67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day

Donate a Ball of "GoodWool" to our 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day KnitWits

Our goal is to donate 670 balls of yarn to our KnitWits for Madiba, but we need your help to achieve this.

Our Goal to 670 Balls 25.22%

169 balls of yarn have been donated so far!

Even though its getting warmer, we still need to be able to help those in need, now and next winter.

Donate a ball (or 10) of ‘goodwool’ to the 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day KnitWits and allow them to continue creating beautiful blankets, scarves and more.

Donate a ball of 'goodwool' for only R20 today

Who is 67 Blankets?

67 Blankets was started in December of 2013 by Carolyn Steyn in honor of Nelson Mandela Day.

Since inception, 67 Blankets has transformed into what some are calling a ‘movement’ – a movement that has captured the attention of many South African and international celebrities as well as corporates and KnitWits for Madiba in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Cyprus, London, the USA, Ireland, Italy, and India.

In its brief history, the campaign has realized some important milestones. After just nine months, 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day won CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR at the South African of the Year Awards in October 2014. On April 21, 2015, to mark 21 years of democracy in South Africa 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day smashed the Guinness World Record for the “The Largest Crochet Blanket in the World” measuring 3,377 square meters at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

Who is The Wool Shoppe?

The Wool Shoppe officially opened its doors in April 2015, in Kempton Park, Johannesburg and has become a well-known brand that keeps to its promise of competitive pricing, excellent service, and offers a wide range of high quality yarn. 

The Wool Shoppe is a family-run business that has always believed in giving back when and where it can. 

We are proud stockists of high-quality, local and imported yarns including Elle Yarns, Classic Yarns, Alize, Kismet Yarns as well as a variety of premium knitting and crochet hardware from ChiaoGoo, Clover and KnitPro. 

The Wool Shoppe is revolutionising the yarn industry and offering one of the best online shopping experiences in the country. 

Help us help those in need by purchasing “goodwool” that will be donated to the amazing KnitWits for Madiba.


How does it work and where does it go?

You can donate 1 ball, or 100 balls from the comfort of your own home. Choose how many you’d like to donate by clicking on the buttons below and make payment on our website – The Wool Shoppe will handle the rest. We will process the order and deliver the yarn that you have sponsored to 67 Blankets where they will distribute it to our KnitWits throughout the country.

This fundraiser will run between 13 October 2023 and 22 December 2023  Extended to 26 Junary 2024. 

Yarn will be selected at random and donated to our KnitWits for Madiba. 

1 ball works out to 1 x 100g Double Knit ball of yarn. There is no limit to the number of balls of goodwool you would like to donate.

The Wool Shoppe and 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day thank you in advance for your support in this initiative to help us help those in need.