Each year the Santa Shoebox Project collects and distributes personalised gifts of essential items and treats for underprivileged children throughout South Africa and Namibia.
In 13 years, our generosity has reached 858 673 children.
It’s with the greatest of joy in our hearts that we participated in this phenomenal cause. We are excited to have purchased all the goodies for those who need them. Now it’s time to personalise and wrap them!
What is the ‘Santa Shoebox Project’
The Santa Shoebox Project originated in Cape Town in 2006 with a humble 180 shoeboxes. In 14 years it has grown in leaps and bounds, with the number of Santa Shoeboxes donated reaching a total of 858 673. The shoeboxes are distributed to more than 1000 recipient facilities each year, through more than 60 satellites around South Africa and Namibia.
The success of the Project can largely be attributed to its personal nature – donors give gifts of essential items and treats to children whose names, ages and genders are known. The minimum 8 required items are a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, a washcloth, sweets, a toy, school supplies and an outfit of clothing – all new, unused and age-appropriate.
The project is supported by an extensive network of volunteers across South Africa and Namibia – kind-hearted people who give freely of their time, energy and expertise without remuneration. It also relies on the generous backing of various corporate sponsors pledging monetary or pro bono support. Many companies, involving their staff members pledge Santa Shoeboxes as part of their Corporate Social Investment programmes.
We would like to encourage, no make that CHALLENGE all other compies to get involved, together we can make a massive impact on the lives of so many needy children!
To learn more we invite you to visit the official Santa Shoebox Project website: https://santashoebox.org.za
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