Benefit beyond our bottom-line

Mould Empower Serve (MES) is an inner city non-governmental organisation (NGO), changing the hearts of South African metropolitan cities.
Stone blankets are welcome winter warmers at MES crèches.

Making a difference

Mould Empower Serve (MES)

Mould Empower Serve (MES) is a Christian social development organisation that has been changing the heart of the city since 1986 and has been actively working towards providing sustainable solutions to pervasive poverty in the inner city of Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Kempton Park. The initial vision for MES was born in 1986 when the Johannesburg East Dutch Reformed Church started with an outreach programme that handed out food parcels to the homeless and unemployed community of Hillbrow. In 1989 the project registered as a Section 21 company (1989/004921/08) with an independent Board of Directors. Currently the organization is a registered Not for Profit Company (1989/004921/08), NPO (023 603), PBO (RG/0012/09/04) and has Section 18 A (tax benefit) status.

MES facilitates professional services to vulnerable or at risk individuals, families and communities. The core services are implemented in each branch depending on the need of the community and available resources. An integrated approach is followed ensuring holistic service delivery contributing to restoration and empowerment where a model of Intake/prevention; intervention and sustainable exit is followed.

MES is a pro bono strategy and communication client of Stone and Stone Chief Executive serves as the Board member responsible for Fundraising and Marketing on the Board of Directors of MES.

Visit the MES website
MES debit order form

Nation Builder

A Nation Builder is passionate about our country, realises its immense potential and is committed to investing – responsibly, generously and strategically – in the future of our nation. A Nation Builder acknowledges that our future is inseparable from the future of our country. Nation building is the responsibility of all South Africans. Nation Builder members are businesses who have not only committed their companies to good giving principles, but they are also actively involved in assisting high-quality NGOs and projects to maximise the potential of our country and its people. Nation Builder membership represents leadership, commitment and initiative shown by strategically investing in the future of our nation. Stone is proud to be a Nation Builder business.
The Nation Builder Story
The Good Giving Journey
The Nation Builder NPO Starter Kit


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The Go-Giver

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