St Francis receives welcome donation of blankets
The company sponsored 24 blankets so far in its build-up to Mandela Day.
Image: Tiego Makanatleng, Naome Malebye, Denise Myburgh, Betty Tshuma, Tilly Brouwer (manager), Matron Winnie Dlamini, Sr Casbeth Mangqobe, Bantu Badingwana and Francina China with some of the blankets.
DIY Girls recently made a generous donation to the St Francis Care Centre as part of its Mandela Day charity drive. The company, owned by Vinette Nicholls, donated 24 quilted blankets to the centre for Mandela Day, annually celebrated on July 18.
"The donation was made possible by Hertex and Home Fabrics who sponsored sample fabrics."
According to Denise Myburgh, representative of DIY Girls, the handover was part of the build-up of the drive, and they hope to donate 67 blankets by July 18.
“At DIY Girls, we love to help create a better world. In doing so, we make and donate quality quilted blankets to charities, care centres an NPOs across the country,” she explained.
St Francis is close to DIY Girls’ heart as its owner’s father, Dr Victor Diab, was the doctor of the founder of the centre, Fr Stan Brennan and St Francis patients.
Tilly Brouwer, the manager of St Francis, expressed her gratitude to DIY Girls for supporting the centre.
“A big thank you to DIY Girls. It’s such a novel project, and the timing is perfect as temperatures are starting to drop. They brought love and compassion to the centre. The quilts will cheer up our patients,” said the manager.