“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” – Edith Sitwell
While winter may conjure up feelings of cosiness, warmth and over-indulgence, the stark reality of the upcoming colder months is that many South Africans in vulnerable communities are without adequate clothing to protect them from the chill. Winter 2020 marks an especially challenging time for all South Africans due to the financial and economic impacts of COVID-19.
The Anna Foundation is running an annual winter clothes drive to supply over 700 children from our afterschool projects in rural and farm communities within the Western Cape with preloved clothing and footwear, in clean, wearable condition. If you’ve been clearing out cupboards during lockdown and are looking to pass on any clothing that your family may have outgrown, we would gratefully receive any bundles for children aged 0 to 18 years.
Our team is able to collect clothing bundles within the greater Cape Town area, so please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange. Financial donations are equally welcomed and banking details / PR codes may be found on our website.