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Chippa Give Back To Community With Poverty Alleviation Initiative

Chippa United Give Back To The Community

By Masebe Qina - Feb 23, 2018 06:47 PM

Chippa United are giving back to the community with a poverty alleviation initiative. 

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The Chilli Boys, who are preparing to host Orlando Pirates this weekend, are in partnership with non-profit organization, Meals on Wheels.

The Eastern Cape club are calling on fans from both Chippa and Pirates to bring along non-perishable items to the stadium to donate to the cause on matchday.

Chippa will host Bucs at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Sunday.

Contacted for comment, Luthando ‘Trompies’ Zibeko, who is the Marketing and Communications manager at Chippa, explained to the Siya crew how the initiative has come about.  

 
“The initiative has been motivated by the plight of our people in the province in the sense that in the Eastern Cape you still get a lot of people that go to bed without food. Chippa United is part of the community and our supporters are a part of what we are doing. Chippa United is not a club that is in isolation. The challenges that affect us are the same challenges that affect households in the Eastern Cape. Chippa United is the pride of the province. This is our contribution to rally the football community behind alleviating poverty,” said Zibeko.

“Also, we are hoping that through this initiative we will inspire other organisations and football clubs to do the same. We call upon our supporters to support the initiative,” he added. 

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“We have extended a courtesy call to Orlando Pirates to say we have this initiative. I am sure that Pirates supporters will heed the call and bring tinned food on Sunday. We know that our people – through the spirit of Ubuntu – want to make a contribution. Tomorrow (Friday) we will be at Greenacres mall where people can drop the stuff. The team will be there from 11h30 to 14h00. The stuff will also be collected from all the major entrance points to the stadium on Sunday. Food will not be allowed inside the stadium. The handover of the tins of food collected will be done in KwaZakhele (Port Elizabeth),” concluded the club official. 


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sizwehoni@gmail.com Joined: 28 Aug 2017
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sizwehoni@gmail.com Feb 24, 2018 07:51 AM
Yep good one chippa kamnandi akunyanzelwa mntu.asiphelelanga kushota uchippa!!
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Munangwangwa Feb 23, 2018 10:42 PM
Chippa is doing a great job.. you can only give from a cup that overflows guys.. if you can't donate just keep your mouth shut nikka
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Banda.com Feb 23, 2018 10:23 PM
Mr Mpengesi you call your self a church man but u can't even do one charity on your own stop embarrassing Universal church Sir
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the controvercial Joined: 12 Nov 2015
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the controvercial Feb 23, 2018 09:19 PM
They should not use charity to make money or use supporters.They should be donating to the charity and use their own money for that. IT'S A BIGGEST SHAME.THEY GET SPONSORED FROM THE SAME SUPPORTERS TAX MONEY and then they want more from the poor and VAT went up to 15%.VERY POOR DECISION FROM THE MAN WHO IS A CHAIRMAN,COACH PRO,PLAYER etc.etc.as we have seen live on TV when he lifted the TROPHY FIRST before his CAPTAIN. THE PSL SHOULD INVESTIGATE BCOZ THIS MIGHT BRING THE LEAGUE IN A BAD LIGHT.
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the controvercial Feb 23, 2018 09:07 PM
This club is a joke,they are asking the poor supporters to donate and at the same time to buy tickets. It should be done differently.If you have a tin you watch the game free of charge. IS CHIPPA UTD BROKE?
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Sundowns Ngu Jikelele Feb 23, 2018 08:02 PM
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