67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day, founded by social entrepreneur Carolyn Steyn and supported by Cell C, asks people from all over the globe to get knitting or crocheting blankets, which are given to people who need to keep warm.
The initiative was started in honour of Madiba, supporting the Nelson Mandela Day’s 67 minutes challenge to do good.
This year the plan is to lay over 21 000 blankets at the feet of the Nelson Mandela statue at the Union Buildings to honour the great man’s legacy – and to help those less fortunate than ourselves, and set a world record!
So far 9 000 blankets have been made and given out, which leaves us all with the challenge of roughly 12 000 more blankets.
Gareth Cliff, Anele Mdoda, Johnny Clegg and others have already taken out their knitting needles to lend a hand. So get your family and friends, work colleagues, even your children’s school’s in the business of making blankets.
Besides the feel-good factor of charity work there are also prizes up for grabs. Twenty-one schools stand a chance of winning R21 000 each and the school that donates the most blankets gets R210 000.
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So, get knitting!