BitCo leads the charge for making human connections
[Sandton, Johannesburg, 16 May 2017] BitCo has been in the business of making connections for well over a decade. During this time, the company has gone beyond switches and routers in following its mission to enable human connections.
BitCo-Cares is a hands-on social investment initiative. It calls employees, stakeholders, channel partners and the public to donate time, human interaction and other much-needed resources throughout the year.
The programme seeks to identify smaller organisations that are often overlooked as they do not have the means to make themselves more visible to the public with marketing. Causes which BitCo-Cares supports can be categorised as follows.
- Youth, which centres on education, disability, babies and toddlers.
- Displaced communities, supporting causes which uplift displaced communities of all ages and,
- Animal welfare, which aids initiatives that enhance animal well-being.
The United Cerebral Palsy Association of South Africa (UCPA), Door of Hope, Miracle Mission and Luipaardsvlei Old Age Home are among the organisations which BitCo-Cares has visited.
Every second month, BitCo employees, affiliates and the general public visit one of the pre-selected organisations. They spend time interacting with the residents of the charity, help out with labour that may be needed and treat the caregivers within in appreciation for their tireless work. Of course, donations of materials, supplies and financial aid are delivered on the visits as well.
BitCo collects monetary and physical donations such as tinned food, nappies, stationery, animal food, blankets, clothes and toys all year round and ensures donations are delivered to the relevant causes.
CEO of BitCo, Jarryd Chatz, says that the programme embodies the spirit of BitCo, “One of BitCo’s defining characteristics is the benevolence of the people who work here. I recall the day I had my first tour of the company. I saw reminders for collection of plastics for recycling, blanket drives, and posters encouraging staff to participate in Tekkie Tax day pinned to a central bulletin board.
“It was refreshing to see a growing company committed to giving back, more so because I learned that the employees had initiated these activities! When someone identified a cause they wanted to support, their suggestion was welcomed. The matter was tabled for internal discussion, and it was as good as done. We’ve now formalised these diverse activities by creating BitCo-Cares.” Adds Chatz.
Those who wish to participate in, donate to or learn more about BitCo-Cares can visit our BitCo Cares Page where upcoming events as listed as well.