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67 Blankets on #SecretScarves mission

Secret Scarves

The crew at 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day are preparing for the annual “Secret Scarf Mission”, fondly known as the #SSS.

KnitWits for Madiba around the country have been knitting and crocheting beautiful scarves to distribute on Tuesday, July 9.

Now in its sixth year, this nationwide initiative has proved to be hugely successful. Thousands of scarves are draped around trees and poles and hang resplendent for the taking, by passersby in need. A note is attached to each scarf – “I am not lost, if you are cold and need me, please take me”.

Thousands of scarves will find grateful new owners this winter. Pictures Supplied

These scarves, made by hand and with love, are to keep people warm in winter and are always distributed in July in celebration of the former president’s birthday.

Anyone is welcome to assist at the various venues in tying the scarves to trees and poles. There is still some time to make and donate scarves and a local ambassador can be contacted via the 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day website.

Distribution of scarves:

St Mary’s Hospital, Mariannhill – 3pm


St David’s Church Soup Kitchen.
8 Zwartkop Road, Prestbury, Pietermaritzburg – 8.30am

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