Darg doing its bit for Mandela Day

Examples of some of the goods that can go into the care packages that Darg is collecting for the needy this Mandela Day.

This Mandela Day, July 18, the Domestic Animal Rescue Group (DARG) will be collecting care packages for the less fortunate be they animals or humans.

The public are being asked to either donate a care package, with non-perishable food, a beverage, a treat and pet food, or sponsor a plaque at Darg’s Rush Ndou Community Clinic, which the organisation is building at its Hout Bay premises to help animals in Imizamo Yethu and Hangberg.

The care packages must be delivered to Darg by 3pm on Monday July 18, and Darg will be working with various organisations to make sure they get to those who need them most, according to Darg managing director Faustina Gardner.

“This is going to be our 67 minutes for Mandela Day. Individuals can go to our online store and donate. We will get the items and prepare the packages. They can get the list of items on our Facebook page.”

Ms Gardner said Darg hoped to have the community clinic finished in the next few months.

Darg fund-raiser Debra Buys said the public could help to complete the clinic by sponsoring a plaque on the clinic sponsor board to be displayed on the clinic wall.

“The plaques can feature a company logo or personal message, and options range from R3 350 as a secondary sponsor to R10 000 or more as a primary sponsor.”

Care packages for Mandela Day can be dropped off at Darg’s premises in Hout Bay Main Road.