Lehae Christian Church (in Lenasia, Gauteng) participated in the 2012 blankets4children drive and received 240 blankets for distribution. The church, which is active in various community outreaches, had raised funds for 120 blankets and through their partnership with turn the tide 4 children, this number had been doubled to 240 blankets.
According to Pastor Sydney Francis, the blankets were distributed to those in need by the Lehae Christian Church, as well as by Teen Challenge Lenasia and Zerah Christian Fellowship.
Pastor Chellen from Teen Challenge shares how they were able to distribute the blankets at a soup kitchen run by the Kliptown Nazarene Church and at a feeding scheme in Orange Farm (where they work in partnership with a small local church). He shares some of his experience:
Pastor Louis of Zerah Christian Fellowship was able to distribute the blankets in a squatter camp in Phoenix on one of the coldest days in Durban and reports: