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Susan comes through with ‘Bags of Love’

Susan Harwood feels grateful to the community support as they come with Bags of Love.

Bags of Love is currently running its annual initiative, ‘Operation Cover-up’, to provide warmth, comfort, and protection to individuals who are unable to afford blankets and warm clothing to shield themselves from the upcoming harsh winter.

“And, as always, we need help from our generous community,” said Susan Harwood, a freelance copywriter-photographer who runs a charity, called Bags of Love, from her home in the Fourways area.

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She said they fabulously kick-started this year’s Operation Cover-up with a generous donation from the ladies of Zopco who delivered 70 blankets to them on May 20.

Zopco is a private and independent trading company, focussed on sourcing of non-ferrous refined metal and concentrates. They get together to collect in-demand items, to make a difference to the lives of people – mainly focussing on women, once a year.

This year, at their Woman in Mining event, as part of their community outreach programme, they requested that each participant donate a blanket.

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“All in all they collected 200 and approached Lynton Lefevre, brand manager of 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day with a view to donating the collection. However, Lynton Lefervre very kindly paid it forward by recommending Bags of Love as one of the recipients, for which we are incredibly grateful.

“Sadly, winter has become known as ‘shack-fire season’ and is always tragic. Our collections are extremely well supported too, by community members who drop off warm clothing, blankets and non-perishable foods to the charity to assist with these sad cases.

“If those outside of our estate would like to assist too, please deliver donations to Lil’ Kitchen in the Valley Shopping Centre, which kindly offers itself as a drop-off zone for Bags of Love and Dogs Trusst/Diepsloot Dogs. Alternatively, donors can email me at harwoods@netactive.co.za for more details.”

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