July 01, 2022

Washing Machine Project: Celebrating One Year of Life-Changing Partnerships

The Washing Machine Project (a global charity initiative) and RS Group (an omnichannel provider of product and service solutions) have hit their one-year partnership anniversary, with R4 million in donations to prove their excellence. 

The Washing Machine Project was founded in 2018 and aims to provide manually-operated washing machines to displaced and low-income communities. 

This alleviates the harsh physical impact of hand-washing clothes and the ailments that come from wearing unwashed clothes.

Founder of The Washing Machine Project, Navjot Sawhney, said: “The problem of handwashing clothes is huge, and we can’t combat it alone; we believe in the power of partnerships with a purpose to make our work possible.

“Our partnership with RS Group is key to accelerating our global impact. In a short space of time, we have come a long way in giving people the dignity of clean clothes.”

The RS Group have campaigned on fundraising activities for the project, rallying staff, customers, and suppliers around the world to pledge their support, which has resulted in over R4 million being raised for the project in one year, including their own donation of R1.9 million.

As a result of their work, the project was also able to recently send manually-operated washing machines to Ukrainians who were displaced by the ongoing Russian invasion. 

The two companies have a three-year social impact agreement together – just imagine what the next two years hold.

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