employability, Kindness, Networking, Opportunities, Technology, Uncategorized|0 Comments

CONECKT met mom and daughter powerhouse at the end of 2019. Debbie and Lorainne Cockrell head up this amazing orgnaizatio. The Slovo Centre of Excellence (SCE) is a grassroots non-profit organization established in 2005. It was birthed by the Founder, Lorraine Cockrell, in response to an appeal of the State of the Nation Address by ex President Thabo Mbeki in 2004. He appealed to citizens of South Africa to come alongside Government to help them in reaching out to the poorest of the poor citizens of the country, as it was a mammoth task that Government could not do on [...]

1105, 2020

CONECKT and KANYE KANYE/ FOOPSVILLE

May 11th, 2020|Categories: Charitable, Connecting, Employability, Kindness, Networking, Opportunities, Technology|0 Comments

CONECKT met Bianca van Wyngaard in the early stages of the company's journey. Bianca was working in Malanshof producing amazing quality products from waste. They have since moved near Lifestyle Centre. Foopville/ KANYE KANYE take billboards that were to be thrown away and turn them into pencil cases, bags and purses, newspaper turned into jewellery. CONECKT loved the creativity and  has since bought many products to raise awareness and support them. These products together with their story was sold at our many events and sales.  Subsequently Bianca and her team used old movie ads to redo CONECKTs furniture.

1105, 2020

CONECKT plants spekboom and saves the planet with The Angel Network

May 11th, 2020|Categories: Charitable, Connecting, Employability, Kindness, Networking, Opportunities, Technology|0 Comments

CONECKT is all about the win-win. Here we see the collaboration with The Angel Network and spekboom. This project meant that we could create employment- a school and two organizations were paid for laminating and cutting the cards and for potting the spekboom, sell them as a way to fundarise and plant a lot spekboom around the country. This wonder plant has been making waves as it fights climate change and improves the quality of air. It also prevents soil erosion, is edible and proudly South African. CONECKT has also done wedding favours as seen in the pictures below and [...]

605, 2020

CONECKT intertainment with NOSH FOOD

May 6th, 2020|Categories: Charitable, Connecting, Employability, Kindness, Networking, Opportunities, Technology|0 Comments

CONECKT met Hanneke van Linge at a networking tea in December 2019. Hanneke rescues almost expired products from shops and restaurants. NOSH FOOD https://noshfoodrescue.co.za hosted monthly fundraising events that included a three course meal created by chefs. This event was held at the JHB Culinary and pastry school. CONECKT partnered with NOSH and offered to do the decor and intertainmnet (inclusive entertainment). Our famous Pick a box game show went down a treat while the dots all enjoyed their meal. People with disabilities hosted the show and the products under all the boxes were made by our various NGOs. This [...]

505, 2020

The ANGEL Network and CONECKT do Diet and Donate

May 5th, 2020|Categories: Charitable, Connecting, Kindness, Networking, Opportunities, Uncategorized|0 Comments

At a meeting with Glynne and Sharon of Angel Network Naomi mentioned one of the unique C.O.N.E.C.K.T fund raising initiatives to lose weight for charity. This involves people pledging to see if the dietees reach their goal , Glynn and Sharon grabbed the opportunity to shed a few kgs and do good while feeling good. In order to motivate them C.O.N.E.C.K.T sent motivational message and videos from the beneficiaries, Lefika La Phodiso, Autism SA, Forest Town School and the Siyathanda Stmulation Centre. They completed their challenge and met their goal of twelve kilograms, and 12 centimetres in twelve weeks [...]

505, 2020

CONECKT and Unlimited Ideas: Protective shields

May 5th, 2020|Categories: Charitable, Connecting, Employability, Kindness, Networking, Opportunities, Technology, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Marcel from Unlimited Ideas has been a longstanding C.O.N.E.C.K.T dot and has donated arts and crafts materials to many organisations. He called Naomi asking if she knows anyone with elastic to make protective shields frontline healthcare workers. He mentioned a large grocery chain was unable to sell the elastic they needed due to restrictions on the sale of non-essential products. Viola, Naomi had already made a conecktion which made it possible to secure the necessary elastics. In the spirit of  C.O.N.E.C.K.T Marcel personally donated protective shields to Sandringham Gardens and the Sandringham Police Station.

505, 2020

CONECKT supporting and being supported by MENTAL CENTRAL

May 5th, 2020|Categories: Connecting, Kindness, Networking, Technology, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Another Facebook rendezvous led to a personal conecktion with a group of people struggling with mental health issues during the lockdown. A WhatsApp group was formed and every day members of the group coneckt with one another and provide support and companionship. One of the members on the group mentioned her daughter was having her sixth birthday and she could not buy her a present. So C.O.N.E.C.K.T to the recsue a surprise birthday gift comprising C.O.N.E.C.K.T products was delivered to a delighted six year old all the way in Polokwane. How did it get there? Well C.O.N.E.C.K.T  was already [...]

505, 2020

CONECKT-ing GAUTENG TOGETHER

May 5th, 2020|Categories: Charitable, Connecting, Employability, Kindness, Networking, Opportunities, Technology, Uncategorized|0 Comments

While perusing Facebook for opportunities Naomi came across actuary Nadia de Lange’s Facebook page Jozi Together. Nadia is an expat living in Switzerland and Naomi offered to help in any way possible. This started anther conecktion with other people interested in assisting during the Coronavirus crisis. The aim was to simulate the Cape Town CAN  initiative in Gauteng. Naomi called Jarred Rousseau from Cape Town Together to find out the best practice for launching such a project. The result was a new group called The Do-ers, a partnership between all the high-profile people and organisations Naomi had coneckted with [...]

505, 2020

CONECKT helping the National Development Agency (NDA)

May 5th, 2020|Categories: Charitable, Connecting, Employability, Kindness, Networking, Opportunities, Technology, Uncategorized|0 Comments

In a first for South Africa staff members from the Youth Employment Service (YES4YOUTH) placed at C.O.N.E.C.K.T were deployed to assist the NDA the Department of Social Development and SA Social Security Agency to distribute food parcels and other necessities to people living with disabilities and the aged in communities.

505, 2020

C.O.N.E.C.K.T comfort packs for survivors of sexual abuse

May 5th, 2020|Categories: Charitable, Connecting, Employability, Kindness, Networking, Opportunities, Uncategorized|0 Comments

One of the first projects we became involved in was the packing and distribution of comfort packs for survivors of sexual abuse. C.O.N.E.C.K.T bought hygiene products and packed 500 comfort packs for The Angel Network and we distributed these to Teddy Bear Clinic the Women, Men Against Child Abuse. This project created temporary employment for several people and will in future be done through protected employment workshops. As with all the projects  C.O.N.E.C.K.T has been involved in there were positive spin offs  such as connecting with Alta McMaster of the Epic Foundation. Through this meeting we discovered that Epic [...]

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