The South African Gold Coin Exchange & The Scoin Shop Once Again Show That Kindness is the Golden Thread.
The South African Gold Coin Exchange (SAGCE) & The Scoin Shop have been proud supporters of 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day since we started in 2014.
We are thrilled to announce that they are upping their commitment by launching a campaign called Kindness is the Golden Thread this year.
Thank you to SAGCE & The Scoin Shop for sponsoring wool to the tune of R67 000!
(Lynton Lefevre, Brand Manager - 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day & Rael Demby, CEO - SAGCE & The Scoin Shop)
This generous support means 1300 balls of wool are on the way to the “KnitWits for Madiba”, and our dedicated crafters can gear up production and work towards an estimated 300 blankets. We rely on the skills, hard work and “GoodWool” of our Ambassadors and “KnitWits” to keep the blankets coming. Every crafter needs a huge pile of wool, and this amazing donation means that 1300 balls are headed to our yarn goddesses!
Rael Demby, CEO of the SAGCE & The Scoin Shop, says, “We have been linked to 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day since it started 2014. Carolyn Steyn invited us to get involved, and we got behind this wonderful initiative which brings warmth and hope to countless communities.”
Mandela Day is just around the corner. 67 Blankets for Mandela Day is all about making a positive impact to honour the legacy of Madiba. We are proud to be adding this message from SAGCE & The Scoin Shop: Kindness is the Golden Thread and are excited to see so many blankets bringing warmth and hope to vulnerable communities.
Capitec makes it easy to spread warmth this coming winter.
One ball of thread and one stitch at a time, Capitec Bank’s Hooked on Helping initiative is knitting away to cover vulnerable people with warm blankets as part of the 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day project.
Initially aiming to distribute just 67 hand-knitted blankets to the needy on Mandela Day, the 67 Blankets project was started 7 years ago by philanthropist Carolyn Steyn. It has now grown into an annual record-breaking event that generates warmth for thousands of needy South Africans.
“We have by now distributed more than 67,000 handmade blankets to communities in need in South Africa alone. All made with love, and with the hands of eager knitters,” Steyn says.
Over the past years the Hooked on Helping team, which consists of Capitec employees and other volunteers, kept their needles clinking for the 67 Blankets project. They have also provided hundreds of beautiful, hand-knitted blankets and scarves to the vulnerable people, especially the elderly and children, to give them comfort and hope during the cold months.
Neptal Khoza, head: Corporate Social Investment at Capitec, says the bank supports the Hooked on Helping initiative as it gives their employees an opportunity to volunteer their time and skills for a good cause. Capitec sponsors the wool that these employees use to crochet the blankets that are then donated to 67 Blankets for the benefit of the less fortunate.
Also being a sponsor of 67 Blankets, Capitec now encourages clients and the public to become part of this project by dropping off donations of wool at any of the bank’s branches.
“We invite the public and our clients to join by donating wool the next time they visit one of our branches. Every string of wool donated will contribute towards the making of beautiful blankets that will keep someone warm,” Khoza says.
How to donate
A box for these donations will be placed in each Capitec branch. Balls of wool, knitted squares or blankets, can be left in these boxes during the branch’s operating hours. It can be any colour or type of thread.
All contributions will be allocated to the Hooked on Helping volunteers and 67 Blankets, who are now crocheting blankets for vulnerable children and abused women.
There can be great comfort in being covered with a soft, warm blanket. The donations will help to bring relief from the cold to many vulnerable people, but it can also provide them with some comfort and hope to know they are not forgotten.
Hooked on Helping contact details – hookedonhelping@capitecbank.
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(Carolyn Steyn - 67 Blankets, Neptal Khoza & Ellen - Ann Finnemore - CSI Capitec, Sandi King - 67 Blankets)
Capitec & 67 Blankets are united in their ‘goodwool’ with the #BokkeBlanket 2021 project.
Capitec have come on board as a sponsor of this nationwide project, we will crochet all the blankets for the Springbok emblem inspired by the Boks’ 2019 Rugby World Cup victory. The massive blanket will be made up of thousands of blankets, which will be distributed to communities in need after the reveal. With these bright and warm threads Capitec will be helping to make a difference “stitch by stitch”
“If Tendai “The Beast” Mtawarira and Victor Matfield can crochet,” so can anyone willing to contribute states: Ellen-Ann Finnemore – CSI Coordinator – Capitec
#strongertogether we will make a difference in 2021
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We are delighted to share that Stuttafords Van Lines and 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day have renewed their collaboration for the 7th year running.
Thank you so much to Stuttafords Van Lines for their much valued support over the past few years and we are excited to keep on spreading 'Good-Wool' with you!
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