The TLC Trust: A global mission
Posted by faye.stammers | 29 November
As Christmas approaches, it's the time for giving and last week, TLC Marketing travelled to Johannesburg to make the lives of local children a little bit better.
Staff from as far as Italy and Portugal travelled to South Africa for an unconventional working week, as they rolled up their sleeves and got stuck in with the renovation of a children’s care centre.
In partnership with JAM, we launched our charitable campaign in 2016, with the goal of creating better living conditions for rural Africans. Our latest venture has seen the much-needed renovation of the ‘Diepsloot Community Center’, meaning children can receive the education they deserve in a secure and safe environment.
Each day was emotional and challenging, with the duo sharing their journey on Instagram and Twitter. Micky Sistu, Creative Manager of our Italian office, said, “Until you’re here, you can’t understand the daily struggle these young children face. Kids are left alone in dusty streets whilst their parents go to work for a small wage. The TLC Trust should be so proud of what we’re providing to these children and I’m honoured to be representing the global team here today.”
This is the latest charitable cause that the TLC Trust has made its mission to support, with all 15 markets playing their part in backing global and local causes. We are passionate about making a positive contribution no matter where it is in the world, from baking cakes for Macmillan Cancer Support to having a ping-pong tournament in aid of Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS). This month, we’re putting our Santa hats on and spreading a little Christmas cheer, providing the homeless with clothes, toiletries and books donated by staff, clients and suppliers alike. We’re supporting those who need it most during the cold winter months by handing our donations to The Spitalfields Crypt Trust.
Over the last 30 years, JAM has provided more than 1.2 billion meals to children in poverty and currently provides 1 million meals a day in Mozambique, Angola, South Sudan, South Africa and Rwanda. In South Africa, JAM has 50,000 children in Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres in five provinces. Discover more about JAM here: www.jamint.com.