The Blankets Knitted by 67 Blankets SA, Are Being Gifted to People in Need
The KnitWits of 67 Blankets for Mandela Day knitted over 4500 blankets for Gift of the Givers; the organisation recently started handing them out to people in need of winter warmth.
North West, South Africa (01 July 2022) – The 67 Blankets for Mandela Day team made a giant “Rainbow Nation Blanket of Hope” consisting of 4500 beautifully knitted and crocheted blankets. The blankets were then donated to Gift of the Givers and Doctors Without Borders.
This year, 67 Blankets will be collaborated with Gift of the Givers to honour frontline workers and people in need. The blankets are bright and vibrant, perfect for adding hope during the winter months. Many KnitWits, an affectionate name for those who knit or crochet blankets for 67 Blankets’ causes, contributed to this great cause.
Now, as winter starts to settle in, their efforts are rewarded with the knowledge that 4500 people will receive a warm blanket this year.
Gift of the Givers recently shared 200 of the blankets with the community of Taung in the North West province.
“Our Winter Warmth programme aims to help poor community members by providing them with the resources they need to make it through the harsh winter months.
We responded to a request from Batlhaping Ba-Ga Phuhutswana to help villages in need in Taung, North West. We reached out to a total of 15 villages and 4 schools.
We distributed 800 blankets, 200 67 minutes blankets, 1000 FoodParcels and a 1000 x 5kg maize meal.” – Gift of the Givers
The Gift of the Givers Foundation is the largest disaster response non-governmental organisation of African origin on the African continent. The essence of its presence is to bring hope and restore dignity to the most vulnerable.
You can join the 67 Blankets cause and become a KnitWit via their Facebook group here. In the group, you will be able to connect with fellow KntWits in your area, collaborate on community-based projects, chat directly with the leaders of the organisation and stay up to date with exciting projects.
Sources: Gift of the Givers
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