Woolly warmth for Bay toddlers

(Port Elizabeth) – A Community Chest Winter Woolly campaign has brought some much-needed warmth to Nelson Mandela Bay toddlers.

GOOD NEWS: Andile Matodlana (Caltex EC) and Monde Makasika (GM employee) hand over the winter woolies to Sizeke Nika (principal) and Luhlumelo Fani (3 years), Sibahle Joni (3 years), Avethandwa Lloyd (3 years)

Blankets, beanies and food has been distributed to 40 toddlers in need, under the Community Chest Winter Woolly Week campaign, which started earlier in June.

According to Community Chest, the purpose of this campaign is to collect much needed warm goods and non-perishable food which can be dropped off at their offices at 35 Clyde street, Central, or at various Caltex Service stations – all in aid of charity.

“This gives us the opportunity to declutter and donate unwanted clothing, blankets, and so-forth to a very good cause,” said Colette Theron, PRO of the Community Chest EC.

Two major sponsors for this campaign are General Motors SA and Caltex EC. Community Chest is already distributing donated goods to various daycare centres, soup kitchens, old age homes and the homeless in the region.

“With cold winter days still to come, we would like to keep those in need warm,” said Theron.

Public donations can be made at various Caltex service stations in Port Elizabeth.