Blanket Fund 2022

Dear friends

As the nights become longer and the cold begins to knock on our doors, we realise that winter will soon be upon us.

Each year St John’s organises a Blanket Fund Appeal from which we purchase and distribute warm blankets to the most needy in our community. We hope to reach a target of 1000 blankets to distribute to various charities and Homes. Every donation, no matter the size, will make a difference.

We continue to rely heavily on the generosity of the St John’s congregation, as well as corporate donors such as the Robert Niven Trust. The time has come for us to seek the support of additional donors so that we can increase the number of blankets we are able to purchase and reach our goal of 1000 blankets!

Whilst many members of our congregation may have already retired, there may be some of us who still have networks of contacts, friends and ex-colleagues; others may have children in business and perhaps grandchildren in local schools who would be interested in supporting this cause.

If you know of anyone who may be prepared to assist us with a donation or would like more information on this very worthy project, please call me (082 892 8061) or contact the Church office (011 783 1033).

Donations may be dropped off at the Church office, in the collection bag (please used a marked envelope) or via an electronic transfer (please use the reference Blanket Fund and your name if you wish).

Many thanks in advance.
Mike Chambers – Convenor St John’s Blanket Fund

St John’s United Church Trust

First National Bank
Account number: 5132 1699 634 Reference: Blanket Fund [and your name]

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Thank you to everyone who contributed toward the Blanket Fund 2021!

We have been able to purchase and distribute 840 blankets to the most vulnerable and needy in our community and beyond.

The blankets have been distributed as follows:

Phuthaditjaba Old Age Homes

Ithlokhomeleng Old Age Home

Tumelo Home for Disabled Children

House of Mercy

The Homeless Association

Aids Haven

Together with these functional blankets, we have distributed nearly a dozen handmade blankets and almost 50 jerseys and beanies for children and infants.