The MSA is collecting clothing to help students stay warm during winter

The Wits Muslim Students’ Association (MSA) is assisting disadvantaged students by collecting  clothing that will keep them warm in winter.

The society has created its first ever winter clothing drive, which was launched on Wednesday, April 11. Zaynub Cader, head of MSA student affairs, said that she was approached by a few students who spoke to her about not having proper clothing.

“We would like to help such students cover up this winter as well has having decent clothing because we know we are capable of helping them,” she said.

Cader said that this was the first campaign of its kind but that the MSA has always supported other initiatives like this.

HELPING HAND: The Wits MSA has started their first winter clothing drive campaign. Photo: Naeemah Dudan

Third-year BA student, Thembisile Modise, said that she wanted to donate clothes to those who couldn’t afford the clothing that she could.

She said, “It gets very cold in winter and sometimes I still feel cold in my layers of clothing, I can’t imagine what those who don’t even have that feel.”

Clothing from the campaign will be given to students who come forward needing clothing. If students are aware that students need clothing, they can submit their names to the organisation.

The Wits Citizenship and Community Outreach (WCCO) also holds a clothing drive throughout the year. Administrator at WCCO, Lizette Norris, said that their clothing drive is always a success.

“There is always clothes in the clothing bank from donations that are brought throughout the year,” she added.

The MSA have called on the Wits community to donate clothes. Clothing can be placed in the designated donation boxes placed at the Muslim prayer centre on East campus.


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