Capetonians urged to donate blankets

As winter continues to impact on the lives of those without housing, heating or food; Cape Town Tourism and the Cape Point Partnership are working together to bring comfort and warmth to the vulnerable by providing these communities with blankets.

The communities that will benefit from the blanket drive are Masiphumelele, situated between Kommetjie and Noordhoek, and Red Hill near Simonstown.

blanket-drive-250Cape Town Tourism and Cape Point Partnership are appealing to all Capetonians to open their hearts and donate blankets (Image: Cape Town Tourism)Cape Town Tourism and Cape Point Partnership are appealing to all Capetonians to open their hearts and donate blankets, new or pre-loved, which can be dropped off at any of Cape Town Tourism’s nine visitor information centres until 16 July 2013.

“Cape Town winters are mild for those who are fortunate and indoors but for some it is a season of misery and despair,” said Cape Town Tourism CEO Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold.

Visitor Information Centre drop points include Kirstenbosch, Simonstown, Muizenberg, Langa, Burg Street City Centre, Blaauwberg, Somerset West, Willowbridge and Cape Town International Airport.

MANDELA DAY

The blankets will be distributed on 18 July 2013 for Mandela Day, as part of Cape Town Tourism’s and Cape Point Partnership’s 67 minutes of community service.

In addition, the Cape Point Partnership will issue one complimentary ticket on the Flying Dutchman Funicular for every blanket donated. The Flying Dutchman Funicular is a fun way for visitors to Cape Point to travel to the old lighthouse and enjoy the region’s panoramic views.

“We urge all Capetonians to show their compassion and join us in this endeavour,” said Du Toit-Helmbold. “Get ahead and do your bit for Mandela Day and your 67 minutes of community service.”