The Good Night and God Bless Sleeping Bag Project (used as a temporary emergency measure) came about in June 2005 after seeing street children wrapped in thin blankets sleeping on concrete floors outside offices in Berkley Square.
The project evolved over a couple of years from black bin bags, to garden refuse bags to the now well known clear recycled plastic bags. Originally sponsored by the public, the project is now fully sponsored by the Rotary Club of Claremont. The sleeping bags are mainly distributed through night shelters and church groups to the homeless and shack dwellers.
To date somewhere around 80,000 have been made by volunteers as far afield as the UK, Germany, America, In South Africa the material has been sent to Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, De Aar, Robertson, Somerset West and all around the Cape Town area. A very popular project for the 67 Minutes for Nelson Mandela which keeps Jo Maxwell very busy.
Christ the Saviour -Lentegeur : holiday program
The Jupiter Drawing Room
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