Spreading Warmth Campaign
In the lead up to Mandela Day on 18 July, The Health Foundation has joined up with the Western Cape Government: Health (WCGH) to focus our efforts to ensure our most vulnerable citizens can feel some “Madiba warmth” this winter.
As we know, COVID-19 does not discriminate. It affects us all, even more so the vulnerable persons in society with patients in public health facilities and intermediate facilities representative of the most vulnerable.
This winter, many patients will spend a number of days (or weeks) hospitalised due to the Coronavirus and away from loved ones and support structures. Patients admitted to the Hospital of Hope intermediate care facilities, CTICC and Brackengate, are especially in need of your warm touch. These temporary facilities are clinical in nature and patients could do with a warm embrace through a care package.
You can help by preparing care packages for these patients. Some of the highly sought-after items are:
- Blankets (fleece blankets)
- Warm clothing
- Cloth masks for patients to take home after their stay
You may also, include a homemade card or note, poem or drawing to inspire our fellow South Africans during their recovery.
Individuals and companies wanting to get involved, may contact Harry Grainger at The Health Foundation for more information on how to donate:
021 418 1580 / 072 6133 719
Care packs labelled “Spreading Warmth” can be dropped off at The Health Foundation offices (F01 The Forum, North Bank Lane, Century City, 7441).