Heatherdale Children’s Home

Sponsor: Ackermans

On Friday the 19th April 2013, 20 staff members from various Ackermans stores in the Western Cape participated in an Ububele Initiative which took place at the Heatherdale Children’s Home in Athlone.

Planned work:

  • Paint the walls and ceilings of the dining room / TV room
  • Varnish doors
  • Supply new table cloths
  • Supply soft finishes for the lounge area

This team was so dynamic and worked so efficiently and extremely well together that they completed the above work in record time and went on to do much more…

Exceeded expectation:

  • Varnished a long wooden window bench
  • Painted and varnished the interior window frames
  • Painted a passage (walls, ceilings and doors)
  • Painted an additional adjacent office (walls and ceiling)
  • Repair work was done to the door handles
  • 3 x 2-seater couches and a rug were steam cleaned
  • 40 x black dining room chairs were donated

Ububele means kindness and this is what Ackermans gave to the residents at Heatherdale Children’s Home.