JET Stores, a subsidiary of Edgars Stores Limited has handed over ZWL400 000 to KidzCan towards the management of childhood cancer.
The organization also rallied its customers to buy KidzCan branded masks in commemoration of Orange Month, and cancer tees with donations being channelled to KidzCan.
Speaking on the donation, Edgars Group Spokesperson, Ms Rumbie Dzimba said,”KidzCan is one of Jet`s main CSI partners since 2019. Annually the Jet brand donates in the form of financial aid to assist in the fight against Kids cancer and also aid the organisation’s operations.
The partnership is not only hinged on encouraging customers to participate through buying from a select product range for a cause, Jet also aims to raise awareness on the cancers affecting children. This assists communities at large to get more cancer information and knowledge on what they can do to assist in KidzCan`s initiatives.”
Jet is a subsidiary of Edgars Stores Limited. The Group’s CSR program – Edgars Helping Hands focuses on four of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, namely; Good Health and Well-being, Quality Education, Responsible consumption and production and Partnership for the goals.
This initiative with KidzCan falls in two quadrants; Good Health and well-being and Partnership for the goals.
“Through the Jet Chain, Edgars Stores Limited commits to continue building this partnership to ensure the children suffering from cancer and families afflicted by cancer are assisted as much as possible. We also pledge to continue to involve our customers in the conversations around cancer to ensure we spread as much awareness around the communities that we serve.
“As we hand over this cheque, we acknowledge that it is a drop in the ocean given the mammoth task KidzCan faces in meeting the needs of the brave little children afflicted by the disease. We anticipate the funds will be channelled towards need areas to give the children some comfort,” said Ms Dzimba.
She added that this year, their commitment is to run a similar initiative in their stores during Orange month.