Capetonians' generosity warms up the city's homeless this winter

2016-05-27 10:13

Cape Town – The generosity of thousands of Capetonians means that many of the city’s homeless will get to spend at least a few nights this winter in a warm bed with food in their stomachs.

This was after the breakfast team on local radio station, Smile 90.4FM, decided to get their listeners to donate to The Haven Night Shelter who, for just R12, will give a warm bed, meal, shower and provide access to a social worker to a homeless person for one night.

The initiative, organised by radio presenters Bobby Brown and Lindy Hibbard, started on May 23 with an initial challenge of 9 040 beds in the first 24 hours but the open hearts of Capetonians saw that figure quickly surpassed.

 By Friday morning, just five days later, 59 040 beds or R704 480 was donated to the shelter.

The Haven has 15 shelters in and around Cape Town, including in Retreat, Wynberg, the CBD and as far as Ceres.

To find out more about the shelter, click here.

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