Aspen Polska joined forces with local foundation ‘Rak ‘n’ Roll’ in support of the Warsaw-based St Christopher Oncology Hospice, which was established in 1989. St Christopher’s Hospice cares for some 1000 patients. The Aspen team assisted in building a library and stocking the shelves with a variety of books – including disease specific literature, which…

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Five volunteers from Aspen’s newly established office based in Verona, Italy, volunteered to support the Associazione Banco Alimentare on Mandela Day. This non-profit organisation collects surplus product from the food industry and then, after sorting and packing it, redistributes it to non-profit organisations dedicated to meeting the needs of the impoverished. The Aspen Italy team…

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Staff from Aspen’s flagship manufacturing facility in Port Elizabeth engaged with three organisations in support of Mandela Day. The ACVV Kamvelethu Drop-in Centre aims to assist street children by providing a daily meal as well as an educational programme to empower them to become positive, functioning members of society. They feed about 45 children every…

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Aspen Taiwan participated in Mandela Day for the first time in 2014 and chose to support the Taiwan Fund for Children and Families, a NPO that provides care for impoverished, abused and neglected children. The little ones were treated to a particularly special excursion to a farm in the suburb of Taipei City, which gave…

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The newly established Aspen Greece team dedicated Mandela Day to the Family Support Center of the Archdiocese of Athens, which is supported by the Greek Orthodox Church. The small team of 16 employees each made a personal financial contribution towards this humanitarian effort. The funds raised were used to provide essential products for babies such…

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Waisenhaus München Laim is an orphanage that cares for 9 children aged between 6 and 13 years. Aspen’s Munich-based office adopted the orphanage for their project. Mandela Day was a perfect opportunity for the strong, bonding team spirit to be enhanced among 16 members of this newly formed business unit, who worked hand in hand…

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The Lai Yiu Bradbury Care Home, managed under the auspices of Helping Hand, provides personalized residential care  for 76 elderly residents, many who do not have relatives in Hong Kong and who lack family support. The Aspen Asia team in Hong Kong selected this organisation as their worthy project for the year. Helping Hand’s objective…

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The Hope School, which cares for 169 pupils who are affected by HIV, was selected by Aspen’s team in East London. Employees embraced Mandela Day with extra energy  in 2014, when they participated in various  fundraising activities ahead of 18 July in order to maximise the support that they could give the children. In June…

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The Step-by-Step Pre-School in Khayelitsha, Cape Town cares for more than 160 children who are aged from 1 to 6 years. Some of the children are orphaned, while others are HIV positive or disabled. The Pre-School is situated in an area were severe poverty, neglect, poor nutrition, inadequate housing and sanitation is highly evident. The…

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Aspen Nutritionals selected the Tintswalo Home Based Care Initiative as their project for Mandela Day. Founder, Mrs Ngomane and 12 volunteers currently service 76 people in the Tembisa community who suffer from various chronic illnesses. The services that they provide include obtaining medication on behalf of the patients from various clinics and hospices; and assisting…

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