On 14th July, 2012, BAPS South Africa organised its 7th annual 'Winter Warmer Drive' in Johannesburg. This project, managed by BAPS youths, is meant to help underprivileged communities during the winter months. Barcelona, an outlying community of Johannesburg was the recipient of this years drive.
Sadhus and over a 100 volunteers participated in this drive. A large variety of essential items like new blankets, candles, toys for children, used clothing and shoes etc were donated. 'Winter Hampers' were also distributed, which contained food items like rice, tinned food, tea etc. In addition, over 400 residents of the community were served a hot meal.
The community members were very touched by the aid they received and showed their gratitude by singing a 'thank you' song in the local dialect.