Rays Of Hope’s 2022 #WarmUpAlex Drive

Rays of Hope, an NPO, and PBO based in Alexandra Township, is appealing to businesses, organisations, and individuals to support this year’s #WarmUpAlex initiative that aims to help keep the residents of Alexandra safe and warm through winter.


  • Rays of Hope was able to assist over 2’400 Alexandra residents to stay warm during the harsh winter of 2021.
  • The organisation is aiming to surpass this number in 2022 to provide much-needed aid to those hard-hit by the pandemic, lockdown measures, inflation, and unrest.
  • Monetary donations will also be gratefully received and will be eligible for a Section 18A certificate.
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With the help of generous donations from businesses, partner organisations, and individuals, the organisation distributed 300 hampers, 1’280 blankets, and 176 bags of warm clothes last year. This enabled Rays of Hope to provide much-needed support through 23 partner NGOs to their beneficiaries.

Many Alexandra residents are ill-equipped to brave Johannesburg’s notoriously chilly days and nights that are already upon us. The people of Alexandra have also been hard-hit by the current economic slump, not to mention the recent spate of violence that has left innocent families and homes in ruin. All these factors and more contribute to the tough times that people in Alexandra have fallen into, and any help that we as a long-serving partner of the community and other generous souls can offer will most certainly go a long way.

// Senior Social Worker at Rays of Hope, Bertha Muchadeyi


A cash donation of just R350 will make this winter a far warmer one for an Alexandra resident, as this allows us to buy a warm blanket, beanie, scarf, and socks to make up a winter warmth hamper. Once-off donations of blankets, winter clothing and jackets, non-perishable food and basic cold and flu medicines will also be of great help to people in Alexandra.

Donations will be distributed as they are received, and companies are encouraged to drive collections within their office blocks, and individuals to rally their communities to collect new or pre-loved items in good condition to help streamline the process.

// Senior Social Worker at Rays of Hope, Bertha Muchadeyi


The collection point for donations and drop-offs is the Rays of Hope Sandton Office, corner of St Andrew’s Road and William Nicol Drive in Hurlingham. For more information, and to request a special Rays of Hope collection box for your office, contact Rays of Hope.


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