When their delivery truck was stolen in 2006, a Johannesburg inner city feeding program – Paballo ya Batho (Sotho for “caring for the people”) suddenly found it impossible to feed hundreds of homeless people. They did not have the finances to replace it, so The Night of a 1000 Drawings was born as a fundraising rescue plan. Anyone could donate A5 drawings of anything, which were then sold for R100 each at an inner-city art exhibition. By the end of the evening sufficient money was raised to buy a new truck. This is how 1000 Drawings was born.
DOODLing FOR A DIFFERENCE is now happening in many places around the world including… Berlin, Tuscany, Belgium, Bloemfontein, Dubai and CAPE TOWN.
This year, as part of World Design Capital 2014 (#WDC530), Cape Town is hosting its 4th 1000 Drawings event. We have endeavoured to both host and support doodle sessions around the city with the aim of collecting over 5000 doodles for sale on the night.
Proceeds from the event will be used change the lives of learners at the Thomas Wildschutt Primary School by engaging Greenpop, See Saw Do and H.E.L.P Educare to assist in upgrading the school grounds, offering a life skills programme and implementing a homework enrichment project.