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Think I’m crazy?? Talking about Christmas giving this early in the year?? Well, friends and loyal donors, the busy SSB worker bees have not been asleep the past few months.
Can you believe that, ever since this project started, we’ve managed to collect 762 594 boxes! This achievement would have been totally impossible if not for our donors who manage to, year after year, find the time and funds to fill shoeboxes to give to those who have none. YOU DID THIS! Despite a declining economy, despite NOT having time, YOU MANAGED!! So, thank you a thousand times over.
You may find this surprising, but registration for the 2018 project opens in April and already I have more than 40 new facilities lined up in Pretoria alone. I got my first call on New Year’s eve 2017 and the word spread like wildfire in the townships.
You will therefore understand this call for action. If you want to support our project this year, there is simply no time like the present to start putting together those fillers. Remember the compulsory items:
- Toothpaste and toothbrush
- Facecloth and soap
- A toy
- Something sweet
- Educational supplies
Be on the lookout for end-of-season sales and pounce when you see a special. Purchase in bulk and you may be surprised at how many items you have collected come pledging time.
This year, the entire schedule will be changed and you will have to keep your eyes peeled for updates on when to pledge and when to drop off your boxes.
Remember, we aim to eventually reach 1 million children across South Africa and Namibia and YOU can be part of this remarkable moment. The moment when the young ones here, on the southern most tip of Africa, can all smile in unison, because someone actually cared enough to pack a gift box for them especially.
Are you ready then? Let’s all join hands in this campaign to bring joy to the littlest angels in our country.
Daycares, orphanages, places of safety and community centres, if you want to become beneficiaries, please make sure you apply online during April.
If you want more information, feel free to visit www.santashoebox.org.za or complete the contact form below.
Images source: Santa Shoebox Project website: Photo gallery – bit.ly/2HrwMnV