In what was a historic moment Gift of the Givers and Unilever signed a partnership contract on 22 May 2013, at the Unilever head office in Umhlanga in the presence of several managers, directors and distribution management teams from both agencies.  All surplus Unilever stock as part of their CSI will be channeled through Gift of the Givers to needy recipients throughout South Africa.

This distribution arrangement has been in place informally since 2010 when Logas Naidoo, Reverse Logistics Officer for Unilever, contacted Salim Sayed, Gift of the Givers KZN Project Manager, to discuss the possibility of a partnership having witnessed Gift of the Givers activities on the SABC programme, Eastern Mosaic.

 

In a 30 month period in excess of R30 million in quality Unilever products have been distributed throughout South Africa by Gift of the Givers.  We had to expand our warehouses and increase our vehicle fleet given the sheer volume of supplies pouring into our facilities.  In keeping with our expansion programme Dube Trade Port is establishing a R35 million state of the art Logistics Facility at King Shaka International Airport for Gift of the Givers.

 

The formalisation of the 3 year agreement signed by Bas Jansen, Customer Service Excellence Director, and witnessed by Kenneth Moodley and Anil Chendip, acknowledges Gift of the Givers as the preferred provider to Unilever's CSI programme.  We value this relationship as we are witnesses to the impact of these quality products to disadvantaged communities over the years.  Yesterday 1200 needy school children in Phoenix became the latest recipients of Unilever products to commemorate this milestone for both orgsnisations.


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31/05/2011 - Various Creches

31/05/2011 - Various CrechesVarious creches within the Edendale Area received assistance.
Each creche received :
  • 2 x 10kg Mielie Meal
  • 2 x 2l Oil
  • 25kg Mrs Balls Chutney
  • 2 x 10kg Instant Porridge
  • 1 Box [24 x 500ml] Flora Margarine
  • 2 Packs x 200g of Beef Soup
  • 2 Packs [10 x 15g] Aromat
  • 1 Pack Knorrox Stock Cubes
  • 1 Box of Mixed Spices & Soup
  • 2 Boxes of Biscuits [24 units/box]
  • 2 x 500g Packs of Joko Loose Tea


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25/05/2011 - Mbava Area

25/05/2011 - Mbava AreaCommunity members received :
  • 200 Unilever Household Packs
  • 4 x 5l Buckets of Sunsilk Relaxer
  • 2 Boxes Shampoo & Conditioner
  • 2 Veg Packs
  • 2 Bags of Fertilizer
  • 2 Bags of Material
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06/05/2011 - Esindisweni Childrens Home

06/05/2011 - Esindisweni Childrens HomeChildren of the Esindisweni Childrens Home, Imbali, received :
  • 20Kg Porridge
  • 20l Mrs Balls Chutney
  • 5l Tomato Sauce
  • 10ls of Oil Salad Dressing
  • 6 x 1l Milk Shake Syrup
  • 1 Box Knorr Soup
  • 1 x 2l Soya Sauce
  • 2 x 10Kg Bulk Soup
  • 1 x 5Kg Washing Powder
  • 1 Unilever Household Pack
  • 1 Box Mixed Groceries
  • 10 Boxes of Biscuits[24 units/box]
  • 2 Boxes of Sibusiso Ready Food Supplement[12 units/box]
  • 2 Cases of Margarine
  • 1 Gift of
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01/06/2011 - Various Creches

01/06/2011 - Various Creches Various creches within the Edendale area received :
  • 2 x 10kg Mealie Meal
  • 2 x 2l Oil
  • 25kg Mrs Balls Chutney
  • 2 x 10kg Instant Porridge
  • 1 Box [24 x 500ml] Flora Margarine
  • 2 Packs x 200g of Beef Soup
  • 2 Packs [10 x 15g] Aromat
  • 1 Pack Knorrox Stock Cubes
  • 1 Box of Mixed Spices & Soup
  • 2 Boxes of Biscuits [24 units/box]
  • 2 x 500g Packs of Joko Loose Tea

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08/05/2011 - GOTG Honours Mothers

08/05/2011 - GOTG Honours MothersGift of the Givers distributed over 700 Personal Gifts to mothers on Mothers Day. Recipients in old age homes especially were very excited to receive the gifts, and thanked GOTG warmly. More so as they do not receive this kind of assistance very often. Items such as soap, lotions and detergents are very difficult to obtain, as bulk of their pension is spent on boarding and food, with little left
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04/05/2011 - Brooklyn Heights Primary School

04/05/2011 - Brooklyn Heights Primary SchoolGift of the Givers worked in partnership with SKISA and SABC on this distribution. Students of Brooklyn Heights Primary, Chatsworth received :
  • 200 Pairs of Shorts & T-Shirts
  • 200 Hot Dogs
  • 200 Cups of Juice
As a treat, we had local soccer legends as special guests
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14/04/2011 - Siyabonga High School

14/04/2011 - Siyabonga High SchoolStudents of Siyabonga High School, Mbumbulu, received :
  • 180 Unilever soup Packs
  • 180 Nestea Ice Tea
  • 3 Bales of Adhesive Pads
  • 180 Sibusiso Ready Food Supplement
  • 180 Unilever Personal Packs
  • 20 Unilever Household Packs

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