The Winter HOPE drive, which encourages everyone to collect warm winter clothes, blankets and non-perishable food items for distribution to people in need during the cold winter months, returns to cities across South Africa in June.

 Last year more than 4 400 blankets and just over 2 000 beanies were collected via the Winter HOPE drive. Approximately 7 000 shopping bags with clothing items and non-perishables were gathered, and more than a 1 000 people were provided with shelter during the campaign.

Winter HOPE is a partnership of giving, which has grown in reach and influence over the past 19 years. This year’s partners comprise a national footprint of organisations, which is led by MES (Johannesburg, Kempton Park, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town), PEN (Pretoria), Towers of Hope (Bloemfontein) and the Denis Hurley Centre (Durban).

Visit www.winterhoop.org for more information, or click here for a copy of the media release.