You can make a lasting difference to the lives of those less fortunate


The 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day campaign has already distributed thousands upon thousands of blankets made with our own two hands for people in need around South Africa and several countries around the world. Because Mandela Day is a global initiative, we encourage blankets that are made in a country remain in that country. After all there are people in dire need all over the world. 

We have been overwhelmed by the incredible response we have received to date.  This initiative has been embraced by individuals, both locally and abroad, by corporate South Africa, by a number of celebrities and people just like us. Who would have thought that knitting and crocheting would all of a sudden become so popular? Welcome to the "Knitting Revolution for Nelson Mandela" - the great man we lovingly refer to as "Madiba".


Beneficiaries to date include:


Eastern Cape
Adcock Old Age Home (BASA Homes)
Cell C
    - SOS Children's Villages
Clearly Estate Cheshire Home
Elizabeth Stearman Old Age Home (BASA Homes)
Family Restoration Services
Heaven's Haven
Khaya Cheshire
Korsten Clinic
Loaves & Fishes
Peggy Nesta Foundation


Free State
Cell C
    - New Beginnings
Lima Rural Development


AFM Newclare
Africa Food for Thought
Almighty Day Care
Alpha Ministries Day Centre
Babies Behind Bars
Brakpan Soup Kitchen
Brand SA
Carmen's Day Care
Cell C:
    - Bona Lesedi Disability Centre
    - Dainfern Outreach
    - Gift of the Givers
    - Moeggessukkel
    - Wot-If? Trust
Cliff Tunes Day Care
Congregational Church Meals on Wheels
Dare to Care
Dewetshof Retirement Home
Emmanuel Manneland
Ethembeni Children’s Home
Frank Raubenheimer Homeless Shelter
Gateway Village
Hoerskool Die Burger
Home Sweet Home Orphan's and Day Care
Hospice East Rand
Ikaneng Drop-in Centre
Ilamula House
Jeppe High School for Girls:
    - We Care - Bertha Solomon Cottages

    - Forecourt and Hong Ming Chinese Home for the Aged

    - Woodside Sanctuary
    - Siyabonga Children's Home
    - Johannesburg Children's Home
    - Ethembeni (Salvation Army)
    - Elandsvallei Old Age Home
    - Door of Hope, Hillbrow
    - Women of Vision
Khonanami Kitchen
Lejwe La Thuso Community Services
Mommas over Matters
Moth Shell Holes
Mug and Tree
Nazareth House
Oliver's Village
PPC Dwaalboom
Qumi Homes
Residentia Foundation Sunnyside
Sithandiwe Disabled Care Centre
Sizwe Hospital Edenvale TB Unit
Smile Foundation
South Rand Clinic
St Alban's Liberal Catholic Church
St Giles
The Grace Factory
The Lonely Road
Topsy Foundation
TourSoweto (ic-creations)
We Care
Witkoppen School Pre Primary
Women of Vision
Wot-If? Trust


Kwa-Zulu Natal
Act of Grace (Good News Centre)
Amandawe Senior Citizens Association
Crisis Centre GJ Crookes Hospital
Hope Farm
Ilala Senior Citizens
Sandra Pinto
Society of St Vincent De Paul
The Siyazisiza Trust
1000 Hills Community
Cell C
    - Siyajabula Orphanage Centre
Cheshire Homes
Child of Africa
Cinderella Park
Dexter and Matu Zama Academy
DICE - Do I Care Enough
Ekuthulani Educare
Hartbeespoort Care Centre / Durban Care
Hospice Chatsworth
Hospice Highway
Hospice South Coast
Khulisa Creche
Lakehaven & Zamini Child & Youth Care
Nottingham Road Squatter Camp
Open Door Crisis Care Centre
Sparks Estate Children's Home
St Paul's Church
St Thomas Home
The Uminathi Crèche
Umthombo Street Children
Victoria Ntuli (102 years old) and family
Wentworth Angels


Cons Murch Myn, Gravelotte


North West
Nkaneng Youth Club


Northern Cape
Tanya Truckenbrodt


Western Cape
Cape Kidney Association
Cebolomzi Day Care
Cell C
    - SOS Children's Villages
Cheshire Homes
Durbanville Children's Home
Educare for Good Day Care
Fish Hoek Children's Creche
Helpende Hande
Huis Uitsig
Kalk Bay Fisher Folk
Langa Ladies Knitting Circle
Lelala Project
Meals on Wheels, Parow
Meals on Wheels, Plumstead
Nyanga Day Care
Ocean View Disability Centre
Olivia Road House
Salesian Institute Youth Projects