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Winter Woolly Drive in full swing across the Eastern Cape

Jun 28, 2017
Winter Woolly Drive in full swing across the Eastern Cape

The Community Chest's annual Winter Woolly Drive has been in full swing throughout East London (and the Eastern Cape) since the start of June.

For more than twenty years the Winter Woolly Week annually collected hundreds of bags of warm clothing, much needed funds and piles of non-perishable food items.

Due to the growing generosity of the Eastern Cape public and business communities this project evolved this year into the Winter Woolly Drive that includes an intense monthlong campaign during the month of June and collection drive that continues throughout the winter.

“This campaign is our biggest fundraising project and plays a vital role in our needy community. By supporting the Winter Woolly Drive you share some warmth with those less fortunate each winter” says Community Chest EC PRO, Colette Theron.

“We would like to urge the public throughout the Eastern Cape to continue donating much needed warm items, blankets and non-perishable food.  All donations can be drop off at participating Caltex Service Stations or at the Community Chest offices, 18 Muir Street, Southernwood, East London’” added Theron.

The team at Caltex Eastern Cape Marketer (CECM), headline sponsor for 2017, is gearing up to brave the cold tomorrow morning (subs: Thursday, 29 June) for the annual Winter Woolly tin collection at the corner of Old Transkei Rd and Beach road in Nahoon from 6:30 till 9:00.

CECM has been involved for more than five years as donor and providing easily accessible and safe drop off point at various Caltex Service Stations throughout the Eastern Cape.

“It is a privilege to partner with the Community Chest – their commitment and continual efforts to assist the many communities in need is absolutely commendable. For us it is more than just being one of the top fuel providers in the Eastern Cape but also about forming meaningful relationships with organisations that make a real difference in the lives of others” said CECM CEO Clive Berlyn.

“We are pleased to be able to add a smile to a young child or bring warmth and sustenance to the many less fortunate people in the Eastern Cape.

The CECM philosophy is to add value not only as the local fuel provider, but to support, uplift and care about the Eastern Cape communities around us,” Berlyn added.

Bring a little warmth this winter and support the Community Chest Winter Woolly Drive.

For more information visit: www.facebook.com/WinterWoollyDrive

Image: FUELLED UP– The Caltex Eastern Cape team is gearing up to brave the cold at the annual Winter Woolly Intersection Tin Collection.