Community Chest’s annual Winter Woolly Drive in collaboration with SPAR Eastern Cape kicked off on 1st of June 2021.

The cold winter snap has finally arrived and for most of us winter is the month of comfort where we snuggle under warm blankets, enjoy a warm plate of food and a hot drink. This is sadly not shared by our vulnerable community members who face these enormous challenges of making it through the winter period. 

There are many who don’t have shelter, no shoes, no blankets or warm clothes.

In the first week of the drive we received an overwhelming amount of donated items.

One specific donation pulled our heartstrings. Children from the ACVV HAAS DAS Day Care Centre in Algoa Park invited Community Chest to their one day without shoe project. They donated their shoes and clothing towards the Winter Woolly Drive.

We invite all companies and individuals to open up their hearts just like those children at ACVV Haas Das Day Care Centre. Donations can be dropped off at the Waterfront SPAR, Summerbreeze SUPERSPAR, Sundridge SUPERSPAR and Newton Park SUPERSPAR or call our office on 041 582 15 92.

The Winter Woolly Drive will run from 1stJune until the end of 31st August 2021.

If you would like to contribute or pledge a donation towards purchasing blankets, go to our website:

Let’s warm the hearts of the vulnerable this winter.