Gift of the Givers Launches Winter Warmth 2015
It's that time of the year when we traditionally launch our Winter Warmth Campaign. In recent years the launch takes place outside the offices of The Star newspaper with The Star's Operation Snowball as one of our partners. Last night was no different. Blankets, clothing, hygiene items, diapers and food packs were handed out and a hot meal served to a 1000 people. In addition The Star handed out 5 wheelchairs. The total cost of items handed out was R430 000. Although this was the official launch the Winter Warmth had already commenced in various parts of the country including provision of winter support to victims of the xenophobic attacks.
Contributions to the Winter Warmth campaign are welcome. We thank those who contributed towards the purchase of blankets when they visited our stand at the Two Oceans Expo in Cape Town in April. Similarly, thanks to those contributing at our stand at the Comrades Marathon Expo presently. Blankets can be sponsored at R100 each; contributions can be deposited into Gift of the Givers, Standard Bank, Pietermaritzburg, Account No. 052137228, Branch Code 057525. Please email or fax deposit slip with full contact details for acknowledgement purposes.