Support ‘Shirt Off Your Back’ initiative

2018-06-19 06:00

THE Neat Freak’s Shirt Off Your Back (SOYB) initiative was started by Neat Freak’s CEO, Isabelle de Grandpre, in memory of her late father Pierre Robert.

Neat Freak spokesperson Louise Joubert said the Shirt Off Your Back Initiative (SOYB) seeks to collect pre-loved clothing for distribution to the Highway Hospice and the Open Door Crisis Centre. As Neat Freak encourages its clients to de-clutter their lives and belongings, the SOYB initiative is a way for people to do this and help others at the same time.

“Neat Freak is an online store that ships countrywide. It provides products to individuals who seek to lead more organised lives. Our motto is ‘An organised space and life delivered to your door.’”

De Grandpre said: “My father was a generous and supportive man who was taken from us a month after his cancer diagnosis. As a family we understand the need to get support from others.”

When asked why Neat Freak chose to assist Open Door Crisis Centre and Highway Hospice, Joubert said:

“The SOYB campaign also strives to highlight the extremely worthwhile work that each charity does. The Open Door Crisis Centre is a holistic, multi-faceted one-stop crisis and trauma centre offering counselling, social services and support groups to people in KZN.

The Highway Hospice evolves from the vision that every person with a terminal illness deserves quality, meaningful life during the time that is left to him or her.

The Open Door Crisis Centre and the hospice are so supportive of their community through their various programmes and we are proud to continue our association with them.”

She said Neat Freak appeals to the community to support it by donating pre-loved clothing.

“Neat Freak calls on its supporters to donate pre-loved clothing including shoes and accessories, bedding and toiletries.

Throughout the month of June, Neat Freak is collecting the donations.

The community can drop off their donations at Neat Freak’s warehouse Unit 17, 105 Brackenhill Road in Waterfall or contact us at 031 766 0096, the Highway Hospice in Sherwood or the Open Door Crisis Care Centre in Pinetown.

“We will hand over the clothing to the chosen NGOs as we receive. We start sorting through and make deliveries to the charities.

This is generally all done by June.

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