Hospital of Hope situated in Cape Town recently received a donation 1000 blankets from the Tzu Chi Foundation South Africa as part of the call to Spread Warmth this Mandela Month.
The handover took place at the CTICC Intermediate Care facility, will also benefit patients at the Brackengate facility. The foundation’s mission is to focus on giving material aid to those in need, inspiring love and humanity to both givers and receivers.
Since March, Tzu Chi Foundation South Africa has made its presence felt during the Covid-19 pandemic with donations of personal protective equipment worth over R20 million to healthcare facilities across the Western Cape and the rest of the country.
“Many of our patients are from the vulnerable sections of our society and are in need of some good cheer. These blankets, together with other donations for Mandela Day, will really lift their spirits,” said Dr Theo Abrahams, Facility Manager at the CTICC Intermediate Care Facility.
In addition, the general public can also help make a difference this Mandela month by preparing a care pack for patients recovering from Covid-19.
The care packs can include the following: socks; toiletries; warm clothing; clean, three-layer cloth masks for patients to take home after their stay and anything which will make a hospital stay warmer.For example, a homemade card or note, poem or drawing to inspire patients during their recovery.