With two cold fronts expected this weekend, there are hundreds of people seeking shelter and warmth from the stormy Cape weather.
This is why Christoffel Maneville from Belhar is looking for partners for his blanket drive.
Christoffel, 33, and his team have put their appeals on social media, and he has so far received 100 blankets from his friend Clarence Julies.
The young community worker now wants to motivate mense to donate a blanket towards the initiative.
“We want to lend a helping hand to those who are in need by giving blankets to people who live on the street,” he says.
“We know a blanket is not all that they need and although we can’t give them shelter, we can give them a blanket to keep warm at least.
“We want to distribute the blankets all over Cape Town. We want to reach out to religious leaders, communities and businesses.
“We can’t do this without people, so let’s make this winter a little bit warmer for those who need it the most.”
Christoffel does the blanket drive annually and says: “Cape Town people are always giving and generous during these winter days, while there are so many homeless people suffering, they need only have access to collection drives such as these.
“Together we can achieve so much to overcome this obstacle.”
People who would like to donate can drop off their blankets at Executive Proactive Security services at 44 Vygie Road in Rustdal, Blackheath.
Blankets can be new or second hand but in a good condition.
For more information on how to get involved, contact Christoffel Maneville on 067 961 4291.