The Spitfire Inbound team is passionate about caring for our community. Find out how you can get involved
The Spitfire Inbound team is passionate about caring for our community. The Bona Lesedi Disability Centre is close to our hearts because Alison Leishman was involved in its development in 1999, together with the Diepsloot community and the University of the Witwatersrand.
Bona Lesedi Disability Centre was founded in August 1999 as a result of research conducted by the Gauteng Department of Health and Community members in 1997 which highlighted that 5% of the population was living with disabilities (physical, mental and profound).
Bona Lesedi offers rehabilitation and care facilities. Their mission is to empower people with disabilities in Diepsloot and its surroundings to be independent through job creation to the benefit of the whole community, to make education, skills development and poverty-fighting mechanisms accessible to people with disabilities.
For more details about their services and wish list visit their website.
(NPO Number 008-641)
We do a reverse advent calendar annually, where we donate toys, clothing and groceries to Bona Lesedi. We also continually look for other ways to support them and, since we're an inbound marketing agency, we'd like to use some of our creative talents to help raise funds for this cause. Click here to find out what you can do.
Another local initiative we're passionate about is sponsoring a Sporting Superheroes junior hockey team, in partnership with YES (Youth Employment Services). We currently have two YES placements on the Spitfire Inbound team.
Sporting Superheroes provide a value-based, structured and well-organised environment both on and off the field. Ensuring that each individual has the opportunity to not only realise their full potential, but also express their talents within the framework provided. Their purpose is to promote sportsmanship & good health through hockey, which will in turn provide the foundation to build a winning culture.
Check out the Sporting Superheroes here and follow the Joburg Hockey League Facebook page here.
YES is business-led collaboration that seeks out groundbreaking ways, through innovation and technological best practice, to reignite the economy and give youth a dignified first chance.
The YES 12-month quality work experience equips unemployed youth with a toolkit to be a beacon of hope for their families, households and communities. The CV & reference letter they get at the end of their 12-months gives them a 3 x greater chance of an interview call-back.
Learn more about YES here.
We believe that adult colouring is a way to unleash your inner artist and have some fun! This soothing hobby is known to have de-stressing qualities, stimulates both sides of your brain, reduces anxiety and sparks creativity. We're offering our creative designs for colouring (and some of our very best recipes) for you to download, and in return we ask that you please make a small donation to the Bona Lesedi Disability Centre. This donation could go a long way to help them!
Help build a better Bona Lesedi
Name of Account: Bona Lesedi Disability Centre
Account No: 402 193 962
Account Type: Current/cheque account
Branch code: 009953