TO keep the old-age folk warm this winter, the Winter Warmer Drive is donating non-perishable foods, toiletries, clothing, blankets, scarves and beanies.
Founder, Heidi Borges of EasyLife Kitchens, who started the drive in 2016, said they donate to pensioners to honour their hard work and the role they play in our society.
“They have made us all what we are today. Whether they were teachers, lawyers, builder, bus drivers, whatever their profession was, I feel we all can give a little back to them which they will greatly appreciate. They can hardly survive with their little pensions and some are alone and forgotten about,” she said.
Borges said that over the last two Drives, they have handed out about 100 donations and the aim is to do three times as much this year.
She said numerous organisations have lent a helping hand in the initiative including the Wild Coast FM Station manager, Wayne Naylor and his team coming on board as a media partner.
“I have a very soft spot for our pensioners, we have had great support in the past and hope it will be even better supported this year. We collecting items like non perishable foods, toiletries, clothing, blankets, scarves beanies anything that will be of use the them,” she said.
Borges said they have also extended their donations to young children in homes.
“I would like to do as many as possible, which would be a blessing,” she said.
The collection boxes are available at EasyLife Kitchens in Vincent, Nates Car Sales in Amalinda, and Wild Coast FM studio in Crossways.