Engo Family Care is a non-profit organization in the Free State province of South-Africa. It has a proud history of 60 years of making a difference in the poverty-ridden community of Senekal. Their projects include HIV/AIDS programmes, feeding schemes, elderly care and family intervention services. Due to economic hardship and government cutbacks, they are faced with a battle of survival and the well-being of thousands of people is at stake.
They needR300 000(£16 100, €18 300 or $21 200) just to survive the current financial year.
From this desperate situation, the Blocks of Hope Blanket Project was born. By donating only R50(£3.56, €4.00 or $4.69) caring individuals can become part of a worthwhile project: all funds from Blocks of Hope go directly to addressing areas of critical need in the community. This is a small price to pay for being involved in the economic and social upliftment of those in dire need through no fault of their own. And apart from the personal satisfaction of being involved in a truly worthwhile project, individuals who donate to the Blankets of Hope Project stand a chance of winning a beautifully handcrafted blanket of their choice!
Countdown to the lucky draw on 9 March 2018 has begun
A transparent approach and clean governance are guaranteed by the financial auditing of all funds by Enslins Incorporated Auditors. The lucky draw will be verified by Enslins Senekal Incorporated on the 9th of March 2018. The prizes will be couriered to the lucky recipients anywhere in the world!
Stories of Hope
Follow the link below to donate and give hope and warmth to others. You will stand a chance of taking this beautiful hand-crafted blanket home as a reminder of your kindness.
The Danish concept of Hygge (pronounced hoogah) has become the latest buzzword in the lifestyle lexicon of the world. This translates as a feeling of cosiness, warmth and caring, as embodied in a beautiful, handmade, crocheted blanket. Now you can experience your very own Hygge-hugby joining the Blocks of Hope Blanket Project.
Not only can you spread warmth and caring to disenchanted and poverty-ridden households, but you also stand a chance of winning your own Hygge-handcrafted blanket for each donation of only R50 (£3.56, €4.00 or $4.69).
TheDanish name Ellinor means Sympathy and Compassion. The Ellinor blanket was patiently crocheted in natural shades that will coordinate with any décor, as well as symbolizing the concepts of caring that your donation will bring to the lives of others.
This popular girl’s name in Denmark means Promise of Joy. The hand-crochetedLise blanket is bright, vibrant and colourful. It will provide a focus point in any room of your house, as well as constantly reminding you of the promise of hope your donation has given to those living in dull despair.
We would like to give special thanks to those that have contributed to our cause.
Suzanne Potgieter is the creative crafter who hand crocheted the Ellinor and Lise blankets.
She is the owner of 29onTait guesthouse. It is conveniently located close to the University, Loftus, the Union Buildings and large shopping centers and offers old world charm at an affordable price.
Venues and Photography
Dennebosch and Oberammergau provided beautiful settings for our photographic shoots done by Steve Ferreira and Sugarbird (Arleen Wiese).
Thank you to Linda Cilliers, Celia van den Heever and Van Reenen Steyn who also provide backdrops for some of the photo’s
eWebHostings is the multimedia company responsible for managing and hosting our online project.
Linda Brink’s creative writing gives a good touch to all the text.