Multiple projects benefit thousands
As in previous years, Aspen Notre Dame de Bondeville’s (Aspen NDB), French-based team have chosen to engage in numerous Mandela Day projects over an extended period. Some of these activities are influenced by the summer vacation or seasons of the year, yet this has not placed a damper on their commitment to the programme.
Beneficiaries selected for 2017 include the Lions Club Rouen Drakkar, Association des paralysés de France, Blouses Roses, Restos du Coeur, Cardèreand Banque Alimentaire among others.
Collectively, these activities focus on environmental improvements and curtailing the spread of invasive plant species; selling roses to help the Rouen hospital to buy medical equipment; assisting handicapped individuals in Normandy; collecting food, money and donations for disadvantaged communities in Normandy as well as feeding the homeless and hungry in that area, and providing Christmas cheer to sick, hospitalised children.
It is estimated that the contributions made by approximately 140 employees will help some 12 000 individuals in need, while the efforts to preserve the environment will have a lasting impact for future generations.