For a couple of years now our partner, Purple Group, have been driving an Agile HR environment. Encouraging their team mates to “just start” and to make a difference.

The agile HR environment runs on a few of the principles listed here – no hierarchy, transparency, multi-disciplinary team, constant learning, failing forward, testing small initiatives, and communication.

One of the initiatives that the Purple Group have started and are fully engaged in is the #PurpleShoeBoxGift.

They have committed themselves to helping disadvantaged people living in an abandoned shelter outside Turffontein, Johannesburg, and they would like to enlist your help.

The shelter desperately needs to improve the living conditions of the residents and clean sanitary facilities. There are hundreds of displaced people living at the shelter, ranging from 6-month-old babies to elderly individuals. They want to help bring a greater sense of dignity to these people in a dire time of need. Every action, every donation will help make a difference.

As the festive season approaches the Purple Group team is playing Santa. They are collecting toys, new & old, wrapped in shoeboxes to gift to the underprivileged children at the shelter.

How can you contribute?

You join in and support the initiative by visiting this landing page and completing the form to make a pledge of R300. Alternative you can make your own #PurpleShoeBoxGift, and help bring joy to these children’s festive season.

Here the guideline on how to make your own #PurpleShoeBoxGift:

1. Find an empty shoebox

2. Wrap or decorate the shoebox

3. Fill the box with gifts

4. Label the box underneath (e.g. “for Girl or Boy aged 6.”)

The deadline for creating your own #PurpleShoeBoxGift is 13 December.

Your donations can be dropped off at the Purple Group offices OR given to one of their staff members to bring into the office.

Find out more about the project here.

The Purple Group have also just released their 2019 Financial Year End results. Purple Group had a great year all round.

Group revenue increased by 40% whilst costs were contained at 6%. Overall this resulted in a 64% decline in the basic loss per share.

Read the full results here.