The Dis-Chem Foundation has a long-standing partnership with Primedia. The on-air "Random Acts of Kindness", now called ‘Caring for the Community’ runs quarterly across each of Primedia’s radio stations - 947, 702, Cape Talk and KFM. This platform allows the chosen beneficiary to create awareness of the very difficult issues and challenges they experience at the time that the Dis-Chem Foundation makes the donations.
The Dis-Chem Foundation helping to transform the lives of mothers and their babies
Community Care in action
—Magda’s Soup Kitchen
The Dis-Chem Foundation and Cape Talk’s Refilwe Moloto were honoured to visit Magda’s Soup Kitchen in Paarl. This remarkable woman feeds over 1000 people on Tuesdays and Thursdays with the help of councillors and community members. The rest of the week she delivers to those who are unable to reach her. Magda’s soup kitchen is run like a well-oiled machine, with most of the food being prepared in her home and caravan. Magda gives encouraging words and prayers to all in attendance in the community hall as they receive warm meals and care packs.
—Woodside Special Care Centre
Dis-Chem foundation and KFM visited Woodside Special Care Centre for the profoundly intellectually and physically disabled in Rondebosch. Despite the disabilities faced by the residents and financial challenges, the environment and care is incredibly warm, attentive and happy. Residents and caregivers were very excited for the visit as they continually broke into song and wheelchair dancing.
The Dis-Chem Foundation is a beneficiary of the Dis-Chem Groups' Benefit Programme. Every time a Benefit member swipes their Dis-Chem or Dis-Chem Baby City Benefit card at both Dis-Chem and Baby City stores, when redeemed, a percentage of the ellegable purchase value is then donated to the Dis-Chem Foundation to help supplement the funds.