Help St Joseph’sHome to Fund 970 Nappies Daily
Saint Joseph’s Home for chronically ill children in Cape Town has relaunched a “Happy Nappy” campaign, run last year, as a way of saving on the cost of buying disposable nappies.
This year’s campaign, dedicated to the centenary of Mandela’s birth, is called “Our 100 Days of Giving”, and will run till September 20.
Every 24 hours, St Joseph’s uses more than 970 disposable nappies in its five wards. Last year the nappy bill was about R200 000.
Last year’s campaign raised R23 315 for the nappy budget, plus 16405 nappies, leading to a total saving of R81408, said resource development manager Alrika Hefers,
Staff of the home chipped in generously, Ms Hefers added. “We often ask the public to donate. As staff, we would like to set the example.”
Nappies can be dropped at St Joseph’s in Montana, and donations made via stjosephshome.org.za/happy-nappy-campaign or via the crowdfunding site www.backabuddy.co.za/happynappy. One bag of nappies costs R230.
For more information contact Alrika Hefers at firstname.lastname@example.org