SOS saves old denims

Algoa Sun reporter
ARE you saving your favourite old denims in your cupboard in the hope that you will lose weight and be able to squeeze back into them?
Have you lost weight and now need to find a new home for your oversized denims? Have you stashed your favourite bell- bottom jeans away hoping they will become fashionable again?
The Port Elizabeth SOS Children’s Village has a way you can get rid of those denims and feel good about it.
Following the huge success of the 2012 campaign, SOS Children’s Village Port Elizabeth will once again be encouraging members of the public to support their Denim Drive.
The goal for 2013 is to collect 250 items of denim clothing, which can be dropped off at PE SOS Children’s Villages in Searle Road, Schauderville.
“Ultimately the aim of the Denim Drive is to empower women from the income-generating programmes that are run through the SOS family strengthening programmes and the social centres across South Africa,” fundraiser of the village Mandy Spies said.
“The denim items will be recycled into pretty and practical household and fashion items and then sold to generate an income for the women and their families,” she said.
The women involved in these income-generation programmes are usually single parents, grandmothers or older siblings who are heading households as a direct result of the negative impact of HIV/AIDS, other chronic illnesses, crime, substance abuse and other social ills, on families.
The Port Elizabeth Village is co-ordinating this programme for the second year running.
Clean out your cupboards and ditch your old denims to make a difference in the lives of those less privileged.

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