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May 06, 2014

Spread some winter warming magic with the #TBD2014 Blanket Drive

For most of us, winter in #lovecapetown means cozy fireside snuggles and hearty dinners with friends.  But it is also a brutal period, dreaded by the many who don't have shelter or the basic luxury of a blanket. 

YOU can help the less fortunate through the simple act of donating a warm blanket to the Twitter Blanket Drive, a.k.a. #TBD2014.

HOW IT WORKS

The Twitter Blanket Drive started wth a single tweet back in 2010, and has been making a difference in the lives of thousands ever since.

The project is mainly promoted via Twitter - supporters are encouraged to use the #TBD2014 hashtag - and is coordinated by a group of dedicated (and amazing) volunteers who organise drop-off points and events around the country. 

At the end of May, every single collected blanket will be handed over to a number of NPOs for distribution among those who need it most.

Some highlights from the 2013 Blanket Drive.  C'mon Capetonians - let's spread some warmth and happiness in 2014.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Getting involved is as easy as buying a blanket and taking it to any one of the following drop-off points BEFORE 29 May:

  • The Fire and Ice Hotel (200 Bree Street, Cape Town.  It's also the main drop-off point, and where the official handover of all blankets will be done on 29 May)
  • Cape Town Tourism, Burg Street
  • Cape Town Tourism, Muizenberg
  • Cape Town Tourism, Blaauwberg
  • Cape Town Tourism, Somerset West
  • Growth Space (2nd Floor, Oudehuis Centre, 122 Main Road, Somerset West)
  • TygerBurger offices (Bloemhof Building, c/o Bloemhof and Edward Streets, Bellville)
  • Metamorphasize (Asar Mini Mall, Belgravia Road, Athlone)

If you want to do one good deed this winter, donate a blanket and make a difference.  It'll warm a fellow Capetonian, and your heart.

MORE INFO

Twitter:  www.twitter.com/TBDAfrica (remember to use the #TBD2014 hashtag when you talk about the Blanket Drive)

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/TwitterBlanketDriveCapeTown

All images, courtesy of the Twitter Blanket Drive.

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