Mpact supports the communities in which it operates through targeted community development initiatives that seek to strengthen the socio-economic infrastructure that frames the lives of our community members.
One particular area of need that we identified through our initial engagement with community representatives was the clear absence of support for people suffering from mental and physical disabilities. Following prolonged discussions to ascertain how the needs of disabled people in the area could be better managed and addressed, we decided to dedicate our corporate support to this worthy cause through partnership with a local non-profit organisation called Orion.
Orion is committed to caring for and providing educational and therapeutic support to local people living with disability. It is the organisation’s mission to maximise the capacity of each one of their patients for independent living and to restore a sense of purpose and fulfillment to their lives, which so often gets eroded in the face of such adversity. Much of Orion’s work focuses on new skills development and job creation, so that disability need not be compounded by poverty.
Mpact Plastic Containers supports Orion by providing work and facilitating income generation via their work centres. We are proud to be a part of the Orion Friendship Circle and we would like to motivate all of our corporate partners to join the cause.
For more information on Orion, visit their website: www.orionfriendship.org or contact their Funding Developer and Public Relations Officer, Priscilla Cloete, on 021 572 8490/1 or 082 326 5218.