On the 13th of December 2016, the Nashua Children’s Charity Foundation (NCCF) received R130 000 worth of stationery collected through the ‘Help Colour My Dreams’ initiative, in partnership with Sappi. The handover took place at the Nashua head office in Woodmead.
Eight of the NCCF’s assisted charities accepted stationery, backpacks and goodie bags on the day of the handover. The donation will be further distributed to a number of the NCCF’s charities to buy educational equipment and school uniforms for children in need.
The ‘Help Colour My Dreams’ initiative, driven by Nashua and Sappi, aimed to raise funds to supply 1000 children with stationery for the 2017 school year. Sappi joined the initiative as the world’s leading producer of quality coated fine paper and pulp products.
For every ream of Nashua-wrapped A4 paper produced by Sappi and sold through Nashua Franchises, 32c was donated to the initiative. Sappi Sales and Marketing Director, Richard Wells, expressed this is a first in brand partnership for Sappi – and one they’ve found exciting and beneficial.
The NCCF supports a network of 75 charities and helps improve the lives of children by providing assistance in the form of education, school supplies, resources and groceries.
NCCF director, Helen Fraser, thanks Sappi for playing a leading role in the ‘Help Colour My Dreams’ initiative, as well as the Nashua Franchises for eagerly taking part. The charities are now equipped with stationery for a successful 2017 school year – and look forward to continued support from both Nashua and other local businesses looking to make a difference.