GET HOOKED ON HELPING WITH CAPITEC
As part of the Capitec Hooked on Helping episode on The Insider SA, viewers of the show as well as the general public are encouraged to donate wool towards the Capitec Hooked on Helping initiative, this initiative has received the backing of 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day.
Capitec staff and Knitwits for Madiba uses this wool to make blankets, scarves and beanies to donate to South Africans in need. Capitec staff give of their time and skill, they teach each other to crochet, thereby forming stronger teams and learning to work together. To see the blanket you made in your home being given to a person in need, makes us all realise a colourful blanket made with your own hands can give someone comfort and warmth.
Founder of 67 Blankets Carolyn Steyn says: “We encourage all South Africans to donate wool to both these worthy causes. Together we can knit lives together.”
Who benefits form the wool?
All wool donated will be allocated to Capitec Hooked on Helping volunteers and 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day, who will crochet blankets that are going to be donated to vulnerable women and children.
How to take part in the initiative
Anyone who wants to donate wool towards Capitec Hooked on Helping and 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day is encouraged to do so at any Capitec branch across South Africa. The wool can be handed to any Capitec branch employee available to assist during the operating hours of the branch.
A box will be placed in each branch and when you next visit our branch, please bring along any wool, or even squares or blankets that you would like to donate.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- The initiative is open to any persons residing in the Republic of South Africa.
- The initiative runs from 25 August to 31 October
- A donation of wool can be made towards the Capitec Hooked on Helping and 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela initiative.
- The quantity of the wool provided is not limited.
- The wool can be dropped off at any Capitec branch in the Republic of South Africa.
- The wool can only be dropped off during the operating hours of the chosen branch.
- Any Capitec branch employee may receive the wool on behalf of Hooked on Helping.
- The Capitec CSI department will make logistical arrangements to collect the wool from the various branches.