Give the gift of movement @wheelchairforlove

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What do you do with your milk bottle and soda caps? And your breadtags? PLEASE DON’T THROW IT AWAY!!! The Sweethearts Foundation can use it to help disabled people acquire a wheelchair.

Collect your bottle caps and  breadtags and I’ll be happy to collect (in Pretoria area only). There are collection points across South Africa, just visit the website and have a look. I’m sure there will be one closer to you.

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Did you know that 450kg tops = 1 standard adult wheelchair? 50kg breadtags will do the same, so please, don’t throw it away when it can help someone else.

If you need more information, please visit their website here or complete the contact form below.

** Image source: The Sweethearts Foundation

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@DignityDreams has a new leader #SouthAfrica #MenstrualHealthMatters

Dignity Dreams recently announced that Sharon Gordon will be taking over the reigns after the shocking death of Sandra Millar. She will continue Sandra’s work and, together with the team,  their efforts will honor their late captain by striving to raise awareness about the sensitive subject of menstruation.

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You can contribute to Dignity Dreams via EFT and help them to bring reusable sanitary pads to girls all over South Africa. Have a look at their new banking details below:

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If you have questions, please visit www.dignitydreams.com.

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Join the #SSS and help @67Blankets beat the chill #SouthAfrica #Charity

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Let’s talk Secret Scarf Shhh…. Mission now!

Time is running out, knitwits and wooligans!! We need your scarves by the end of June.

If you haven’t yet started to knit or crochet your little gift of love and warmth, please do so ASAP!! Remember, if you can’t knit or crochet, you can always sponsor a craft-wise friend or family  member. There is NO SHAME in NOT being handy with the crochet needle!! Just corner your friend, purchase some Charity Wool and set him/her to work. Easy….and you will do your share to keep the people of South Africa nice and cozy this winter.

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If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can visit http://www.67blankets.com or complete the contact form below.

!!YOUR GIFT WILL CHANGE A LIFE!!

CALLING #knitwits for @67Blankets #SSS #Charity #SouthAfrica

 

ATTENTION ALL #KNITWITS AND #WOOLIGANS!!!

The #SSS (Secret Scarf Shhh….Mission) is drawing closer.  Have you started crocheting or knitting your contribution to this cause yet?

Our annual #SSS will take place on 13 July 2017 at 15:00 (3pm). 67 Blankets ambassadors from all over South Africa will summon their volunteers and gather their donated scarves. They will select an area or areas in their towns or cities where people are especially destitute. On 13 July at 3pm, they will gather at a specific point in that area to distribute their collection of scarves among the people as they come home from work.

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You must keep your eyes peeled, for the country will suddenly be painted all colours of the rainbow. Poles and fences will sprout bright woollen scarves and trees will bear scarf-fruit. Attached to each one will be a personal message from @67Blankets in the language of the area.

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To make all this happen, we will obviously need more scarves. You can therefore be of enormous help if you get involved. Whether you donate one scarf or 20, it doesn’t matter. What matters is that your scarf will be a gift to someone who desperately needs to keep warm. Your scarf will show a person that there are actually still people in the world who care about their fellow human beings.

Cannot knit or crochet? No problem. You can donate towards the cause (funds or wool) or you can sponsor a friend or family member who can knit or crochet by purchasing their wool.

Just to encourage you more, I am sharing another scarf pattern today. It may not be such a warm scarf, but when made with thicker wool, perhaps it will do the job.

I give you: The Island Lace Crochet Scarf. Find the pattern here: bit.ly/2t4Olnt

REMEMBER: Get in touch or just comment on this post if  you wish to donate or become more involved with the project. Or simply complete the contact form at the bottom of this post.

To find your local ambassador please visit: www.67blankets.com

 

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Doing their bit for @67Blankets at #Tlhokomelang

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Just two weeks ago Kabelo collected donated wool from me and look how far the group has come!! She took the initiative when she noticed that the elderly in the community was becoming a bit bored and feeling unworthy. As they already had the skills to crochet, I thought doing something for 67 Blankets will be perfect to fill their empty hours.

Well, both the ladies and the gentleman surprised me with their enthusiasm.

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Thank you to the elderly at Thlokomelang in Mabopane for doing your bit to give back to the community.

Robert, who donated the wool would be so pleased to know that it is being put to good use. Very soon I’ll be making a trip to the centre to pick up the squares, which will be sewn into blankets to give warmth and comfort to the needy.

 

 

 

Menstrual Health Matters

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We may have lost a dear friend and mentor, but I’m sure Sandra Millar will agree that we should NEVER let her dream die. Let us keep on supporting Dignity Dreams and help those girls who are still shunned from society because it’s ‘their time of the month’.

We talk about empowering women, this is the first step, showing our new generation there is NO SHAME IN MENSTRUATION.

Did you know that many girls still use paper towels, many stay home from school and lose precious education, because of something that happens naturally to every woman? Many girls are ashamed of the fact that they are having their period (I was one of them). There is NO NEED for that to happen anymore and, with the prices of sanitary napkins these days, these girls have to make do with what they have. Sandra and her team solved that problem with reusable sanitary napkins and education on the matter.

You can make a difference TODAY. Donate online (click here) or get in touch with the offices at Dignity Dreams if you would like to contribute to this cause. Alternatively, get in touch with me via e-mail here and I’ll help you to show girls that having your period is NOT a shame, you need not be ‘marked’ as impure, it is just part of a natural process and something they cannot control.

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The courageous Sehera, Sweet 16 summit is climbing Kilimanjaro to raise funds for Dignity Dreams. All funds raised will be used for our washable sanitary packs and #NoShame Booklet.
Donate TODAY – use the Zappa Code on the image or contact Dignity Dreams on www.dignitydreams.com and support her in her efforts to raise awareness.

Please note that the account details for Dignity Dreams have changed (see image below).

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Always in memory of our dear Sandra Millar….this ship will keep on sailing.

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If you have any queries or questions, feel free to complete the contact form below.

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VERY URGENT REQUEST FROM TSHWANE NORTH OUTREACH

In his weekly newsletter, the project manager at Tshwane North Outreach, mr Frikkie Loots, requests urgent assistance with food at their local pre-school and aftercare. They are awaiting their annual government grant, which has not been paid as yet. Therefore they’ve run out of funding for the school. The situation is quite desperate.

Around 120 children per day receive care at Wolmer Community Centre (TNO) in Pretoria North. They have no funding to purchase the necessary items to prepare healthy meals for these children anymore.

They need the following items:

– Tinned food

– Maize meal

– Rice

– Pasta

– Sugar

– Tea

– Coffee

– Fresh vegetables and meat (they have cooling facilities)

If you can contribute at all, please send me an email (click here) or get in touch with their office directly. (Click here for TNO contact details).

Alternatively you can complete the contact form at the bottom of this post.

Financial donations can be deposited into their account. (Click here for account details) Article 18-A certificates can be supplied upon request.

Thanking you in advance for your support.

REMEMBER: IT IS NOT WHAT OR HOW MUCH YOU GIVE,IT IS THE FACT THAT YOU DARE TO CARE AT ALL.

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