Campus radio station VowFM kicks off its annual Winter Collection drive with a free breakfast next Wednesday.
Lucky Mdaweni, the station’s marketing manager says, “This is our fourth year running the Winter Collection and we want to encourage the Wits community to give to those less fortunate”.
Students are encouraged to bring two or more items of clothes that are in good condition in order to receive a cup of coffee or tea together with a muffin or croissant courtesy of supermarket chain Pick n’ Pay.
“The currency is clothes,” says VowFM DJ and marketing intern Timothy ‘TMO’ Abrahams.
The Free Breakfast morning will be hosted outside the Great Hall on April 22 from 9am- 12pm while an outdoor broadcast of the show, ‘Mugging Beats’, will be airing live from the venue.
“People are in need out there … some of us take for granted the four pairs of sneakers we have,” says TMO. The station realises that not having good gear to wear can cause alienation among students and wants to give back to the Wits community and their listeners this winter.
According to intern Delisiwe Msibi, the winter clothing will be distributed to Wits students first then the rest will be donated to charities in Braamfontein.
The Wits Citizenship and Community Outreach (WCCO) Food Bank will be responsible for the safe keeping and distribution of the collected clothing items.
Boxes have been placed all over campus so that the Wits community can donate clothes at any time. The boxes will be placed at all Wits residences and at Brammfontein residences.