Big heart for people and pets
Havilah Designer Jewellers lends helping hand to local charities
Havilah Designer Jewellers, situated in Walmer, Port Elizabeth, organised a successful charity venture in December 2015, where they donated 10% of in-house brand sales to two local charities - Love Story and Port Elizabeth Animal Rescue.
These charities were chosen, as by doing so, Havilah contributed to the needs of both destitute people and animals.
“Havilah has a heart for charity and we believe that if every small business does a little bit, it will make a big difference for those who need the help. We feel that it’s important for everyone to do what they can,” Sheyna, Havilah’s PR said.
“We chose December, because Christmas, being the season for giving, was a great time to help the needy,” she added.
This is the second December Havilah have run this charity drive for these two charities. The first one resulted in each charity receiving R13 000.
Love Story, is a charity with a lot of facets, such as feeding schemes, where they manage soup kitchens, hand out grocery parcels and make sandwiches for school children who don’t have lunch. They also do community upliftment, donate clothing, toys, hospital handouts and do early child development projects, throughout Nelson Mandela Bay.
They rely mainly on donations, and representative for Love Story, Anita Boucher said “this donation will help us continue to reach out to the people and continue the extent of our reach.”
P.E.A.R is run by three volunteers, Estelle Timms, Cindy Ferreira and Nikki Pollak. They started rescuing, re-homing and rehabilitating dogs in 2011, and eventually started sponsoring sterilisations, mainly for those who could not afford it.
In 2014, the municipal pound burnt down. No dogs were hurt, however, P.E.A.R now have no shelter facilities and are forced to rely on foster homes. Their main focus is on sterilisation. Last year (2015) they sterilised over 200 dogs in the poorer areas, 52 of which were sterilised thanks to Havilah’s previous donation.
P.E.A.R rely mainly on donations from the public, and do raffles to raise money. Estelle said that they are so grateful for Havilah’s donation, as it will go a long way in sterilising more dogs.
This year, each charity received a wonderful R15 000, thanks to Havilah’s generosity. Havilah plan to run this drive every December for the foreseeable future.
Havilah is a family business, established in 1996. They manufacture quality, custom designed and handcrafted jewellery, from diamond engagement rings to wedding bands, birthday and anniversary gifts or something special for any occasion.
Havilah stock international jewellery brands: Pandora, Nomination, Engelsrufer, Bering, and Rochet.