Celebrate ‘67 blankets’ for a blanket
The ‘67 blankets for Nelson Mandela Day’ celebration is taking place on October 20 at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg and will be an evening to remember!
The “entrance fee” is a blanket (or two). To be a part of this event, and, remember seats are limited, simply CLICK HERE to send us an e-mail and reserve your seat(s). Give us your details, how many seats you’d like and, most importantly, telephone contact details.
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‘67 blankets for Nelson Mandela Day’ is a small initiative with a big heart. It beat corporate giants including Coca- Cola, Kelloggs and KFC for the title of “Campaign of the Year” – and as Jewish Report readers contributed so much towards it, they are going to pamper you.
The initiative was launched in December 2013 and since then, has attracted a global base of loyal supporters or knit-wits, as they like to be called.
Carolyn Steyn, the founder of the initiative, was at the inaugural ANN7 South African of the Year 2014 Awards, which was held at the Sandton Convention Centre, to accept the award.
“67 blankets for Nelson Mandela Day started out as lighthearted banter between Zelda la Grange (Nelson Mandela’s personal assistant) and myself,” explains Caroline, “with her challenging me to make 67 blankets by Nelson Mandela’s birthday.”
She did, and then some!
Steyn’s next goal is to collect double the amount of blankets for distribution as soon as the cold weather strikes in 2015. To keep the momentum alive, she plans on having knit-athons, blanket handovers and even “yarn-bomb” the Nelson Mandela statue at the Union Buildings.
Here it is again – e-mail now!
The “entrance fee” is a blanket (or two). To be a part of this event, and remember seats are limited, simply CLICK HERE to send us an e-mail and reserve your seat(s). Give us your details, how many seats you’d like and, most importantly, telephone contact details.