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Trust in the care of NIVEA


A heading that just makes sense… Trust in the care of NIVEA

For so many years now, I have trusted in the care of NIVEA for me and my family. The products have been around for as long as I can remember. My mother used NIVEA and now I use it for myself and my children. But there is a bigger meaning to the words “Trust in the care of NIVEA”.

Did you know that NIVEA has supported a community situated in Umtwalume, KwaZulu-Natal, through financial support of Thanda, a non-profit organisation, every time you buy a NIVEA skincare product it enables the brand to give back to this community.

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Thanda provides valuable support for the local community through an Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre and after-school programs. Research shows that 90% of brain development happens before the age of five, which is why ECD programs are vital, yet less than 16% of children in KwaZulu-Natal have access to these.  At the Thanda Community Centre, children not only receive a hot meal and participate in educational and stimulating programs, but also find a safe place to play. The centre hosts the only library and playground in the area, an Agricultural Development program, with its number one drawcard – the skate park!

How awesome is it that you can buy your iconic NIVEA products and know that a little bit goes towards a good cause. Helps stimulate little minds and keep little tummies fed! The Community Centre is now able to stay open 7 days a week where as previously it was only available 5 days. The Thanda Centre was able to serve 73 347 meals to children in 2016 with the help of NIVEA. These little ones have a safe and educational place to spend their time.


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Visit the Trust in the Care of NIVEA Mall Activation’s this Winter:

If you buy any two NIVEA products in store, you can visit the NIVEA Activation stand (see participating malls below) where you will receive a free mini NIVEA Creme tin and mini Protect & Care deo, a gorgeous vanity bag plus a free hand massage.


KZN –   20th & 21st of May 2017 – Umlazi Mega City

GAUTENG – 27TH & 28TH of May 2017 – Menlyn Park Shopping Centre

                      3rd of June 2017 – Southgate Shopping Centre

4th of June 2017 – Maponya

10th & 11th of June 2017 – Mabopane Central City

17th & 18th of June 2017 – Westgate Shopping Centre

 POLOKWANE – 23rd of June 2017 – Bela Mall

                           25th of June 2017 – Mall of the North

WESTERN CAPE – 1st & 2nd of July 2017 – Canal Walk

                                 8th of July 2017 – Somerset Mall

9th of July 2017 – Liberty Promenade

15th & 16th of July 2017 – N1 City

          Now for a GIVEAWAY! Win 1 of 2 NIVEA Creme hampers!

The prize is a beautiful NIVEA tin containing 1 X NIVEA Rich Nourishing Body Lotion, (250ml), 1 X NIVEA Protect & Care Antiperspirant Roll on (50ml), 1 X NIVEA Creme (150ml). Pictured above. I have two tins to give away! :)

Giveaway Rules:

  1. Go join the Pretty Messy Mellon Facebook Group (the group, not the page) and comment on the giveaway post HERE, telling me what you think of NIVEA and their support of the Thanda centre. Share this post so that we can spread the word of the good work NIVEA is doing. You can include in your comment on the group post, where you have shared it.

If you are a little lost.. Here is the link to the group:

  1. This Giveaway is only open to SA residents!
  2. Winners will be chosen by means of random draw on the 29th of May
  3. If you have won one of my Giveaways in the last 3 months then you can’t enter, please give others a chance to get lucky. :)



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  1. MERRILENE says:

    I simply love Nivea, there are my favourite brand because it keeps my skin moistured all day. Their support of the Thanda centre is simply amazing. Young children are able to live their lives and see a good future.

  2. MERRILENE says:

    also shared on facebook, holding thumbs

  3. Kelly Jennings says:

    In a world like ours every little bit of help to those who really need it is appreciated especially when it comes to children. They the most at risk at the moment followed by woman so when there is an organization that aims to change that then they deserve the higest credit

  4. Megan Hartwig says:

    I believe that any donation is rad, and it is great to highlight the brands and products that do a whole lot of good year-round. So the next time I treat myself or a loved one to a beauty buy, I will consider these products that go beyond the bottom line to make this world a better place for us all.

  5. Rosha Chetty says:

    I truly appreciate that Nivea is supporting this great cause. I adore and will support Nivea for years to come. Well done Nivea

  6. Rumbarani Naidoo says:

    I love that Nivea is showing it’s social responsibility to the Thanda Centre. Nivea has and will always be my number one!!Liked and shared on Facebook.

  7. Bronwyn Carr says:

    Love Nivea but more for what they do for the community. I’m a firm believer what you give you shall reap….their standards live by that!

  8. Nailah says:

    Giving back always leaves a warm feeling of accomplishment all forms of charity be it big or small impact the recipient as well as the giver. The young ones are our future and what better way than to teach them by example love this initiative. #NiveaCares

  9. Alicia Buckle says:

    I truly commend a company that has the heart to give back to those in need. This initiative is a positive light in a world of gloom. I’m positive the children appreciate the love and care that goes into the hot meals prepared for them not to mention the safe haven where they can just be children, having fun and learning. Thank you Nivea for all you do ♥

    1. Alicia Buckle says:

      I shared on Twitter ☺ @AliciaBuckle2

    2. Melissa says:

      numbering comments for random draw, #20

  10. Khethiwe N Dladla says:

    They say a heart that gives … is the heart that recieves . What nivea is doing is priceless. For contunuous growth there must be a support from our community , people as well as brands. For a big brands that cares .. Nivea to intervene is spreading the endless love of support it exceptional. It shows that buying their brand , we not buying them .. their luxurious life but we are supporting the community that is in need like Thanda community centre which is a gift . I say continue Nivea.

  11. kamilah francis says:

    Nivea a is one of my favorite products,tried and trusted through the years for soft skin especially in Winter!

  12. kamilah francis says:

    Nivea a is one of my favorite products,tried and trusted through the years for soft skin especially in Winter! Nivea is doing awesome work at the Thanda centre,giving a safe home for the kids.

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