Naked Insurance through the Naked Difference Programme recently donated around R250,000 to six South African non-profit organisations for the first time. The programme shares money left in the company’s claims pool at the end of each year with social causes chosen by customers
The six NPOs that received donations are:
1.Christel House, a non-profit school in Cape Town that works to transform the lives of children living in poverty. They will use the cash donation to buy face masks, face shields, cleaning products, equipment to sanitise classrooms and buses, and equipment for screening and sanitising students and staff before they enter school buses and the campus.
“We are proud of our partnership with Naked. We will use the funds from the Naked Difference programme to purchase essential Covid-related hygiene supplies and personal protective equipment to safeguard our 731 students,” said Adri Marais, CEO of Christel House South Africa.
2.Cotlands, a non-profit early childhood development organisation will be using the funds to buy resources and supplies for its early learning playgroups and toy libraries in under-resourced communities.
3.Door of Hope, a charity that cares for abandoned babies will use the payment to provide for the continued quality of general care and wellbeing of 68 babies in its supervision, including essential purchases like food, milk, medicines, toiletries, and play therapy.
4.Greenpop, a registered NPO which works to restore ecosystems and empower environmental stewards will use the donation has funded the planting of 158 trees in Hogsback State Forest, Eastern Cape, as part of the Forests for Life: Wild Bird Trust project.
Carla Wessels, Partnerships and Communications Manager at Greenpop, said: “With every R120 contribution, we can plant a tree in one of our forest restoration projects across Sub-Saharan Africa.”
5.Living Legends, which implements sport and life skills programmes for impoverished youth, will put the payment to work in its curriculum-based physical education and life skill programmes in primary schools.
6.Oscars Arc, which runs the Woof Project, a pop-up adoption initiative for shelter dogs will use the donation to buy food and bedding for shelter dogs.
“These are early days for the Naked Difference, but as our business grows, we expect to be able to pay more and more to causes and communities in the years when claims are lower than expected. We are excited about the opportunity to grow our contribution to communities in the years to come,” said Sumarie Greybe, co-founder of Naked Insurance.