While some of us are sipping hot chocolate, enjoying mouth-watering soups and stews this winter, we know that there are those in our communities that are less fortunate.
Before you settle into that snug jacket or blanket that you pulled out from the back of your closet, remind yourself that there are others who could benefit from our help to make their winter warmer.
For Good, in which Heartlines has a majority shareholding, connects people to causes who do good and there are plenty of options across South Africa that you or your business can support.
Here is a list of our top 10 charities that inspire us. To find more charities to support go to www.forgood.co.za
- Elderly: Rays of Hope in Johannesburg is looking for South Africans to donate thermal socks to grannies to sooth and warm their aching feet.
- Babies and Adults: Jikani in Eastern Cape is asking for clothing and household goods for their charity shop.
- Homeless Addicts: Vuka Skhokho in Johannesburg is asking for donations of winter clothing and shoes for the homeless and those living with drug addiction.
- Children: Isaiah 54 in KZN is asking for donations of cosy winter clothes for children. They need clothing from size two to medium for both boys and girls.
- Victims of Gender Based Violence: The Centre for Community Justice and Development in KZN Midlands are looking for clothing for victims of GBV, many of whom are unemployed, need counselling and legal advice.
- Early Childhood Development: Chic Mamas Do Care in Durban want you to donate your brand label quality clothing, bags and shoes for resale to help Early Childhood Development projects.
- Children with Disabilities: ADP Western Cape is asking for donations of blankets, pajamas, toys and toiletries for children with disabilities.
- Men: The Carpenter’s Shop in Cape Town is looking for donations of clothing for homeless men.
- Youth: Human Resource & Social Information Centre in Limpopo is looking for donations of clothing, sanitary towels and toiletries for vulnerable children and youth
- Boys and Men: Lusa Community Chest is collecting clothing for boys and men who are victim of shack fires.