Blanket donation for the needy

Beneficiaries of blankets Gabi Khumalo, Dunani Makhubela and Tshepiso tsele with staff member Michael Morapedi.

The Chevrah Kadisha, a non-profit organisation based in Sandringham, received a donation of 200 blankets to keep their beneficiaries warm this winter.

The blankets were donated by 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day, an initiative which commemorates Nelson Mandela Day.

According to Tracy Mayhew, manager of protected employment at Chevrah Kadisha, the organisation has beneficiaries from the local communities while others come as far as from Alexandra and Soweto.

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Mayhew said the organisation approached 67 Blankets and subsequently 200 blankets were donated on 8 May

The blankets are proudly knitted by volunteers across the country.

“When they donated these blankets they said they were made with love and our beneficiaries really appreciate that. This means our beneficiaries will now have much warmer nights this winter,” Mayhew said.

Beneficiaries Michael Sulista and Joe Lanford were thankful to 67 Blankets for their donation and said it would come in handy this cold season.

“With this blanket, I will replace the old one that I have been with for 20 years and I’m grateful for this gift. It shows that we still have people who care about others in the community thanks to 67 Blankets,” said Lanford.

Sulista said, “This is my first time I have received such a wonderful gift in my life.”

Edited by Stacey Woensdregt

Tell us on the North Eastern Tribune Facebook page about your plans for the Nelson Mandela Day initiative and how plan to help those in need with winter approaching.

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