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The Mustadafin Foundation has kicked off its winter care campaign to help impoverished communities weather the coming winter chill and rains.


Cape Town, South Africa (09 March 2023) – Autumn is upon us and while the weather still feels so good, the cold, rainy wet winters that lash the Cape are not far-off. The Mustadafin Foundation has started planning for when the cold arrives, by launching its food, clothing and blanket drive.

Many of us are doing our best to lap up the last bits of sunshine as we can feel the evening chills getting more prominent. For residents living in impoverished communities, the evening chill is an early warning to start preparing for the cold winter months ahead. The Mustadafin Foundation is already starting to proactively engage with communities to collect and distribute warm clothes, blankets, mattresses, vanity packs, food hampers and hot meals.

The Mustadafin Foundation works with communities to alleviate hunger, provide disaster relief support and distribute critical resources during winter. Last year, Mustadafin provided over 5000 beneficiaries with winter relief packages, helping them battle the harsh winter colds.

“In the Western Cape, with the recent rains, we are already experiencing floods within some of the communities in which we work,” shares Ghairunisa Johnstone-Cassiem, director at Mustadafin. “With winter approaching, rising cost of living and an increasing unemployment rate, more people are living below the poverty line. We are finding that more people in our communities cannot afford even the basics of a cup of soup, blankets, hot water and other essentials required to keep themselves warm,” adds Johnstone-Cassiem.

“In preparation for winter, we are starting our winter good donation drive now. With your help, we aim to improve the standard of living for people living in vulnerable communities.”

Photo Credit: Flooding in the Mfuleni community, taken in 2022

How Can You Help Mustadafin?

  • Only R12: Did you know that for only R12 Mustadafin is able to provide someone with a nutritious meal for the day?
  • Donate R450 and a family of four will receive a basic food parcel.
  • Donate R150 will give someone a blanket to keep them warm.
  • Any second-hand or new warm clothing.

For more information on how you can be part of Mustadafin, call 021 633 0010 or visit their website at You can visit 154 Antelope Street, Bridgetown, Cape Town to drop off items.

Financial donations can be made to Mustadafin Foundation here or directly to,

Standard Bank
branch code 025909
Account no 072 778 377

Sources: Mustadafin Foundation
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