Moving cargo … and making a difference

From the left: Lwazi Mofokeng from DIRCO, Gretchen Ginnerty, president of the Love Quilt Project (LQP) and Diana Higgs, SA coordinator of the LQP.

The transport of 100 handmade quilts from the US to South Africa last week was no ordinary project for SAA Cargo, the airfreight partner of US-based non-profit organisation the Love Quilt Project (LQP).

The quilts have been handed over to children who are orphaned, many of them HIV-positive.

SAA Cargo, in partnership with LQP, has transported over 400 quilts over the past five years.

Gretchen Ginnerty, the LQP president says:  “LQP uses the healing power of love to change the lives of vulnerable and orphaned South African children. American children send messages of love expressed through art to brighten lives and help heal these children. These messages are created on fabric squares stitched into beautiful quilts that are given to children in need.”  

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