Twitter Blanket Drive


The Twitter Blanket Drive is a fantastic initiative which sees people gathering annually to meet and donate blankets to the less fortunate and not just any people but Twitter users.

Last weekend (Saturday, 29th of May) was the official meet-up which saw Joburg, Cape Town, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Knysna and Overberg Tweeple meeting up for some coffee and a donation which in turn gets distributed as part of the respective media partner’s initiative. Kids Haven, Round Table, Rotary, Animal Welfare, P.E.N. and PASSOP are just some of the charities chosen to benefit this year. Over 100 people joined up nationwide to support the TBD this year with over 500 blankets being collected so far, not to mention a few appreciated cash donations.

If you’re keen to help out but didn’t hear about the TBD in time this year, then never fear because you can still hook up at this TBD drop off point and make that donation. Drop off point details are listed below.

Gill Goodall (fundraiser for D Hani Creche)
Mandeville Gardens, 65 Mandeville Road, Bryanston, Gauteng
Donations to be delivered to the security guard house with the security officer on duty.

Please note that you can also drop off items at the offices – call us on 0861 JOBURG for the address.

You can make financial donations to the D Hani Creche, bank details are as follows:

Please add “TBD” preceding your “NAME” to your deposit references.

Account name: Dimpho Hani Childcare Centre
Account number: 62073241508
Branch Code: 251237 (Dobsonville)
Bank: FNB

Wish List

Every month, D Hani Creche hosts a Children’s Day. The next Children’s Day is this Friday, 04 June 2010 in Doornkop.

The crèche needs:

  • 2 jumping castles donated to the school for their long term use.
  • Toys (educational and also those purely for fun!) would also be appreciated.

Should you wish to sponsor items or activities for this Friday, please contact Melanie Minnaar via email: Melanie

For more information on the Twitter Blanket Drive please visit Twitter Blanket Drive or follow the project on Twitter (@tbdza)

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