Join AVBOB Funeral Parlours Group in helping to rebuild South Africa
Our country faces a huge number of social and economic challenges. That’s why it’s so important that businesses and individuals take a stand and make meaningful contributions to strengthening the fabric of South Africa.
At AVBOB, we both understand and support this. We can’t just be the country’s leading funeral parlours group. We also have a responsibility – a moral obligation – to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the people of our country to overcome these challenges, especially in times of adversity.
So, AVBOB believes in giving back to the people of South Africa and takes its Corporate Social Investment(CSI), initiatives very seriously. We have stepped forward in supporting these new initiatives that can help build a stronger country, by bringing jobs and youth fulfilment and by being uniquely South African.
Here is a list of some of the initiatives that we have participated in to contribute to the communities in South Africa.
- AVBOB supports NGO Connect SA, a registered non-profit online information and youth development organisation, based in South Africa that connects Civil Society Organisations nationwide. We provide training and support, quality news and information.
- Rise Against Hunger Africa offers a social investment opportunity to provide pre-school children with fully balanced meals necessary for their holistic development, as well as facilitating disaster relief efforts.
- AVBOB supports Mamphego Phasha Studios, a young and dynamic 100% black-owned Soweto production company that helps businesses better reach their audiences. Their innovative approach offers services to clients in the advertising, marketing, broadcasting, VOD, and corporate sectors.
- AVBOB supports Shape Café, an African-inspired coffee and ice cream venture in Sebokeng and Johannesburg South.
- AVBOB’s Poetry Project annual, online poetry competition (in all 11 official languages) pays tribute to Mzansi’s multilingual heritage. It’s hugely successful and is in its fifth consecutive year.
- August was Women’s Month. We remain committed to ending gender-based violence (GBV) through our 365+ campaign: speaking up against GBV 24/7, 365 days of the year. The AVBOB partnership with the TEARS Foundation provides a free 24-hour dedicated hotline aptly called “Help-at-your-fingertips®.
- We’ve sponsored the Soul Food Tshwane Branch who distribute at least 200 000 meals to children, the elderly, and the most vulnerable members of society.
- Our Information Communication Technology (ICT) department recently gave back to the community in their special way: the extension and refurbishment of Alma School’s computer classroom. Alma School specialises in education for severe intellectually disabled children. The upgraded 20-seater classroom makes computer and technology training at Alma School more accessible.
- This year’s protests and looting were devastating, both in terms of human lives lost, economic turmoil, and the loss of people’s livelihoods, and have a dedicated Disaster Relief Fund. Beneficiaries includes: Shape Café, Mamphepgo Phasha Studios, MamsFm, NguniFood, NguniBrand, PlugOnline, Rise Against Hunger, NGOConnectSA and various others
Initiatives like these, and many more, are in the AVBOB pipeline, which can help safeguard our country from the storms to which it is so often exposed. AVBOB knows that, just like any responsible corporate business in South Africa, we have a specific duty to help the country survive and grow.
We call upon all sectors of society, both corporate and individual, to stand together, united with AVBOB. Let’s rebuild South Africa.