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“It is only in giving of oneself to others that we truly live.” Ethel Percy Andrus

Consider the impact you want to have on the world, and the legacy you wish to leave when you are gone. Giving back need not cost a cent and should not be a burden; it is simply how you choose to make a difference every day.
For one person it may mean volunteering at a charity, or mentoring a disadvantaged child, and for someone else it could be teaching a grandchild to ride a bike, or opening the door for someone with their hands full.

Whether your contribution is large or small, whenever you make a difference in the lives of others, you are giving back. You can enrich your own life by creating today what you want to be remembered for tomorrow.

“Society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they shall never sit in.” – Greek Proverb

Living in a time of global change means that we should be increasingly concerned about the environment and what kind of future we are shaping for our children and grandchildren. We have a responsibility to do as much as we can to ensure that we are creating a sustainable future for all those that come after us. People may think that their tiny contribution could not possibly make a big enough change to matter; or that a wasted paper here and a dripping tap there would never make a noticeable difference in anyone’s life. But with 40-odd million people in this country, we are multiplying every tiny action by a very large number.

The environment is our gift; it provides for us, and provides us with immense beauty and pleasure. Ask yourself if you are doing enough to repay the favour.

Giving to others and our world is the greatest gift we can give ourselves and future generations.

22 08, 2017

Water wonders in the desert

By |2017-08-22T13:30:25+00:00Aug 22, 2017|Give Back|0 Comments

Imagine: pineapples, vineyards and millions of trees growing in the desert … and a million […]

27 07, 2017

Dreams are flying high

By |2017-07-27T15:39:17+00:00Jul 27, 2017|Give Back|0 Comments

Chartered Wealth Solutions client, Jenny Good, works at the Reach For A Dream Foundation, a […]

4 05, 2017

A couple committed to the community

By |2017-05-04T13:27:24+00:00May 4, 2017|Give Back|0 Comments

Meet Hymie and Zanele Shabalala.  They are a […]

30 03, 2017

Eat smart for your health, the planet and your pocket

By |2017-03-31T15:22:49+00:00Mar 30, 2017|Give Back|0 Comments

We who are more privileged devour nearly a ton of food a year. Satisfying our […]

2 03, 2017

Green tips – water in the garden and office

By |2017-03-02T13:50:15+00:00Mar 2, 2017|Give Back|0 Comments

When we understand that water does not come from a tap, and that there is […]

16 11, 2016

Green Tips from Jeunesse Park

By |2016-12-01T09:26:19+00:00Nov 16, 2016|Give Back|0 Comments

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South Africa is an extremely […]

19 09, 2016

What it means to be green

By |2016-12-01T09:26:26+00:00Sep 19, 2016|Give Back|0 Comments

In the media last week, Minister of Water and Sanitation, Nomvula Mokonyane, says her department […]

1 09, 2016

Chartered client, Claire, joins the Breakfast Club!

By |2016-12-01T09:26:26+00:00Sep 1, 2016|Give Back|0 Comments

Sometimes, all it takes is a daily meal to change the trajectory of a life.

Claire […]

1 07, 2016

“We make a life by what we give”

By |2016-12-01T09:26:28+00:00Jul 1, 2016|Give Back|0 Comments

There is a certain calmness about the home of Carl and Santjie Geldenhuys, a quietness […]

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