Wool, knitting needles needed for winter warmth drive

Noah residents Kathleen Stander, left, and Audrey Cupido knitting winter warmers.

The Neighbourhood Old Age Home (NOAH) is appealing to the community to donate spare wool and knitting needles to make winter warmers for its elderly residents.

Director of the Woodstock-based non-profit, Anne Dobson, says this winter brings the challenge of how to keep their over 700 elderly residents and members warm. “With soaring electricity costs, it’s expensive to heat our communal homes, centres and clinics,” she says.

Ms Dobson says many of their elderly have poor circulation which is making it hard for them to feel warm. “Warm clothes and blankets are a scarce resource,” she says.

Since June, Noah residents Audrey Cupido and Kathleen Stander have been knitting scarves, jerseys, beanies and blankets at their Woodstock centre.

“If you have spare wool, and/or knitting needles that you don’t need, please be in touch and our ladies can get knitting,” says Ms Dobson.

Knitting needles, wool and blankets can be dropped at the home at 19 Regent Street, Woodstock, for the attention of Jane Mills. Email bonny@noah.org.za or call 021 447 6334 if you would like to make a financial donation.