Santa Shoe­box Project needs sup­port

Eyethu Baywatch - - NEWS • IZINDABA - Conelia Harry

THE an­nual Santa Shoe­box Project, which col­lects gifts for un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren coun­try­wide dur­ing the fes­tive sea­son, is in full swing and boasts a new in­for­ma­tion and track­ing fea­ture.

A Santa Shoe­box app can be down­loaded from Play­store and al­lows the donor to pledge, track and re­ceive no­ti­fi­ca­tions when their box has been de­liv­ered.

This year Richards Bay and Em­pan­geni are join­ing forces to reach more chil­dren and com­mu­nity mem­bers are in­vited to sup­port the project and help them reach a mil­lion shoe­boxes by next year.

To date 762 594 shoe­boxes con­tain­ing eight pre­scribed items have been dis­trib­uted to un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren in South Africa and Namibia.

The suc­cess of the ini­tia­tive can largely be at­trib­uted to its per­sonal na­ture, as donors give gifts to chil­dren whose first names, ages and gen­ders are known.

The ini­tia­tive is sup­ported by an ex­ten­sive net­work of vol­un­teers and cor­po­rate spon­sors pledg­ing fi­nan­cial or pro-bono sup­port.

If you would like to sup­port the project, call 076 8102992 for more in­for­ma­tion.

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