Keep Caring campaign launches 2018 clothing drive

2018-03-21 06:01
Amy Erasmus during the cupcake drive she held last year in aid of Domestic Animal Care as part of her Keep Caring campaign.Photo:SUPPLIED

Amy Erasmus during the cupcake drive she held last year in aid of Domestic Animal Care as part of her Keep Caring campaign.Photo:SUPPLIED

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WHEN Port Elizabeth’s very own Good Samaritan, Amy Erasmus, started the Keep Caring campaign during her gap year last year, she did not realise how much it would change her.

The newly matriculated 18-year-old said the idea for the campaign came to her in March last year.

“I realised that winter was coming and everybody needed warmer clothes. Most of us have clothes which we no longer wear or need.”

By the end of 2017, Erasmus had collected 2 741 articles of clothing, 256kg food and 30 blankets, which she distributed to underprivileged residents and charities in Nelson Mandela Bay.

Following this, she hosted a cupcake drive in aid of Domestic Animal Care and has also made a number of other donations to charities and schools. Now, with winter once again approaching, she has launched another clothing drive and need the community’s support to make it happen.

The drive kicked off on Monday, March 19, and will continue until June 17.

Houdini has joined the campaign for the second year by providing drop-off points at their outlets in Newton Park, Sherwood and Walmer.

Other drop-off points are Surf Centre in Humewood, Bad Apple Creative in Central, Action Cycles in Heugh Road, Lush Beauty Salon in Glen Hurd, Wayne Pheiffer Cycles in Linton Grange and Gralin Auto in Fairview.

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