If you live in South Africa and spend a bit of time on Twitter; you’ve probably heard about the Twitter Blanket Drive.
It’s easy to forget, when we’re sipping on a big cup of hot chocolate in front of our big gas heaters, that a large portion of the South African population barely have the luxury of snuggling into a warm blanket.
It was with this very thought that, @MelanieMinnaar started the Twitter Blanket Drive, just over 2 years ago.
The aim is to collect as many blankets as possible, using social media to rally support. The main event will be held as a national tweet-up on 26 May 2012, with supporters getting together at 6pm at venues all across South Africa (and even over the border in Zimbabwe).
This year, I am proud to be hosting the #TBDZA West Rand event, with my good friend and awesome rockstar @PappaG100 as co-host. He and his band, Die Kat se Snor will be treating us to a free performance on the day, so bring your blankets and watch this awesome band live!
For more info and to RSVP, follow this link: http://twtvite.com/TBDZAWestRand
We hope to see you there!