Winter Woolly Drive renders relief to little fire victims

2017-06-28 06:02
; Together with toddlers from Seeds of Love Educare are, at the back, Tembeka Matebese (educator at Seeds of Love Educare) and Andile Matodlana from CECM, and Colette Theron (PRO of Community Chest) in front.       Photos:SUPPLIED

; Together with toddlers from Seeds of Love Educare are, at the back, Tembeka Matebese (educator at Seeds of Love Educare) and Andile Matodlana from CECM, and Colette Theron (PRO of Community Chest) in front. Photos:SUPPLIED

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THE Community Chest and their Winter Woolly Drive partner, Caltex Eastern Cape Marketer (CECM), visited Seeds of Love Educare in Walmer Township after the day care centre and surrounding informal housing were severely damaged in a fire on June 8.

“It was devastating to see what was left of a place that used to bring joy and happiness to many little ones,” said Community Chest EC PRO, Colette Theron.

“We received our first box filled with warm items from Sunflower Montessori for our Winter Woolly Drive, which was donated to Seeds of Love Educare. It is wonderful to know that this project can bring back smiles to many people affected in cases like this.”

CECM CEO Clive Berlyn added, “It is a privilege to partner with the Community Chest – their commitment and continual efforts to assist the many communities in need is absolutely commendable. For us it is more than just being one of the top fuel providers in the Eastern Cape, but also about forming meaningful relationships with organisations that make a real difference in the lives of others.”

The Community Chest issued an urgent appeal to the public to continue donating warm items and blankets to assist those affected by the recent fires.

The Winter Woolly Drive will run until the end of the winter season to continue assisting those in need. There will be another intersection collection on Friday.

Be on the lookout for Community Chest volunteers, the CECM team, Atlas Security teams and members from Round Table PE West 142 who will take on the challenge during the cold morning hours from 6am to 8am at the following intersections: William Moffett/Cape Road, M4/Walmer Boulevard and Stanford Road/Aubrey Street.

Alternatively, all Winter Woolly Drive donations can be dropped off at participating Caltex Service Stations.

For more info contact the Community Chest offices on 041 582 1592.

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