22 September 2009 - Bayer CropScience employees have been busy cleaning out their wardrobes in an effort to collect clothing and footwear to donate to Mahboba’s Promise, an Australian not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping the women, widows, children and orphans of Afghanistan who have been disenfranchised by decades of war and civil unrest.
Mahboba’s Promise aims to provide effective overseas development aid to disadvantaged people in Afghanistan where poverty and insecurity are deeply entrenched. The organisation, with the help of many individuals and businesses, aims to improve vocational training and education and will also establish schools, health clinics and community facilities.
Craig Pensini and his wife, Di, have been involved with Mahboba’s Promise for several years. Through the Pensini family and as part of Bayer’s corporate social responsibility program (Give), Bayer CropScience has been a sponsor of Mahboba’s Promise for a number of years.
This year, the Give program has donated $500 towards the cost of postage to send the second-hand women and children’s clothing and footwear to widows and orphans in Afghanistan. The collection boxes at Hawthorn filled rapidly, as Bayer CropScience staff generously donated pre-loved clothing and footwear items to this very worthy cause.
Pictured: Craig Pensini, Product Manager, donating some of his clothing to Mahboba's Promise.
Fleur Wilkins, Communication Manager
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