Cell C recognises its responsibility as a good corporate citizen to help strengthen the communities in which we live and work. We encourage our employees to become involved in acts of kindness and in their own communities by lending their voluntary support to programs that enrich the quality of life and opportunities for all citizens.
In aid of World Kindness Day celebrated in November, Cell C Employee Volunteers engaged in various acts of kindness across the country. Kindness is part of the company's DNA and is a gesture of goodwill towards someone or something - it doesn't have to cost anything or much. What's important is that it's an act of expressing genuine care for another person. It's contagious and makes a bigger impact on our surroundings than we might think. Cell C Employee Volunteers volunteered a total of 341 hours and participated in 21 acts of kindness during #CellCKindness month in November 2017.
Cell C CEO Employee Volunteer of the Year Award
An annual CEO Award is given to a Cell C Employee, Team or Region who epitomises Cell C's caring attributes. The winner is awarded a cash award or goods to donate to a charity of their choice.
Cell C CEO Employee Volunteer Award Recipients:
2017: Alicia Lutchman and the KZN Regional Office were the recipients of this year's coveted Cell C CEO Employee Volunteering Award. The region adopted Haven of Rest, a children's home situated in Tongaat, and assisted them with activities throughout the year. Highlights include a school stationary drive, where they donated school backpacks and supplies to the children, a children's party and a clothing collection drive.
2016: The Cell C IT department won the coveted award for their extraordinary contributions towards communities in need. In October 2015, the team collected over 200 school bags, filled with stationery for their Back to School project. These were distributed in Alexandra and Buccleuch. In March 2016, they assisted moms and babies in need and collected 52 baby hampers which were donated to the Gift if the Givers, Colours of Hope and Village Safe Haven. The team also collected winter packs for Miss SA 2016's Winter Warmer drive.
2015: Mandla Ncube was awarded the company's prestigious CEO Employee Volunteer of the Year Award at the inaugural Cell C CEO Awards. He has shown innovative ideas and passion in the way he has helped unfortunate children to receive a brand new pair of school shoes. In doing so he is a shining example of how we can all make a difference in the community. Cell C contributed R20 000 towards purchasing more shoes that were handed out to learners at Welizibuko Primary School in Soweto.