500 for 500 Drive

Oct 5, 2020

Distribution of 500 sleeping bags and blankets to the homeless in Cape Town by December 2020.

Nexmed is involved with many community outreach initiatives, strategic philanthropy and humanitarian aids.  One of the current projects we are busy with is the purchase and distribution of 500 sleeping bags and blankets for the homeless. According to the Western Cape government there are approximately 4,000 homeless people in Cape Town. There are 1,499 shelter beds available, jointly funded by the municipality and provincial Department of Social Development.  This signifies a significant shortfall of a basic human need like a warm blanket and enclosure.