Nompumelelo Malatsi gives a snooze scarf to MODA resident Thomas Mans.

Prestige Clothing Joburg keeps residents warm on Mandela Day

Rand Aid’s Thembalami Care Centre and Max Ordman Deaf Association (MODA) residents received snooze scarfs from Prestige Clothing Joburg, a manufacturing arm of The Foschini Group, for Nelson Mandela Day.

As part of its clothing skills programme, Prestige Clothing Joburg hired 90 hearing impaired learners to teach them manufacturing skills and how to sew t-shirts that are sold in various stores and factory outlets.

As part of its 67 minutes for Mandela Day, the company also wanted to give back and assist organisations that cater for the hearing impaired by donating snooze scarfs to residents.

A group of the learners, many from St Vincent School for the Deaf, visited MODA and Thembalami on Mandela Day, sang with the residents and handed out 130 snooze scarfs, which were greatly appreciated by all.

Thembalami resident Lisbeth Mokoena with Nolufefe Mbanjwa, who was part of the team that visited Thembalami.