News 12 March 2010 - Gauteng
Building on the highly successful Home Makeover projects of previous years
Chas Everitt's National Broker Council decided last week to launch ChasCares
a new corporate responsibility programme.
Berry Everitt enthusiastically endorsed the new programme as it would allow
greater involvement of all staff and agents in a wider variety of programmes.
"The need in South Africa is great and while the Home Makeover projects
were very substantial projects involvement of the entire national network of
Chas Everitt offices was obviously restricted and so some regions had more opportunity
than others to really get stuck in. Our agents and staff wanted to contribute
on a bigger and broader basis so we have restructured the corporate responsibility
programme to achieve this.
The new CRP is called ChasCares and will be multi-layered and while it will
be co-ordinated nationally it will be structured so that activities are developed
and chosen at a regional and office level. It is also at regional and office
level that the beneficiaries of the ChasCares programme will be chosen to ensure
maximum commitment. "We are not the type of organisation to dictate - we
prefer to support and guide, and to get the Regions to decide the deserving
community organisations and projects that will benefit from our fund raising
and community support activities. I fully expect that our projects are going
to be very diverse but what is important is that we touch the lives of many
and make a difference where we can as this is a very important part of the Chas
Everitt culture," said Berry Everitt
Previous Home Makeover sponsors have expressed strong support for the ChasCares
programme and will be integral to Regions choosing their projects. Regions will
thus consult with all the Platinum sponsors (see below).
A ChasCares website has been launched www.ChasCares.co.za taking over from
CEIHomeMakeover.co.za and will be used to inform, promote and log information
on the ChasCares programme. A ChasCares Facebook Page has been created where
news and events will be carried and we encourage our friends to become
THE CHAS EVERITT International
team, generous sponsors and scores
of kind-hearted volunteers pitched
in in completely renovate and
revamp two of the 12 residences at
the Durbanville Kinderhuis.
The project was run along the
lines of the popular TV show
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
with the 28 boys who live in the
houses being treated to a holiday in
Muizenberg for five days while their
homes were totally transformed.
The improvements included the
addition of modern kitchens and
new bathrooms as well as furnishings
and plasma TVs.
The massive makeover is the second
to be organised by the Chas
Everitt International property
group - the first was the revamp of
the Kids Haven shelter on Gauteng's
East Rand last year and it again
attracted huge interest and generous
The platinum sponsors of the
project were Nedbank and CyberAgent,
Inside Living, Darton Plumbers, Joost Joiners, STBH Attorneys,
Avis and Die Burger.
Gold sponsors included Betterbond,
Dykes Van Heerden Attorneys,
Ralph Stanton & Associates.
Swartland Wooden Doors. Progress
Maintenance. Jack's Paints. Cardinal Carpets, Palbin Products and
Among the silver sponsors were
Hamilton Brushes, Aspect Waterproofing,
Addis, Catering BoyZ,
Decorlink and Postnet.
"And we are enormously grateful
for their support, as well as all the
time the volunteers put in." says
Chas Everitt International chief
executive Berry Everitt.
"I'm also sure everyone who witnessed
the joy on the boys' faces
when they saw their new homes felt
"We certainly were reminded
that our purpose in doing these
makeovers of children's homes is
not only to change buildings, but
also to change lives and in that way
to create a cycle of hope and help for
others. We believe all the hard work
and the generous support of our
sponsors will make a material difference
to the quality of life of the
boys living in House 11 and
House 12 at the Durbanville
Kinderhuis and on the
way they, in turn interact
with others throughout
"We appeal to other companies
and sponsors to follow
our lead and roll up
their sleeves to help renovate
the other 10 residences
at the Kinderhuis." says
Vir meer as 50 jaar samel Die Burger en sy lesers jaarliks geld in sodat minderbevoorregte kinders in die skoolkwartaal en in skoolvakansies in Die? Burger-Strandhuis in Muizenberg kan bly, die Moederstad en sy omgewing kan leer ken, en hul harte kan uitspeel. Die Burger-Kersfonds is tot stand gebring om geld in te samel, sodat behoeftige skolegroepe uit plattelandse en ander gebiede by Die Burger-Strandhuis kan tuisgaan.
Die eerste skolegroep was dié van die Hoërskool Outeniqua in George en hulle het op 1 Februarie 1958 aangekom. Teen die einde van Oktober 1958 het daar reeds 1?024 kinders by Die Burger-Strandhuis gebly.
Die Burger-Strandhuis het ook die plek geword waar die jaarlikse Jeugleierskonferensie aangebied word en die eerste Jeugleierskonferensie is aan die einde van 1959 gehou.
Folkert en Marlize Top, die huisouers van die strandhuis, verseker dat kinderharte vol onvergeetlike herinneringe weggaan.
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