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I remember a saying from my childhood in South Africa - ‘Ubuntu’ - which translates to ‘I am because we are’ or, roughly translated, ‘human kindness’. If you have this quality then you are known for your generosity.” – Maddy

 “Being grateful for all that we have, and giving back whenever possible, has always been of great importance to our family.” - Caroline

In the spirit of tradition, and with SASS’ continued support, we are able to continue giving back to the things that matter most.


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Established in 2003 in Johannesburg, South Africa, Hlumelelisa is a program designed to teach offenders, parolees and people at risk to work with nature. The program focuses on assisting offenders to regain their humanity; self-respect; and develop a sense of hope. By taking responsibility for living plants, offenders learn to take responsibility for themselves, their environment and their futures – Hlumelelisa, doesn’t just grow plants, it grows people. The offenders use these skills to become productive citizens outside the prison system, and to secure employment.

“You can take the heart out of Africa but you can’t take Africa out of the heart.”

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Jeans n’ Scrubs:
This event supports the hospitals in our region as well as the Hospice of Waterloo Region

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Box Art Show:
The Box Art Show is a unique regional art show and sale for local artists that explores the historical roots of creativity and ingenuity and contributes to visual arts education and awareness in our community.