Every winter thousands of underprivileged school children
face the cold and rain, without having the appropriate clothing. Realising the
need, Metropolitan Health and Heart 104.9FM in association with the Peninsula
School Feeding Association (PSFA) have joined forces to collect raincoats and
gloves to help school children across the Western Cape during the month of
The second annual Raincoats and Gloves Drive will call on
the support of community members to buy or bring in their new or used raincoats
and gloves. Last year, the campaign received overwhelming support with over
3500 new and used raincoats and gloves collected for school children. The goal
for this year’s campaign is to collect at least 5000 raincoats and gloves.
“It is really sad to know that there are many children who
miss school on a regular basis because they don’t have a raincoat or warm
clothing,” says Nosipho Yedwa, Marketing Manager at Metropolitan Health.
“During the month of July, we appeal to individuals and corporates to open the
hearts and wallets to donate new and used children’s raincoats and gloves to
this campaign, or make a donation to the Peninsula School Feeding Association –
who will distribute the raincoats to needy schools.”
Show your support by dropping off new and used raincoats and
gloves at collection points at Metropolitan Health Cape Town branch and Heart 104.9FM
studio in Green Point from 4-31 July.
On the 18 July, Heart 104.9FM will broadcast live outside
the Metropolitan Health offices in St George’s Mall between 12h00 and 15h00.
Join Clarence Ford and the Heart 104.9 FM team and bring your raincoats and
gloves in support of this worthy cause.
As a final appeal to the public, Heart 104.9 FM will do a
second live broadcast from the centre court stage in Canal Walk on Friday, 26
July. People will be able to drop off
raincoats and gloves at this event, as well as at collection bins situated at
all information desks in Canal Walk between 26 – 31 July.
“As much as you can’t teach a hungry child, neither can you
teach a child who is cold and wet,” says Andy Du Plessis, Director of Peninsula
School Feeding Association. “We hope that through this campaign we will be able
to help keep the school children that we work with warm and dry this winter. We
encourage everyone to show their support and generosity to help us achieve this
In August, Metropolitan Health and PSFA will visit various
disadvantaged schools throughout the Western Cape to drop off the donations of
raincoats and gloves received from the public.
To make a financial donation to the campaign:
Name of Account: Peninsula School Feeding Association
Account Number: 070894159
Branch Code: 020909
Reference: Raincoats and Gloves
For more information on the campaign visit www.mhg.co.za or