Support the ‘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 CEO Isabelle de Grandpre in memory of her late father, Pierre Robert.

Neat Freak spokesperson Louise Joubert said the Shirt Off Your Back Initiative seeks to collect pre-loved clothing for redistribution to the Highway Hospice and 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 to 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’.”

Neat Freak CEO, Isabelle 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, multifaceted one-stop crisis and trauma centre offering counselling, social services and support groups to people in KZN.

“The Highway Hospice evolved 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, which they will be collecting throughout the month of June. Donations can be delivered to Neat Freak’s warehouse at Unit 17, 105 Brackenhill Road (contact 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 NGO’s as we receive them. We start sorting through and making deliveries to the charities as the donations come in.”

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