The Kolisi Foundation partnered with Stor-Age to place a greater emphasis on alleviating extreme poverty, mentoring youth and promoting equality in South Africa.
South Africa (05 May 2021) – The Kolisi Foundation, founded by Springbok Captain Siya Kolisi and his wife Rachel, has partnered with South Africa’s leading self-storage company, Stor-Age, to make further positive impacts within under-resourced communities across South Africa.
Founded in April 2020, a few weeks into the COVID-19 hard lockdown, the Kolisi Foundation aims to combat inequality in the country by providing food security, addressing gender-based violence and creating equitable access in sports and education.
The Foundation’s partnership with Stor-Age will enable the organisation to place a greater emphasis on alleviating extreme poverty, mentoring youth and promoting equality in South Africa.
Their initial project with Stor-Age is a nationwide blanket drive. The public are invited to give the gift of warmth this winter by donating a blanket at any of the 51 Stor-Age stores across the country. The blankets will then be distributed to communities throughout South Africa. Stor-Age and the Kolisi Foundation are aiming to collect thousands of blankets over the coming weeks.
Co-founder Rachel Kolisi added, “It’s been incredible to see how organisations, such as Stor-Age, continue to step up and play an invaluable part by mobilising their resources and expressing their generosity through collaborative efforts such as these. We look forward to seeing how this partnership continues to develop.”
As part of the ongoing partnership, Stor-Age will assist the Kolisi Foundation by driving financial support, assisting with their operational requirements by providing secure self-storage and actively supporting several of the Foundation’s community initiatives.
Chris Oosthuizen, the spokesperson for Stor-Age, says, “We have been pleased to see how the Kolisi Foundation has grown since inception and impressed with what they have achieved thus far. We’ve worked with numerous non-profit organisations over the years and look forward to playing an active role in the Kolisi Foundation’s future growth and working closely with the team on their various projects and community upliftment initiatives. As a thank you to everyone who is taking part in donating a blanket at one of our stores over the coming weeks, we will be offering a month of free self-storage.”
The nationwide blanket drive will run from May 5th to May 19th. For donation drop-off locations, you can find your nearest Stor-Age store at www.stor-age.co.za/all-stores. You can also contact email@example.com should you have any questions.
Born out of a desire by Siya and Rachel to change narratives of inequality in South Africa, the Kolisi Foundation seeks to support people living in under-resourced communities in South Africa by providing resources, facilitating capacity-building and horizontal learning exchanges and mobilising and advocating for systemic change.
For more information on the Kolisi Foundation, visit www.kolisifoundation.org.