Blanket Drive 2013
Panorama Flea Market is joining forces with the Winter Blanket Drive to help the animal shelters and will be running a collection from the 1st of September until the 29th of September 2013.
We are collecting blankets, towels, toys and dog and cat food for selected animals shelters in Johannesburg South.
Please go through your cupboards and donate clean second hand or new goods and sealed dog and cat food to help keep the shelter animals more comfortable. Goods can be dropped off in the large bins at the stage area at Panorama Fleamarket.
Thank you to all who supported the 2013 Winter Blanket Drive.
We are humbled at the generosity of the Companies, Schools and individuals that made this possible. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.
We are thrilled to announce that we raised a whopping R153 000. These funds will help so many shelters and needy animals. We will load pictures of the donations as we hand them out.
Although the drive is officially closed, we still maintain a reduced presence throughout the year and continue supporting the shelters with whatever goods or funds we receive. So if you would still like to make a donation please let us know.
The Winter Blanket Drive is an initiative that was launched 10 years ago. It was initiated to provide support to the Animal Shelters working at grass roots to alleviate the pain and suffering of abandoned and neglected animals. In the years that it has been running we have extended our reach country wide and to in excess of 50 shelters and organisations.
The Drive has only one focus and that is the animals. Whether it be by way of providing blankets, food, medical care, sterilization campaigns or a few toys to brighten some sad eyes. Animal abuse and neglect is rife in South Africa and working in the field are many committed individuals and organisations trying to make a difference. However funds are hard to come by and this restricts the good that they can do.
This is why we are involved and with your support we can get what is needed to where it is needed. There is nothing more heartbreaking to see an abandoned animal locked up in a cage waiting for a forever home, but give them a warm blanket and some treats and they will love you forever. Their lives will be just a little bit better when the cold stops creeping into their bones and we treat the pains that inflict them.
The Drive is however more than that as we believe that sterilization campaigns are now more important than ever. STOP uncontrolled breeding and we lessen the battle that we have to fight.
The Winter Blanket Drive is involved with various organisations all of whom can endorse our commitment to them. EVERY cent raised is used to help the animals, and any running costs are funded out of our own pockets. Please see the Endorsements page for more info.
The Blanket Drive is a wonderful way for companies and schools to get involved and give back to those who desperately need it. In the past we have had companies rallying around this Drive with internal competitions. We have had schools running drives and creating awareness in the children of compassion towards animals. Some of the companies and schools that have supported this drive include:
- Integr8 IT
- King David Junior School
- Summit Prep College
- Sporty Pets
- Redi Internet
- Savino Del Bene
- Scoop Distribution – Cape Town
- Montego Pet food
- Bowman Gilfillan
- Tullow South Africa
- Bekwena Platinum
- Stefanutti Stocks
- Rivonia Primary School
We Challenge companies and schools to participate in the Blanket Drive!!!
If you raise a large enough collection we can endeavor to bring a representative from a shelter to you for a formal handover. This is an excellent opportunity for media exposure as well as to learn more about what goes on in the animal rescue world.
Schools are even more important as this is a fantastic way to teach children about social responsibility and respecting animals. Just a reminder , as school holidays run through April, please plan accordingly if you wish to participate.