The Hollywood Foundation is on a mission of granting wishes through various CSI projects in different regions. In October, the Team from the Waterkant St Branch visited the Cape Town Central City Improvement District (CCID) to hand over gardening tools, overalls, gloves, 30 chairs, a table, a non-magnetic flipchart, whiteboard markers and soccer balls, to support the CCID’s PEP work-based rehabilitation project on the Foreshore and assist participants to carry out their work.
This was after Area Manager Emma Dove approached the CCID asking for a “wish list”. The Purple Team was happy to grant all items requested. The CCID was established in 2000 and was the first City Improvement District of its kind in South Africa. The CCID is funded by property owners to provide complementary urban management services to a specific geographic area. These services include supporting and augmenting the City of Cape Town’s safety and cleaning efforts in the Central City, ensuring that the environment is well managed, that social development issues are addressed, and that the central city is promoted as a leading business destination. Tara Gerardy, the CCID Social Development Manager, said that the CSI initiative contribution will make an immense difference because their budgets are limited.