Winter Warmth 2012

It's that time of the year again where hunger and cold collectively causes intolerable suffering to already compromised men, women and children throughout our country. The years of travel through every corner of South Africa has exposed the unbelievable poverty, the cold floors, the absence of food, shoes, clothing, blankets and heating in general. We've even experienced death through hunger as witnessed in the Verdwaal region last year. Winter Warmth to us is not only about the distribution of new quality blankets but the distribution of new shoes, clothing, scarves, beanies, jerseys and whatever we can acquire that keeps people warm. The distribution of hot nutritious meals at the various sites where recipients collect their blankets undeniably confirms the necessity to combine feeding with blanket distribution. The sight of so many hungry and malnourished individuals not only in rural areas but within city metro's that boast huge economies is inconsistent with the wealth and resources that South Africa possesses.

Our 2012 Winter Warmth campaign launches in 3rd Street, Alexandra tomorrow at 1pm.
It coincides with the 100 year anniversary of Alexandra township. We have opted not to have an exclusive media partner as many media nationally have expressed a willingness to participate in this year's programme which will be rolled out throughout South Africa as is standard practice with us. Generous offers of new quality blankets and cash to purchase the blankets that Gift of the Givers procures and distributes at a cost of R50 each have already started streaming in. Dali Tambo (People of the South), Talk Radio 702, Highveld 94.7, Alex fm and several media will be at the launch. The campaign then moves to Limpopo on Thursday, 10 May 2012, with full participation from Capricorn fm and other interested groups.

Corporates, smaller companies, professionals, individuals and various groups that usually support our campaign can continue to do as in previous years, contributing R50 per blanket or donating new blankets, clothes, food and related items. Cash contributions to Gift of the Givers, Standard Bank, A/C 052137228, Branch Code 057525. For details on the Alex launch contact Allauddin on Cel. 0836677179. All other details 0800786777
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24/08/2012 - Impendle Women

24/08/2012 - Impendle Women

GOTG distributes 200 Blankets and Personal Hygiene Packs to women in Impendle who are experiencing poverty and unemployment. 200 women were also served a wholesome meal organised by Zibuse Wonderful Dlamini who works closely with the women. These women were reminded of their worth and the integral role they play in society. They were motivated to rise above their challenges by starting small

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08/08/2012 - Snow Rescue

08/08/2012 - Snow RescueCourageous men and women of ER 24 & the SAPS were on a rescue mission to assist families and truck drivers who were caught up in the snow on the N3 between Howick and Villiers. As beautiful as the snow was the people were in danger for their lives due to the severe cold and having no access to food nor water. GOTG was immediately called to assist and we provided the people with Blankets to
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02/08/2012 - Rainbow Homes

02/08/2012 - Rainbow Homes

The distribution at Rainbow Homes in Pietermaritzburg went well with 35 elderly excited to receive their Winter Warmth parcel. Their pension is not enogh to cover their expenses and this much need aid for the home was greatly appreciated.

GOTG distributes:

  • 35 Blankets
  • 2 x 10 Rice
  • 6 x 750ml Cooking Oil
  • 4 x 500g Rama Margarine
  • 2 x 1.8 Knorr Soup
  • 12 Cans of Tin Fish
  • 12 Cans of Tin Beans

Total Project Value:

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11/07/2012 - Willowfontein Community

11/07/2012 - Willowfontein CommunityWillowfontein community kids receive 60 Blankets and Soup Packs. Each pack consisted of:
  • 60 Soup Packs
  • 2 x 60g Knorrox Chilli Beef Soup
  • 60g Knorr Minestrone Soup
  • 8 x 50g Robertsons Chakalaka Seasoning
  • 3 x 60g Knorr Minestrone Soup
  • 50g Rajah Curry Powder
  • 4 x 20g Knorr Cup A Soup

Total Project Value: R 18 000.00

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17/08/2012 - Mshwathi Women

17/08/2012 - Mshwathi Women

In recognition of womens month GOTG distributes 400 Blankets & Personal Hygiene Packs to the impoverished women of Mshwathi, KZN. The Cramond Clinic was used as a venue for this distribution and the clinic room was lit up with joy as each women received the much needed parcels.

Total Project Value: R140 000.00


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08/08/2012 - Abalindi Welfare Society

08/08/2012 - Abalindi Welfare Society

On a rainy winters morning GOTG arrives at the small community of Amatikwe in Inanda. Within the walls of the Abalindi Welfare Society, a home for the old and frail as well as mentally, physically challenged and destitute children, everyone is singing and dancing to the wonderful sound of music played by the SAPS band. The home has a bakery, gardening project and a crèche.They receive a susidy

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03/08/2012 - Thembalethu Womens Group

03/08/2012 - Thembalethu Womens GroupThe women of Thembalethu have taken a stand against poverty and are empowering themselves by sewing and gardening. Making ends meet is something they would have to deal with normally, however Gift of the Givers assists this group by providing seeds and fabric on a regular basis and now the women are able to sustain for not only themselves but for their families too.

This time GOTG distributes:
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24/07/2012 - Manor Gardens

24/07/2012 - Manor GardensManor Gardens in Pietermaritzburg comprises of many families who rely on government grants or have 1 employed person in a household to support the entire family. These families find it difficult to cope and were extremely grateful to have received:
  • 40 Blankets
  • 40 Personal Hygiene Packs

Total Project Value: R14 000.00

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12/07/2012 - Durban Homeless

12/07/2012 - Durban HomelessHomeless people in and around Beach Mission and Smith Street in Durban receive 150 Blankets, Personal Packs and Soup Packs. Each pack consisted of:

  • 250ml Dove Shower Gel
  • 200ml Sunsilk shampoo
  • 400ml Vaseline Body lotion
  • 100ml Blueseal Vaseline
  • 40g Shield Anti-Perspirant Stick
  • Toothbrush
  • 200g Lux Soap
  • 150ml Radox Deodorant
  • 2 x 60g Knorrox Chilli Beef Soup
  • 60g Knorr Minestrone Soup
  • 8 x 50g Robertsons Chakalaka
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