Evernu in the Press: Daily News
A local plastic manufacturer and a cereal company have answered the Daily News Milk Fund's plea to help supply destitute crèches with eating utensils.
The Milk Fund had noticed that in most creches in KwaZulu-Natal, children shared bowls, cups and spoons - which was unhygienic.
Andrew Taylor, the fund spokesman, said a partnership had been formed with Evernu Plastics of Durban to supply plastic bowls and cups to 98 creches and pre-schools which the Milk Fund supports.
"Evernu has donated 25 000 bowls and cups which we will distribute throughout 2015," he said.
That's not all, said Taylor. To complete the set of eating utensils, "the Future Life Foundation has agreed to supply 25 000 plastic spoons".
Future Life Foundation's Julika Falconer said the plight of the crèches tugged at her heartstrings.
Muhammad Siddiq Jakhura, the owner of Evernu Plastics, said the company would donate more than R100 000 during the course of this year to initiatives that promoted both the well-being and education of the emerging generation.
"It is a pleasure for Evernu Plastics to be afforded the opportunity of fulfilling a part of its corporate social responsibility," he said.
The Asherville-based company manufactures and supplies a range of more than 300 locally produced plastic houseware products from their sites in KwaDukuza and Isithebe.
The crèches will receive the much-needed supplies when the Milk Fund distributes powdered milk and Future Life porridge. This year's campaign kicks off on Monday, with the distribution of 6 000 cups and bowls to creches and pre-schools on the KZN South Coast.
Evernu Plastics is one of the leading suppliers to the South African market and exporters of houseware, kitchenware and baby care products in South Africa.
Having started as Nu Plastics (Pty Ltd) in 1980 and now as Evernu, the company's brands have been on the market for 31 years. Evernu supports the "Green Initiative" and is environmental friendly.
"Many of the products are made with recycled material," Jakhura said.