LOCAL public relations and brand communications agency UrbanHouse Media joined forces with Harcourts of Hilton to celebrate Mandela Day on Tuesday, July 18.
Members from both teams spent their 67 minutes sewing a selection of bright and colourful fleece blankets for Thandi House Baby Home in Chase Valley.
Established in 2009 by Mark and Rene Morcom, Thandi House Baby Home is a safe haven for abused and unwanted babies and children, as well as a home for young girls faced with unwanted pregnancies.
“Thandi”, meaning love, provides all its children with the care that
every child deserves.
Taking place annually on Madiba’s birthday, Mandela Day calls on South Africans, and the world, to do something for 67 minutes on July 18 to make the world a better place.
“We are proud to be able to participate and in our small way make a difference to the lives of the children in care at Thandi House Baby Home,” said director Cindy Kidger.
“Mandela Day is a good reminder to take the time to give back, not just today, but every day, and that is something we at UrbanHouse Media are passionate about.
“A special thank you to Harcourts of Hilton for allowing us to join them today.”
Harcourts of Hilton owner Andrew Line paid tribute to his team for getting involved.
“Mandela Day is about coming together to make a difference to those in need.
“It’s also about the team building and camaraderie this day evokes, not just in my office, but around the country, and we’re very happy to support that.”
Thandi House Baby Home, a non-profit organisation, does not receive any government funding and relies totally on the kindness and of individuals and businesses in the Pietermaritzburg area to keep its doors open.