A few hundred scarves and beanies have been donated to the needy in Cape Town to help them stay warm this winter.
The charity organisation, 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day, distributes thousands of scarves throughout the country through its Secret Scarf Mission programme.
This is in recognition of doing good for others in July, which has been declared a Mandela Month.
Scarves were seen hanging from trees in Lavender Hills on the Cape Flats for passers by to choose…
Ambassador for 67 Blankets for Mandela Day,  Sandi King says, “Together in Cape Town, we made 200-scarves all handmade. On the Cape Flats and there’s so much need here and people are so appreciative.”
The initiative is now in its seventh year. The theme this year is, “I’m not lost, you may take me home”, and the quality keeps getting better.
Ambassador for Project, Ruth Elly says, “What is heartwarming is when people see these scarves, they come to you and say how much, and I say you can have it it’s free.”
The scarves are also accompanied by a free hot meal.
Project Lockdown Feeding Scheme, Pastor Ivan Jones says, “We feed around 300 kids everyday. We prepare delicious cooked meals and we give children an orange and lollypop.”
Community member, Carmen Arendse says, “Thank you very much. The scarf and for the food that you give to the children. I appreciate what you do for the children in Lavender Hill. I say thank you to God for sparing us from the coronavirus.”
The initiative has now blossomed into a worldwide movement with knitting groups in countries like America and India.
Handed out to those in need, the project puts into action to Madiba’s words, it’s now in your hands. A celebration of Madiba’s life and legacy. This is part of a global movement to honor Madiba’s life’s work and act to change the world for the better.
In the video below, 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day NGO distributes scarves, beanies to the needy in Cape Town: