Candy Muller and her colleagues from Pupkewitz MegaTech delivered a very nice surprise to all of us at Family of Hope Services. We had no idea we would be the recipients of their internal fund-raising activities so when Candy arranged a visit to hand over their cheque for N$12,400, we couldn’t be more ecstatically surprised!
“The staff members who joined me yesterday were extremely moved by the work that Abigail and her colleagues are doing,” said Candy who handles Sales & Marketing for Pupkewitz MegaTech. “Our Managing Director and his family, Paul and Betsy Koster, have supported Family of Hope Services in the past in their personal capacity… so FHS is no stranger to some within our company. As part of our initiative to give back, we did an internal survey where the staff members could choose who they want to support in terms of Social Responsibility. All voted to help children. So we researched various institutions and in the end we nominated Family of Hope Services to receive our donation”.
As Namibians know, Pupkewitz is a national business icon in operation since 1925 and the company has a long history of contributing to the community. So we are feeling blessed that they chose us this year. The money was raised at a customer auction, and MegaTech matched the amount.
“This is such a welcome surprise,” said Abigail Bachopi, Director at Family of Hope Services. “We are always in need of support but this donation is doubly appreciated today because it will help us to recover some of our losses in the theft we had at the Centre a couple of weeks ago. We’ll be able to replace the stolen food for our feeding program, stolen school uniforms and supplies, and to pay for the fixing of the doors and locks,” said Abigail.
The donation from Pupkewitz MegaTech couldn’t have come at a better time. From all of the kids and volunteers at Family of Hope Services, thank you, Pupkewitz MegaTech!!!!!