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Vaal Mall joins local businesses to recycle for learning with the Rec-E Bag Project

At Vaal Mall, ‘Mandela Day is Every Day’. Vaal Mall and its partners have launched an exciting and inspiring community project to encourage community building and spread goodwill on a regular basis - not only once a year.

Working with Vaal Compu Signs, Models and Dance Unlimited, Canvas Clinic, Early Childhood Development and Miss & Mr Vaal 2013, Vaal Mall started a long-term project that manufactures school bags from old PVC used for its billboards.

On Thursday 16 January 2014, a total of 220 handmade, recycled school bags was presented to the children of four local primary schools. Each bag was furnished with basic stationery needed by primary school children.

“We’re really excited to be part of the home-grown initiative with local businesses and our community and to help make a positive difference to our world and our children. We encourage everyone to join us,” says Carla de Villiers of Vaal Mall Marketing.

She explains that the project has two important goals. By recycling it benefits the environment and focuses on sustainability, creating a platform to educate youngsters about the importance of caring for the environment. Secondly, the bags will help children in their daily school activities.

The team has set themselves a challenging goal. “We aimed to complete 220 bags before 16 January 2014 and we are proud to have achieved the goal and hand out all the bags to four schools in our community,” says de Villiers.

For more information, you are welcome to contact Carla de Villiers on 016 910 0100 or via email on marketing@vaalmall.co.za


Mandela Day is Every Day 11 October 2013

Vaal Mall visited the Itsoseng Bophelong Service Centre for the elderly. The centre cares for up to 30 people on a daily basis, providing them with breakfast and lunch and assists them with social interaction as well as daily activities. The woman make blankets and clothing from sponsored material and the men maintain a garden patch, which is used to feed the people. Vaal Mall sponsored a fridge, microwave oven, pots and a first aid kit to assist with their daily needs and the finalists for Miss & Mr Vaal 2013 contributed non perishable foods and garden supplies.


Vaal Mall joins local businesses and community to recycle for learning with the Rec-E Bag Project

At Vaal Mall, ‘Mandela Day is Every Day’. Vaal Mall and its partners have launched an exciting and inspiring community project to encourage community building and spread goodwill on a regular basis - not only once a year.

Working with Vaal Compu Signs, Models and Dance Unlimited, Canvas Clinic, Early Childhood Development and Miss & Mr Vaal 2013, Vaal Mall started a long-term project that manufactures school bags from old PVC used for its billboards.

The school bags will be given to disadvantaged children in the community.

And the team has set themselves a challenging goal. “We aim to complete 220 bags before 16 January 2014,” says Carla de Villiers of Vaal Mall Marketing.

She explains that the project has two important goals. By recycling it benefits the environment and focuses on sustainability, creating a platform to educate youngsters about the importance of caring for the environment. Secondly, the bags will help children in their daily school activities.

The first phase of this initiative launched on Wednesday, 20 November at the mall. Over 100sqm of PVC was cut out for bags. The community was invited to join in and meet local artists Juan Boucher and Chrizaan, who performed in the Vaal Mall Food Court to add to the feel-good fun of the occasion.

The next step is stitching the bags together on the weekend of 23 and 24 November in the Vaal Mall Food Court. Here, Canvas Clinic will have three teams stitching the bags for shoppers to see, enjoy and share their encouragement.

To start 2014 off on a positive note, everyone has the opportunity to get involved by donating stationery to help children in need at three schools in the area. This stationery drive will take place from 2 to 13 January 2014 at Vaal Mall.

Finally, Thursday 16 January 2014 is the ‘big day’ when the handmade, recycled school bags will be presented to children.

“We’re really excited to be part of the home-grown initiative with local businesses and our community and to help make a positive difference to our world and our children. We encourage everyone to join us,” says de Villiers.

For more information, you are welcome to contact Carla de Villiers on 016 910 0100 or via email on marketing@vaalmall.co.za


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