FAQs

OUR MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

CSI stands for ‘Corporate Social Investment’; which is about companies supporting organisations or initiatives that make a difference in the lives of people who need it most. CSI initiatives can include anything from donating money or goods, investing in education, food security to healthcare support etc.

TFG Foundation disbursed funds totalling R6 966 947 across 49 organisations, nationally, in our past financial year.

Organisations’ activities/programmes need to be aligned to TFG’s CSI strategy, which is to Educate to Empower, and also need to align with TFG’s core values before we consider partnering with them.

At TFG, most of the CSI impact we have is in the form of financial assistance, which mainly comes from TFG Foundation. We have already selected a few partners and will work with them to provide funding over a long period ensuring that our funding makes a significant impact on their organisation and the people who benefit from them. As a result our funding has already been allocated.

Our resources have already been allocated to NGOs and NPOs who we partner with on our long-term projects, as part of our strategy to ‘Educate to Empower’. As a result, we do not hand out donations or provide ad hoc sponsorships on request.

TFG houses 22 retail brands (@home, @homelivingspace, American Swiss, Charles & Keith, Colette, Donna, Duesouth, Exact, Fabiani, The FIX, Foschini, G-Star Raw, hi, Markham, Mat & May, Next, Phase Eight, SODA Bloc, sportscene, Sterns, Totalsports and Whistles) whose contact details can be found on each of their respective websites – click on the brand logos at the bottom of this page to be directed to any of these websites.

Unfortunately we are unable to donate any clothing items or event goodie bag items, as all of our resources are already allocated to our other CSI projects.

Customers have the option of donating R5 towards TFG’s CSI projects with any online purchase via TFG’s online stores: @home, Duesouth, Duesouth Escapes, Fabiani, Foschini For Beauty, hi, Markham , Relay, sportscene and Totalsports. Visit www.tfg.co.za or any of TFG's online stores for more information.

TFG aims to uplift all communities in all African countries that we trade in. We have so far sponsored CSI projects in Namibia, Ghana and Zambia, and aim to expand further with our CSI projects into Africa in the upcoming year.

We are proud of the fact that we train unemployed women to sew blankets in our very own factory, Prestige Caledon. We therefore do not outsource this skill to external organisations.

We partner with UWC and Fedisa only on our bursary programmes. Please contact these institutions directly for more information: www.fedisa.co.za; www.uwc.ac.za

 

Send an email to csi@tfg.co.za to reach TFG’s CSI team.