Syria Blanket Drive [REPORT]

Date / Duration : 28 January 2014 to 25 February 2014
TOTAL: 40 000 ZAR to Gift of Givers Foundation

Prompted by harsh weather conditions, the Colours of Hope Syria Blanket Drive aimed at providing blankets to keep warm as Syrians faced hypothermia after Storm Alexa hit the areas in the Middle East. This was our second project. The project proved to be successful with our Umhlanga (KZN) volunteer bringing in majority of excellent quality blankets. The Gift of Givers Foundation was to deliver the blankets along with other items in filled containers to Idlib in Syria. The Syrian war has created the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. The world has witnessed this tragedy for years now, and stood by. The Syrian people are in desperate need of every conceivable type of aid. According to the U.N, it will take $7.7 billion to meet the urgent needs of the most vulnerable Syrians in 2016. More than a million injured and over 12 million displaced. Our project “Syria Appeal” is a running project. There will be several other projects for Syria in future as the need for aid is great since there is no end in sight to this war.