‘Play it forward’ toy drive is a resounding success

'Play It Forward' toy drive

"As part of our commitment to build a more caring city, The City of Cape Town has concluded yet another successful toy drive campaign" says Mayor de Lille.

"During the campaign, themed as ‘Play it forward’, we received in excess of 100 boxes with toys.
 
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people who have donated new and used toys to all City libraries and at the Cape Town Civic Centre.
 
Your generosity will go a long way in ensuring that children in disadvantaged communities have enjoyable childhood experiences.
 
When we started the campaign, I undertook to have these toys distributed to the City’s 17 toy libraries in Manenberg, Atlantis, Elsies River, Nyanga and Mfuleni.
 
We also committed to allocating a portion of the collected play materials to 33 City-owned Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centres across Cape Town.
 
Mayoral Committee Member for Area East, Cllr Anda Ntsodo, and I have already distributed the first consignment of toys to the Dora Tamana ECD Centre in Khayelitsha.
 
Other area-based mayoral committee members were issued with a quota of toys to distribute to the City-owned ECD Centres during their roadshows.
 
More toys will still be issued to the area-based mayoral committee representatives for distribution to centres in their respective constituencies.
 
This campaign complements the recently launched 12 ECD resource libraries where books and recreational toys are used to stimulate the development of young children.
 
These centres will also be beneficiaries of the toy drive.
 
I’m also pleased to announce that City officials are already hard at work planning our next toy drive and the details will be shared soon.
 
I would like to urge those who donated toys in the previous toy drive to continue supporting the campaign. Your generosity is appreciated."
 
Executive Mayor – Patricia de Lille