On Wednesday, 7 August 2019 GrandWest handed over donations to the value of R695 000 to the Tehillah Collaborative Community Centre. Tehillah is a homeless shelter in Elsies River. The centre assists people in the community who are on social grants with addiction recovery, youth development, early childhood development and frail care.
The handover ceremony was attended by ward councillor of the area, Franchesca Walker, Alderman Clive Justus, representatives of the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board and members of the Western Cape Casino Committee. David Lakay, Chairperson of the Casino Committee, and Mervyn Naidoo, General Manager GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World also attended the event.
“We are so excited to help this fantastic community centre,” says Genevieve Smith, Sustainability Manager at GrandWest. “Tehillah is doing amazing work in a community that really needs help as many of the people are forced to survive on only social grants. It was a moving ceremony, one of the people who lives at the centre spoke to give us all some insight into the daily challenges they face, it was very touching,” she says.
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