Think Global, Act Local
Casewise is a global organization with a vision to leave the world a better place. We do that by developing and delivering solutions that improve business efficacy. In addition, we do that by embracing and encouraging our employees to play active roles volunteering in serving the local communities where we work and where we live.
Through our people, technology innovations and philanthropic partnerships, Casewise will continue to strive to leave our indelible DNA on the organizations in which we support.
Here are some of the charitable organizations we support:
Lennox Children's Cancer Fund
When Alexandre Wentzo, the Casewise CEO, heard a story of a young local child named Alec, who was stricken with brain cancer, he was moved to get involved with Lennox. Through his generous support, “Alec’s Pad” (a brand new playground) was built that brought a permanent smile to the face of Alec.
The Lennox was set up in 1992 with the primary aim of supporting hospitals with children’s cancer wards by providing specialist equipment, refurbishments, toys and children’s parties. Over time it was recognised that there was very little direct support available for families with a child fighting cancer. Although supporting hospitals is still very much a part of the Lennox ethos, the charity has grown to be able to offer more direct support to the families who are most in need. It now offers practical, emotional and financial support through two main projects; Care Grants and Respite Breaks.
Hope and Aid Direct
As Casewise expands our business throughout the globe, we have the great fortune of meeting many remarkable people in growing markets, as well as many others who are much less fortunate. Simply put, expansion allows us to see more. And when we can see more, we can do more.
In October, a team at Casewise, including Chairman Bernard Fisher and Casewise CEO Alexandre Wentzo, volunteered with Hope and Aid Direct. They took a two week journey traveling from England to Kosovo to donate food, clothing, medical supplies and educational items.
Founded in 1999 Hope and Aid Direct is a 100% voluntary, humanitarian aid charity whose team members raise their own funds, obtain donations of aid, transport that aid in convoys of lorries twice a year, and give it out directly into the hands of the people who need it the most.
Khayelitsha Nursery - South Africa
Khayelitsha is Cape Town’s largest and fastest growing township and is experiencing mass poverty with many of its residents living in shacks with no electricity or running water.
The nursery in Khayelitsha is an essential resource where parents leave their children, from as young as four months, at 5am while they go to Cape Town and find work. However, conditions are unsafe and with only three rooms and one table for the children to use at the center the children are vulnerable and at risk.
The FIFA World Cup visited the country in 2010 and significant investment was made in the major cities and sporting venues but many of the country’s other townships off the main commuting roads have been neglected.
CEO Alexandre Wentzo visited Khayelitsha last year and was so amazed by the immense poverty he witnessed that he is now fundraising to build a new nursery to help invest in the futures of the children living there today to help provide a better quality of life for future generations.