A local business has taken it upon themselves to do all they can to help the disadvantaged during the coronavirus pandemic. Colourplus Textiles, based in Woodstock, hopes to distribute 1-million COVID-19 masks to immune-suppressed children across the Cape.

The masks will be distributed to any non-profit organisations that request them. One of the first to request the service is Home From Home, which cares for 200 children.

The NGO’s biggest concern is “for our children who are immuno-compromised and we would like to reach out to you if there is a possibility of us receiving masks from your great initiative for our foster children and also our foster mothers who fall in the older age group who fall risk to the Covid-19″, according to IoL.

The first batch of masks was delivered today [March 23].

“My first major sponsor Mimaki Japan, the world’s leading producer of printing technology and inks wants to help all Africans and their local distributor Graphix Supply World have responded in an amazing way by providing machines and consumables worth R500 000,” said owner of Colourless Textiles, Henry John Ludski to iOl.

“At a basic cost, R 1000 could see us provide 100 printed masks to an aged care facility or people living with HIV-AIDS. The masks could save their lives if it provides some protection. I grew up in a very poor community and I’d like to think I could make a difference by using my skills and resources in these terrible times.”

“Things are going to get worse before it gets better and many people are going to get sick and die from Covid-19. Every little bit helps. This initiative is only a few days old and over the next few days we will have details of where people can donate,” Ludski added.

You can contact Colourplus Textiles on 021 820 2254.

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