Its official – winter has hit Cape Town and it has hit hard!
And in the spirit of the CPUT Gives Back Campaign, we are calling on all staff members to spread the warmth and donate a blanket.
But before we provide you with more details on the blanket drive, we just want to convey a very BIG THANK YOU to all staff who came on board and participated in our school shoe and cat food drive.
By digging deep into your pockets, CPUT was able to put much needed school shoes on the feet of learners attending the Athlone School for the Blind (see the attached photograph).
The donation of cat food has already been distributed to the dedicated group of staff members and volunteers who are keeping our campus cats well fed.
If you did not manage to participate in the previous campaigns, don’t despair.
Go out and purchase a blanket at your local store and pop it into one of the donation boxes that is currently up in the admin areas at our various campuses.
You can also drop off your blanket at the Marketing and Communication Department office on the Bellville Campus (Administration Building, second floor).
Come on CPUT, let’s join together and spread the warmth this winter!
Have a great weekend and keep warm!
The Marketing and Communication Department
It was all smiles at the Athlone School for the Blind, thanks to CPUT staff members who donated a pair of schools shoes.
The school shoes were packaged in CPUT bags and dropped off at the school by the Marketing and Communication Department.
Situated in Bellville, the school provides education for blind and visually impaired children from some of the Western Cape’s poorest communities.
The school’s psychologist, Patricia Scheepers, thanked CPUT and says the donation of schools shoes is much needed.
A big thank you to all staff who decided to give back and make a difference in the lives of children!
Love them or hate them the cats on CPUT campuses are playing a vital role in keeping vermin under control.
A dedicated team of concerned staff have been caring for the cats by feeding, sterilizing and getting health checks on the injured or sick.
But paying for these services out of their own pockets or with limited donations has become a strain.
FEEDING TIME: The campus cats are fed daily
We are calling all CPUT staffers to donate a bag or tinned canned food.
All donations can be dropped in the donation boxes that have been set up at the CPUT campuses or at the Marketing and Communication Department (2nd floor, Bellville Campus, Administration Building).
WOW! CPUT staff are awesome!
Thank you to all staff members who donated a pair of school shoes and for making CPUT’s first 10th birthday social responsibility drive such a huge success.
We even received some grey school pants!
Also, a big thank you to all other individuals who donated, such as friends and family members of CPUT staff members, as well as alumni.
A special thank you goes out to learners at the CBC St Johns in Parklands who donated school shoes along with their teachers, Janene Mostert and Dominque Afonso, both CPUT alumni.
THANK YOU: Teachers and learners from CBC St Johns in Parklands along who donated school shoes
The shoes will be donated to a local school that caters for learners living with disabilities.
Our first social responsibility drive is up and running!
Up until the end of February we would like all staff members to contribute a pair of brand new school shoes (or two or three).
Remember, it’s for a really good cause. We want to put shoes on the feet of learners who will one day end up studying at CPUT!
With stores running back to school campaigns, it’s easy to find a pair. And the choice is yours – we are looking for any size and make for boys and girls.
And if your budget’s a bit tight this month after the festive season, why not get together with a colleague or two and purchase a pair.
We will collect the shoes in February, so for now buy your pair and store it at home. We will send out an email to let you know exactly where you can drop off your contribution.
Come on CPUT, let’s show our communities that WE CARE!