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Today, the 7th of April 2016, marks the official launch of #TBD2016, and we’re very excited and proud to announce that Protea’s Fire & Ice Hotel in Cape Town will once again be supporting our cause this year.

For the past seven years, South Africa’s Twitter community has united to help donate thousands of warm blankets for the poor just in time for winter. And judging by the early signs, it’s going to be a cold one this year.

“With winter around the corner, we know that charities struggle to try and meet the demand for blankets for the underprivileged. But in today’s digital world, we have the power to make that change’’ says #TBD2016’s national co-ordinator and Cape Town host; Merentia van der Vent.Protea’s Fire & Ice Hotel, among many other locations, will act as the main “drop-off zone’’ for anyone interested in donating blankets up until the final event on Thursday the 26th of May. Donors and Capetonians may then join us to count all the blankets, while enjoying the sounds of some local artists.

What’s even more exciting for us this year is that we now have a website!

www.twitterblanketdrive.co.za

Other drop-off locations include:

– The Cape Town Office on Roeland Street
– The Cape Town Garage at the Woodstock Exchange,
– A+ Computer Training Studios at 5 St. George’s Mall
– Love Pilates studio in Durbanville
– The Groot Constantia wine farm.
– #Jaxshop101 at Voices Club, 115 De Waterkant [11 April ONLY]
– Top Gym in Grassy Park [28 May ONLY]

Now, it’s not just the Mother City involved in #TBD2016 – we’re also supported by our fellow volunteers in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Bloemfontein, George, Knysna, the West Coast and Paarl.

Please join us this year in spreading the word of our campaign, run purely by people looking to make a positive change in South Africa.

Get involved on Twitter: @TBDAfrica using #TBD2016

It all started with just one Tweet, back in 2010.

For more information, and press inquiries, contact:

Merentia van der Vent: +27 74 181 7899

mvdvent@gmail.com

Twitter @merentia​

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