Our corporate social investment initiatives focus on restoring hope and dignity. By partnering with ethical and transparent NPOs, we are able to provide hope and meaningful support to those who need it the most.
Shining a spotlight on people who need extra care in the community, our partnership with the Light Trust - the philanthropic arm of Compass’ B-BBEE partner, Gap Capital, is one that we are proud to be involved in.
Over the years we have supported vulnerable children and communities, and to date have raised over R2 million to help care for injured, orphaned, and vulnerable animals through our calendar campaigns.
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We love it when a plan comes together. Buckets of Hope is a project that has grown since we first got involved in 2013. We arrange the sponsorship of plastic buckets, and our staff label and place a shopping list inside each one, before delivery to the three Grace Family Churches. The congregation fills the buckets with non-perishable food items which are distributed to the hungry over the festive period.
In 2017, Compass broadened the project to include the Gauteng and Western Cape regions, and to date 17 430 buckets and over R4 million worth of food have been donated to the community over a five year period.
Compass partner with Grace Family Church’s Mission and Justice arm which looks after 50 non-profit organisations (NPOs), helping to provide necessities to communities in need. In 2016, the New Shoe Project got underway, and we covered the shipping costs of a container filled with new shoes donated from Australia. Shortly after that, we donated R200 000 towards the Mealie Meal Project, which enabled 25 000 kilograms of maize meal to reach impoverished areas of KZN.
In 2018, together with Daniels, the KEY Group, and Isuzu we handed over a brand new double cab Isuzu bakkie to Crossroads – an NPO which alleviates human suffering and restores individuals’ dignity by addressing their immediate physical needs, while offering meaningful solutions to the effects of poverty.
An NPO with a big heart and even bigger goals, their purpose revolves around connection. Reuniting orphaned or abandoned babies and toddlers with their families or helping them to be adopted into a new loving family, iThemba Lethu - meaning ‘I have a destiny’ - is a true beacon of light.
Our BeLoved Campaign helps spread the love to over 550 sick children, the elderly, intellectually impaired and impoverished on Valentine’s Day.
For our Happy Easter Campaign, our sales team give 1 300 children in paediatric wards at government hospitals around the country marshmallow Easter eggs. The children appreciate the eggs but more than that, the time we spend with them.
On Talk Sign Day in March, we show solidarity for the Deaf and hearing impaired in our community. Our staff learn basic phrases and the alphabet in South African Sign Language (SASL), as well as buy and wear stickers on the day.
On World Blood Donor Day, Compass partners with SANBS and our staff are encouraged to donate blood. One pint of blood can save up to three lives.
Since 2016, peanut butter sandwiches, approximately 300 per region, have been made by Compass staff on Mandela Day. These are delivered to NPOs, charities and crèches throughout South Africa.
In September on Casual Day, our staff purchase stickers to raise funds for South Africans with disabilities.
On 1 December 2016, World AIDS Day, Compass donated R 72 000 to the Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust’s Adopt-a-Bed campaign. This helps cover the cost for one patient receiving treatment in their respite unit, for a year.
An NPO of Grace Family Church, they work at grass root levels to equip communities with entrepreneurial skills and empowerment programmes.
Focused on the Sweetwaters community near Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, where child-headed households are common and HIV prevalent, they give support to vulnerable children through their Early Childhood Development centres.
With the deeply held belief that one changed life can change a community, The Domino Foundation helps vulnerable and orphaned children to get a fair chance in life through empowering outreach programmes to foster economic development.
The Red Light Programme - part of the Domino Foundation - rescues, restores and releases victims of human trafficking and exploitation.
One of the projects close to our heart, the calendars we produce, help to raise much
needed funds for both domestic and wild animals. The proceeds support injured, vulnerable and orphaned animals and
to date we have raised over R2 million for animal welfare.
Compass Cares has partnered with the Centre for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) for the past seven years and raised R1.3 million through the calendar campaign. These funds have allowed CROW to fulfil their commitment to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of orphaned and injured wild animals, as well as educate the public on the protection of all natural resources.
CROW wall calendar - A2 size:
CROW desk calendar - CD size:
The sole purpose of Cats of Durban is to sterilise stray and feral cats. It costs approximately R500 to sterilise one cat, which prevents 2 000 unwanted kittens from being born within four years and two million unwanted kittens in an eight year period. All money raised from the Compass Cares calendar campaign is used to curb the number of unwanted and often abused kittens through sterilisation.
Cats of Durban wall calendar - A3 size: