FABIans, please join us for the annual FABI blanket drive! There are many people in South Africa who are cold during the winter months. Our aim is that EACH FABIan helps to keep at least ONE less-priviledged person out there warm in this coming winter. In 2009 the first blanket drive was launched at FABI, and it has grown annually ever since. This community project has helped people in places such as The Ark nursery school, the Mamelodi nursery school, and the beneficiaries of The Salvation Army and the University of Pretoria's annual blanket initiatives.  This year FABI will be joining forces with the TuksFM University of Pretoria blanket initiative, who has a huge programme to get the blankets to those who really need them.

Blankets and warm clothes can be brought to the foyer in FABI. Each research group in FABI has been given a donation envelope in which cash donations can be made – this will be used to buy more blankets. Cash donations can also be brought to the front desk at FABI. The deadline for contributions is the 15th of May 2014. Please help us warm the bodies (and hearts) of those in need this winter!

For more information, you can contact Matt Laubscher, who is the FABI Social Club representative in charge of this year's campaign (Marius.Laubscher@fabi.up.ac.za).

Photo: The 'before photo' of a rather empty looking Winter Heater corner in the FABI foyer. Please pile up your donations of clothes and blankets there, so we can have an impressive 'after photo!'