67 Blankets hosted a ‘Hook-Up’ day at Nelson Mandela Square so everyone could together to knit or crochet blankets for the needy before winter starts.
The organisation 67 Blankets was founded by Carolyn Steyn as a way to knit blankets for the needy. She has developed upliftment programmes for prisoners to knit for the cause and even broke a world record. We shared the story in 2016.
On Sunday the 21st of April 2017, 67 Blankets hosted a day for people that wanted to knit. The day was hosted in Nelson Mandela Square and was in aid of making winter blankets that would be handed out to the needy.
“As we start feeling the touch of winter’s hand, and political tremors leave a chill on the heart, it is warming to know that the “KnitWits for Madiba” are getting ready to spread love and comfort. On Sunday 23 April 2017 from 9am to 4pm, 67 Blankets will be hosting a family “Hook-Up” Day where KnitWits across the country will be spreading their blankets around the various statues of Nelson Mandela in a colourful reminder of Tata Madiba’s legacy. The blankets will then be handed over and distributed to those in need.”
The Hook-Ups were hosted across the nation including Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Limpopo, KwaZulu Natal, Free State, East London and internationally in the UK, USA and India.
The next big event is Nelson Mandela Day on the 18th July 2017 where they will collect each pledges 67 blankets.
— NelsonMandelaSquare (@NelsonMandelaSq) April 23, 2017
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) April 22, 2017