In 2010, the drive to bring warmth to the cold, started with a single tweet.
@melanieminnaar posted: “What if each person on Twitter donated a blanket for the poor.”
In 2013 you will find Twitter Blanket Events all over South Africa, and today, 25 May 2013 is the day to deliver in abundance.
The official target this year is to collect 30 000 blankets to keep those less fortunate than ourselves warm.
This is @WenchyAtWork first year donating to, and promoting this event online – all in the space of three days. Why I did not get involved before I have no idea! Thank you for your generous donations, I will be putting your hearts message into each blanket I deliver.
Personally I have chosen to attend the #TBD2013 at @FireandIceMA at 18h00, purely because Melrose Arch is the closest venue to where we live. @FireandIceMA collected 4000 blankets in 2012! I hope the number is even greater this year.
Comedian @RabinHarduth, an Indian, Christian man with a Jewish name, will be hosting the evening with DJ, @DJMisterio on the decks.
A South African legend in a swimsuit, Natalie du Toit, the first amputee ever to qualify for the Olympics, and Daniel Friedman, known on stage as “Deep Fried Man”, who describes his craft as “stand-up comedy with a guitar” will be in attendance.
@FireandIceMA will be rewarding donations with a milkshake voucher. This one has me curious – for some reason I suspect it isn’t lime / vanilla / strawberry! I shall report back with pictures! 🙂
Blankets can be purchased at @FireandIceMA should you have forgotten your blanket at home or like me, woke up late to the party.
The blankets collected at this specific event will be donated to the following non-profit organisations:
· The House http://www.thehousegroup.org
A place of hope for abused youth
· Little Saints of Bethany
A Home for abused women & their children
· Banakekelani Orphanage
Haven for abandoned children
Wherever in South Africa you drop off your blankets, *smile* and take a picture. We all know about self-photography, don’t be coy. Tweet your pictures to @TBDAfrica using the official hashtag #TBD2013. We all want to share in the individual exciting events!
I wish you warmth, all the winters of your life,
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