Random Acts of Kindness with Dis-Chem

Dis-Chem Foundation donates R50 000 to waste collectors project

The Dis-Chem Foundation has donated R50 000 to a collective of urban waste miners, to assist them with proper equipment and safer gear to be more efficient in their work.

Skeemsaam is a pilot project involving a collective of waste collectors who live in the James and Ethel Grey Park in Johannesburg.

Lisa Lowenthal, a member of the residents association in Melrose North, started to work with the urban miners living in the park to create a mutually beneficial programme.

The initiative sees miners take responsibility for keeping the park clean and in return, they get support from the collective and preferential payment rates from local recycling centres.

Lowenthal says she is now moving the pilot project to other areas in Johannesburg.

Dis-Chem Foundation's Penny Stein says the R50 000 will equip the collective of 126 men and women in their work.

Lowenthal says she is blown away by the generosity of the Dis-Chem Foundation.

Thank you Dis-Chem Foundation. This is just an unbelievable gift, because it gives them dignity.

Lisa Lowenthal, Skeemsaam project founder and co-ordinator

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