Boxer Mitchells Plain Store Manager Dnowin Loxton & his team
handover stationery to the 50 pupils in Solly’s Town!
After hearing that 50 children in Western Cape’s Solly’s Town had been left with nothing after a tragic fire destroyed their homes, Boxer Superstores rushed to help and have managed to ensure that every child who lost their school stationery could finally begin their school year.
The fire, which took hours to bring under control, razed hundreds of homes and left 400 people homeless on the 14th January. It also destroyed several thousand rands worth of school stationery which had been bought and stored at home by parents of the Nomzamo town. With not even a pen spared from the heat of the fire, parents had no choice but to keep their children at home. Boxer Western Cape Regional Manager, Shaun Oberholzer, who lives near Solly’s Town said he was saddened by the situation. “I woke up and saw what had happened and immediately worried about the many pupils who were meant to start school. Luckily we have a great range of stationery at Boxer and knew that we could help out,” said Oberholzer. The Regional Manager organised stationery and refreshments for every pupil in that area and met with the community to drop off the items. “At least now, amongst all this horrible news, the young pupils can start their school year,” he added.
“We received a message early in the morning from Shaun informing us about the fire and the urgent need to help these pupils. Our Western Cape Superstores serve many of these affected families and we know how important it was to get these children into school and settled in as quickly as possible. Boxer is glad to have been able to assist in ensuring that at least now the 2020 school year can really begin for these 50 pupils and we hope that the community of Solly’s Town is able to rebuild what was destroyed,” said Boxer Marketing Director Andrew Mills.