The Department of Finance and Investment Management (DFIM) is also passionate about Community Involvement. The Department undertook the following Community Involvement Projects during 2014:
Gugulethu Place of Safety
The Department of Finance and Investment Management collected baby clothes and feeding equipment for babies continuously during 2014.
This organization is a place of safety for children 0 to 13 years old.
iTHEMBA-HOPE4U Ladies Tea
The Department of Finance and Investment Management supported iThemba Rape and Trauma Centre on 9 May 2014 with their Ladies Tea function.
The Centre is a rape and trauma support centre that assists with the examination, medico-legal aspects and emotional support for survivors of crime and sexual assault and that ensures that the survivors receive support and counselling, free of charge.
The iThemba Centre also provides pre and post HIV counselling as well as post trauma counselling.
At the iThemba Rape and Trauma Centre, qualified forensic nurses, social workers and social auxiliary workers are employed to professionally assist victims. Together with the South African Police Services, we are able to bring offenders to book!
The centre joined venture on Mandela Day, 18 July 2014, with the ‘Help the Homeless Benoni Project’. Hundreds of cups of warm soup, bread, clothing, blankets and fruit were handed out on the corner of Mowbray and Kimbolton Avenue in Benoni. DFIM staff helped out with the contributions of blankets and bread for the less fortunate.
Baby Moses Child Sanctuary
The Department of Finance and Investment Management collected baby clothes and feeding equipment for babies for their Roodepoort Home during 2014.
Baby Moses is a registered non-profit sanctuary for abandoned babies and abused and neglected toddler and orphans in Johannesburg. It opened its doors 10 years ago and currently has 70 children and child headed families in its care.
DFIM @ Mandela Day (in aid of iThemba Rape and Trauma Centre)