Charity Focus: QVDBF feeds 2 500 families

QVDBF is the Quinton van der Burgh Foundation, and they are the first focus of my new Charity focus section. The world is such an ugly place sometimes, from war, poverty, and practically daily mass shootings, I think it’s important to focus on those trying to make a difference.

I want to keep this going so please email me or comment with organisations doing something so we can all get some much-needed positivity in life.

Focusing on the plight of 2 500 workers retrenched from the Optimum coal mine, The Quinton van der Burgh Foundation (QVDBF) in association with Q Global Commodities (QGC) has implemented a project to lend a much-needed hand.

Inspired by the work of Business Rescue Practitioners and big companies such as Plantcor, Isithunzi and Liberty who have been putting their money and expertise behind establishing jobs and opportunities for the communities directly affected and working towards a sustainable solution, QVDBF has turned their focus on finding a way to put food on the table in the interim.

Last week saw the QVDBF bridge the gap between communities, the private sector and big corporations, with an initial food drop activation for those in need in the Middleburg and surrounding areas.

QGC along with Plantcore, Isitunzi, Liberty and the BRP’s contributed over R2 million towards the first activation and is now looking to expand this initiative over the coming months. 

“Giving is God’s greatest gift, we all need to do the right thing for those in need and giving a donation is fine, but I believe in getting out there, in being involved personally and making an impact, not just for a day, but for life,” said Van Der Burgh, sharing his admiration for the work done by business rescue practitioners and interested parties to date.

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