News – Barker Unite

Mandela Day at Kitty & Puppy Haven

  • July 18, 2018 | Written by Nicole Tobias | Category: General, Barker Unite

Kitty and Puppy Haven suffered a fire in early June, and following this disaster, the puppy haven building was left very badly damaged, and the crucial dog food stash was lost too.

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Saint Vincent School For The Deaf - BARKER UNITE Easter Initiative

  • April 01, 2018 | Written by Leanne Panicco | Category: General, Barker Unite

The Barker Unite Easter initiative has come and gone, and we would like to take the opportunity to say thank you!  The Barker Unite team truly appreciates the generosity that was shown through the donation of various non-perishable foods and supplies. These items have gone a long way in helping the lives of those families who struggle to afford meals.

Also, a big thank you to the Barker Insurance for donating three standing fans and Easter Eggs to the school! The Matriculants are also in desperate need of Matric Jackets and the Barkers also donated toward these.

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Barker Unite Christmas for TLC Ministries

  • January 01, 2018 | Category: General, Barker Unite

In December 2017, the Barker Unite team visited the TLC Children’s Home in Eikenhof, Johannesburg for a year end treat for all the children. The Barker Insurance team collected sports takkies for the primary children and balls, toys and some other fun goodies for all the children to enjoy.

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Qhubeka & Barker Unite

  • October 15, 2017 | Written by Louise Forsyth | Category: General, Barker Unite

You may have noticed if you are a frequent reader of our newsletters or visitor to our website, that the Barker Team love doing good deeds, getting involved and giving back. So much so that we created our very own in-house joy givers and love spreaders, the “Barker Unite” team. The Barker Unite Team source people, places and causes that need help throughout the year.

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Barker Unite’s 67 minutes at Princess Alice Adoption Home - Mandela Day 2017

  • July 18, 2017 | Written by Leanne Panicco | Category: General, Barker Unite

Mandela Day – 18th July 2017 is a great opportunity for each of us, however big or small, to make a difference in the world. This year, Barker Unite put together an initiative for the Princess Alice Adoption Home (PAAH); a facility of Jo’burg Child Welfare and a registered Non-Profit Organisation (000-566 NPO) and Public Benefits Organisation.

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Barker “Boxes of Joy” for Thandanani House of Refuge

  • November 17, 2016 | Written by Leanne Panicco | Category: General, Barker Unite

Christmas is such a special time of the year for families and especially children. With this sentiment in mind, Barker Unite selected a project this year at ‘Thandanani, House of Refuge’, a registered charity organisation which falls under the banner of the Kingsway Centre of Concern. Thandanani was established to give hope to the lives of abandoned, abused, orphaned and neglected children. They currently provide refuge for 25 children, who have arrived at Thandanani through the court, school or church, in order to receive aid.

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Mobilising people with Bicycles #Qhubeka

  • July 21, 2016 | Written by Louise Forsyth | Category: General, Events, Barker Unite

The name Qhubeka has been an active topic of late with the Dimension Data Qhubeka Team doing so well at the current Tour De France, what a privilege it was to be part of the Qhubeka Bicycle handover in Orlando East. Sixty shiny and new green Dimension Data Qhubeka Bicycles were handed over to the learners of Selelekele High School at Orlando Communal Hall.

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“Hugs in Mugs” and “Sarmie Army” for Mandela Day 2016

  • July 18, 2016 | Written by Louise Forsyth | Category: General, Barker Unite

The Barker team definitely “spread the love” this morning for their annual Mandela Day 67mins of service. This year’s theme of a “Hug in a Mug”, saw the team put together 67 soup cups which were filled with soup sachets and a sachet of coffee to warm 67 bellies.

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BIB Easter Bunnies visit Nazareth House

  • March 22, 2016 | Written by Nicole Tobias | Category: General, Barker Unite

Barker Insurance BIB Unite team visited Nazareth House on the 22nd of March 2016, just in time to spread some love before the Easter weekend. Nazareth House has become a well-known place of safety for many, including abandoned children, terminally ill and impoverished adults, and the elderly.

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Mobilising people with bicycles can change lives

  • January 20, 2016 | Written by Louise Forsyth | Category: General, Barker Unite

Toward the end of 2015, Redhill student Dominique Pretorius sent out an appeal for a project that the Grade 7’s were assigned. The project was called The Leavers Legacy Project. The motivation of the Leavers Legacy Project is to leave behind something great for others less fortunate.

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