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Monday, March 4, 2024

Drive to help Cape residents brave the cold winter months

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Non-profit organisation, the Mustadafin Foundation is hosting a drive to help impoverished communities prepare for the cold winter months ahead.

The NPO is in the process of collecting and distributing warm clothes, blankets, mattresses, vanity packs, food hampers and hot meals.

food truck donations drive
Truck delivering goods to the destitute. Image credit: Mustadafin Foundation

 

The organisation’s marketing co-ordinator, Nazley Rulumente says this is being supplied to areas such as Khayelitsha, Langa, Nyanga, Delft, Manenberg, Tafelsig and other areas.

 

“In the Western Cape, with the recent rains, we are already experiencing floods within some of the communities in which we work, ” says Rulumente.

She says residents are already riddled with numerous economic challenges:
“With winter approaching, the rising cost of living and an increasing unemployment rate, more people are living below the poverty line. We are finding that more people in our communities cannot afford even the basics of a cup of soup, blankets, hot water and other essentials required to keep themselves warm. In preparation for winter, we are starting our winter good donation drive now. With your help, we aim to improve the standard of living for people living in vulnerable communities, ” adds Rulumente.
Last year, the foundation provided over 5 000 people with winter relief packages.
How you can assist:
  • Only R12: Did you know that for only R12 Mustadafin are able to provide someone with a nutritious meal for the day?
  • Donate R450 and a family of four will receive a basic food parcel.
  • Donate R150 will give someone a blanket to keep them warm.
  • Any second-hand or new warm clothing.
  • For more information on how to you can be part of the Mustadafin Foundation, call 021 633 0010 or visit their website at mustadafin.org.za.
  • Donations can also be made to Mustadafin Foundation, Standard Bank, branch code 025909, account no 072 778 377 or visit 154 Antelope Street to drop off items.

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