Local retail store celebrates Mandela Day with local foundation

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Employees of Pick n Pay Busy Corner Mall spent their 67 minutes of Mandela Day at the Love of God Disability Foundation based in Lusaka Business Park, Ivory Park.

Mandela Day is about instilling a culture of service that lasts beyond the 67 minutes set aside on July 18 each year.

Pick n Pay Busy Corner Mall employees plant vegetables at the Love of God Disability Foundation. Photo: Supplied

Pick n Pay Busy Corner installed an irrigation system for the home on July 13 and the work to give back continued on Mandela Day.

The local store also donated 12 bags of compost, two bags of bone meal, 20 trays of various seedlings and many seeds.

Some of the vegetables that were planted included cabbage, spinach, spring onion, red onion, beets, kale and lettuce.

Pick n Pay Busy Corner Mall employees spend their 67 minutes of service at The Love of God Disability Foundation. Photo: Supplied

Pick n Pay management hoped the house would also supply the store with vegetables after they were harvested.

“The Love of God Disability Foundation is a fantastic organization that does incredible work in the community. I hope Pick n Pay Busy Corner can offer them some well-deserved support and I hope the surrounding community can do the same,” said Alexander Georghiades, Deputy Store Manager Pick n Pay.

“My long-term hope is that the foundation can grow vegetables for Pick n Pay Busy Corner and become one of many local, sustainable suppliers.”

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