JOIN WEST COAST WAY: The Twitter Blanket Drive 2017 supported for the third year by the Cape West Coast #TBD2017
What is the Twitter Blanket Drive?
Founded in 2010, the Twitter Blanket Drive started with a single tweet that read: ‘What if every single person on Twitter donated a blanket?’ Posted by Twitter Blanket Drive founder Melanie Minnaar, the tweet spawned a movement that has collected thousands of blankets over the course of seven years. Here is the story of the Twitter Blanket Drive 2017 – community support for the community.
Today the Twitter Blanket Drive operates on all major social media platforms with tweets shared on Facebook and South Africa’s Instagram community. There is also a dedicated Twitter Blanket Drive page on Facebook and you’ll find them on Twitter at @TBDAfrica
Cape West Coast joins the Twitter Blanket Drive 2017 with the support of West Coast Way and Protea Hotel by Marriott Saldanha Bay
For the third year running, the Cape West Coast is also joining this good cause. “For us at West Coast Way, social responsibility is a serious business, tackled with passion,” says Carmen Lerm, Cape West Coast’s spokesperson for the Twitter Blanket Drive (TBD) and founder of West Coast Way – destination marketing brand for the Cape West Coast.
The Cape West Coast #TBD2017 Twitter Blanket Drive 2017 is championed by West Coast Way and encourages West Coast residents to donate a good-quality blanket to drop-off points at Protea Hotel by Marriott Saldanha Bay and other top Cape West Coast attractions and accommodation places (as listed below), as well as Weslander Media’s office in Vredenburg.
Lerm says: “This year we are again supporting the Siyabonga Care Village just outside Vredenburg, which was founded in 2005 by Chrisna du Plessis. This not-for-profit organisation offers health and emotional care to the old, sick, disabled and mentally disabled individuals, including abandoned children and orphans in the West Coast. Chrisna and her team of full-time professionals and volunteers have made a huge impact on the communities they serve.”
Here is how the West Coast spent their #MandelaDay
67 blankets were handed over to Siyabonga Founder, Chrisna du Plessis at Protea Hotel by Marriott Saldanha Bay with Mayor Marius Koen, Junior Mayor Thabo Rongo and management of the Protea Hotels.
67 minutes of knitting by Windtown Lagoon Hotel ‘s team for #MandelaDay
John and Michelle and the supply team of Club Mykonos Langebaan handing over the keys with Mayor Marius Koen to Buala & her husband in Seaview Park Langebaan on #MandelaDay.
Carmien Tea spent their #MandelaDay at Al Noor Orphanage Centre with Babelo, their Kiddies Tea mascot!
Carmien Tea was also at Hebron Lifestyle Centre, Philadelphia Farm, Citrusdal #MandelaDay
They handed out Cookies & Cream Rooibos Tea, biscuits and some tea for them to take home and enjoy!
We aim to collect 67 blankets for the 2017 Twitter Blanket Drive and to celebrate Mandela Day on 18 July
Go dig in your cupboard for a blanket to donate on or before 18 July at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Saldanha Bay!
If you are road tripping the West Coast this winter, bring a blanket or two along to donate to this worthy cause! If you cannot drop off your donations at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Saldanha Bay, then you are welcome to drop off your blankets at any of these locations:
Kardoesie N7 Countrystop
Contact: +27 (0)82 525 2247 | email@example.com
Vygevallei Farm Stall
Contact: +27 (0)74 138 1610 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: +27 (0)22 492 2515 | marmaladecat.co.za
Moose Farm Stall
Contact: +27 (0)79 395 0234 | email@example.com
The Flying Pig
Contact: +27 (0)22 492 3677 | flyingpigcured.com
Tori Oso Restaurant
Contact: Stephanie +27 (0)72 972 3539 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Azul Coastal Tours
Contact: +27 (0)82 874 5111 | email@example.com
Contact: +27 (0)81 018 8912 | firstname.lastname@example.org
West Coast Way is South Africa’s road trip with the most twists. South Africans and visitors can explore a unique collection of themed routes to do adventure-filled Cape West Coast self-drive trips or a West Coast Holiday. The new West Coast Way “basket” of free routes on offer include the West Coast Way Scenic Route, the West Coast Way Berg Route, the West Coast Way Foodie Route, the West Coast Way Cultural Route – as well as the newly launched West Coast Way Wild Route, all of which are designed to showcase the many attractions and activities that are already on offer on the Cape West Coast and inland areas – but may be unknown to many. For more information on West Coast Way’s #WestCoastTwist and the list of 101 Things to Do on the West Coast visit www.westcoastway.co.za or call West Coast Way on 0861 321 777. Connect with West Coast Way on Facebook and Twitter at WestCoastWaySA.