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Inospace gifts local NPO with 15 months of free office space

Not-for-profit social enterprise Relate Bracelets has been gifted with more than a year of free office space. Founder Lauren Gillis hailed the benevolence of business parks operator Inospace as proof that "when we stand together, we can overcome whatever challenges we encounter".
Inospace gifts local NPO with 15 months of free office space

Through the sale of its bracelets, Relate has to date raised over R60m for more than 110 charities, but like similar organisations, Relate has felt the negative effects of the financial fallout due to the coronavirus pandemic. Yet, remarks CEO Neil Robinson, initiatives against poverty and poverty-related diseases have arguably never before been as important as they are at this critical time.

“We are extremely fortunate to have been given this opportunity to continue doing our all-important work,” Robinson said, adding that the 15-month partnership with Inospace will help ensure Relate continues its task of raising money for charities and creating jobs for the underprivileged uninterrupted.

Inospace gifts local NPO with 15 months of free office space

New home in Paarden Eiland

Relate’s new home is at Inospace’s Island Works office park in Paarden Eiland, Cape Town. The partnership has its roots in a charity event attended by Gillis and Jodi Sher, Inospace marketing director. Inspired by the important work Relate does, she proposed to Inospace CEO Rael Levitt that Inospace support them with free office space.

“We fully support the amazing work they have done since 2010 and are proud to be able to play a small part in the future success of this unique social enterprise model which lives by the motto of 100% for good. Inospace isn’t just a property fund. We have heart, an ethic that is built into our DNA,” said Sher.

“Organisations like Relate need our support now more than ever, so they can continue not only dispensing services to our most vulnerable citizens, but also sharing their recipe for success as we all try to do our part to keep on helping them to help others.”

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