Spices 4 Africa is aware of the environment and understands the importance of giving back to the community that it operates in. Ever since the company opened its doors in 2008 it has looked at opportunities of getting involved with needy organisations to help improve the lives of people. In many instances it has looked at feeding schemes whereby food would be freshly prepared and taken to areas where there is a dire need of assistance. Our feeding schemes are based on the principle of Mother Theresa who says, “If you can't feed a hundred people then feed one.” An example of this practice was our visit to Etwatwa, Springs in the East Rand to the Friends of Martin de Porres Home where over 500 people were fed by us.
A fond memory of ours was a previous visit made to the children of Amazing Grace Children's Home in Eikenhof before Christmas. This home was run by an incredible lady called Grace Mashaba who with the assistance of a few care givers looked after 50 children ages from as young as 22 months up to 17 years. We were amazed and inspired by how well the home was run and the structure and discipline Grace instilled in all these kids. We had bibles personalised for every child that was able to read and toys personalised for the younger kids. When we called each one by name and handed them The Word it was humbling to see the look on their innocent and appreciative faces. What was even more remarkable was when one of the older kids opened her bible and read a verse from it while we all stood attentive, taking in every word that was read. A truly humbling experience!
As a small business Spices 4 Africa believes that in can make a difference. We believe that giving donations or food is only half the job done. Our personal involvement and commitment is what completes the task. The reward and fulfilment comes from the joy on the faces of the people's lives that are touched through our actions and our deeds. Another such example was our visit to Brakpan in the East Rand to a Family Care Centre called The Loved One's of God. This was a Christmas lunch that was prepared for the many families resident at this centre.
Whilst these are some of the homes that we've personally visited we've also supported other needy charities with donations of spices and grocery hampers. These include The Manger Care Centre in Benoni, Hospice in the East Rand, Saint David's Marist Inanda in Sandton and Elim Havens Care Centre in Bredell.