Howick Rotary is gearing up for the collection of blankets and quilts for its Blankets 4 Kids 4 Winter Appeal, Times reports. This year’s collection – which begins on May 1 and runs for the whole month – is being supported by the Howick Village Association. Collection points will be the Howick Information Centre, Howick Village Optometrist, and Grasslands. The successful Rotary effort last year saw more than 350 blankets distributed to families in need through Stand Children Services and All Saints Anglican Church.