When the original Treetops Mission Statement was inscribed in 1989, we tried to capture our commitment to social responsibility with the words “Making South Africa a better place for all”.
Since then we’ve had the privilege to be involved in a number of initiatives. Some of the most memorable and outstanding was our involvement with:
- The Reach for a Dream Foundation
- Oliver House
- Ditshego House of Laughter
The three NGO’s mentioned have one thing in common; “Children – the future of our Country”
One of our most meaningful involvements was the the “Hanover Park Men’s Project”. James Eckley, a then Consultant (and now an Associate) lead the project and trained Men’s volunteers to break the vicious cycle of violence and crime. It is only when one is directly involved in the Community that one sees the devastating effect of poverty and abuse. More than 60% of the Adults in Hanover Park are without work. We believe that the Community is still plucking the fruits of James’ intense involvement.
Lately we are more involved with the Ditshego House of Laughter and the Khuluma Family Counselling Centre. Both are Ministries of the Westview Methodist Church. Our annual proceeds of the Treetops Network Day have, since 2010, has been donated to Ditshego, bringing laughter and hope to, especially, the 8+ children held in the Heuweloord Place of Safety.
The Khuluma Family Counselling Centre delivers family and trauma counselling services to the Communities of Centurion, Mamelodi, Olievenhoutbosch and Mooiplaas. It is actively involved with Trauma Counselling at the Police Stations in these Communities and the volunteers often put themselves at risk to actively demonstrate their care for the victims. Treetops, specifically assisted with facilitating Khuluma’s (previously Ithemba) strategy and with the Leadership Training and Development of their Senior Managers and Counsellors. Our Managing Director, Johan Greeff, is the current Chairman Khuluma.