Northlink College celebrated their 10th anniversary during the month of September 2012 and in keeping with the celebratory activities, the College will be celebrating this momentous occasion with events that give back to the community. With this in mind, Northlink Cares – the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) leg of Northlink- was brought into being.
The first Northlink Cares initiative took place at the Protea Campus where the students, especially the clothing production students, along with the staff got the opportunity to gather donations of clothing and non-perishable foods for the TASP, a non-profit organization and shelter situated in the Bellville area. What made this initiative more personal is the fact that one of Northlink’s own students actually live in the shelter and will benefit from this initiative.
Says Nolan Kerns, Northlink College Protea Campus Manager: “We wanted to give back to the community and the fact that one of our own students will be benefiting from these donations makes this initiative even more rewarding.”
Altogether more than 550 donations have been received and handed-over to the representative of TASP. The initiative was run in conjunction with a competition to see which class collected the most donations and the Marketing classes were announced the winners in the challenge.
“We are glad that we can give back to the community and restore dignity to those people who we support with the help of the Northlink Cares initiative,” adds Nolan Kerns
Northlink College will be doing more for the community during the months to come and will be “saying thank you” and show that Northlink Cares.