The Maslow Sandton has pledged its support for a project by non-profit organisation, It’s Not About Me, to develop a House of Safety in the South East of Johannesburg that will provide sanctuary for women and children escaping abuse. The hotel plays host to a gala banquet on 19 July 2019 to raise much needed funds for the development. The event, themed Diamonds and Pearls, will see socialites, members of the community and representatives from caring local businesses come together for an evening of superlative food and entertainment for a good cause.
“From the outset, we have known that our own success and sustainability also depends on our ability to help build and maintain a sustainable community, contribute to the local economy, and promote a healthy environment. We take these obligations to heart. “The wellbeing of women and children in particular is close to our heart. We are both proud and excited to be part of Diamonds and Pearls and to contribute towards the development of the new safe house,” says Sibongile Morale, PR and Promotions Manager at The Maslow Sandton. It’s Not About Me steers many community driven projects which include the running of three Umephi Children’s Homes based in the Vaal Triangle. The new property will serve as a House of Safety for Women and their children escaping abuse and who are seeking temporary refuge and safety and healing whilst getting the necessary Court Orders and acquiring legal protection. These women will be able to reside in this safe space until they have found alternative residence and/or employment. The newly donated House of Safety, called NUEH, which is rooted in Hebrew origin ‘resting place’, is considered a priority project by It’s Not About Me as it requires refurbishment and upgrading in order for it to be adequately equipped to serve its purpose to these vulnerable women in the highest of ways. A priority focus for the House of Safety is to build an additional multipurpose room which will serve as a recreation area after hours and a work space for the women during the day. All profits generated from the Diamonds and Pearls fundraiser will be transferred to the development of the new safe house as considerable funding is required to honour the project.
“We are appealing to the hearts of corporate sponsors, philanthropists and just good, kind human beings to be part of the transformation of the NUEH House of Safety, thereby contributing to the transformation of those vulnerable lives which will be changed by the House of Safety. Their support will ensure that the vision for the House of Safety is achieved,” says Shereen Hunter, founder of It’s Not About Me.
There are 27 tables for sale at R6000 per table. Each table seats 10 individuals. All proceeds will go towards the NUEH House of Safety. Bookings can be made directly through Simangele Hadebe: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 087 808 2706