Don your slip­pers

Help raise funds for Reach for a Dream kids

Go! & Express - - News - QHAMANI LINGANI

WHAT bet­ter time of year to sup­port Slip­per Day on Au­gust 5 by wear­ing your slip­pers to work or school, while sup­port­ing chil­dren fight­ing life-threat­en­ing ill­nesses.

The an­nual cam­paign, launched in 2011, en­cour­ages peo­ple to pur­chase a R10 sticker and wear their slip­pers to work or school on the first Fri­day of Au­gust, to show their sup­port for chil­dren who are se­ri­ously ill.

So far, the cam­paign has man­aged to raise more than R6.5-mil­lion for the Reach For A Dream Foun­da­tion.

Reach For A Dream Foun­da­tion fundraiser Liezel Ma­vata said R3 497 586 was raised last year around the coun­try.

All funds raised by the foun­da­tion are used to help ful­fill the dreams of chil­dren fac­ing lifethreat­en­ing ill­nesses.

About ev­ery 500 stick­ers sold for Slip­per Day will cover the costs of one dream for a child, fundraiser for the Reach For A Dream Foun­da­tion, Liezel Ma­vata said.

“The chil­dren’s dreams vary. No dream is big­ger or smaller than an­other.

“One child may want a lap­top, an­other a trip to Dis­ney Land, an­other to be flown around the coun­try and we have to ful­fill all those dreams.”

“We have han­dover dreams, when we buy some­thing and give it to a child.

“We have ex­pe­ri­ence dreams, where we maybe take a child to Inkwenkwezi [Game Re­serve], where they can feel and touch the an­i­mals.

“Or we also have travel dreams, when we take them to a cer­tain des­ti­na­tion of their choice,” Ma­vata said.

In­di­vid­u­als can pur­chase their stick­ers at any Pick n Pay or Wimpy, and cor­po­rates and schools can or­der their stick­ers in bulk by e-mail­ing slip­per­dayelo@reach­ or call­ing (043) 726-0330.

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WARM LIT­TLE HEARTS: Buy a R10 sticker to wear your slip­pers to work or school to help raise funds for chil­dren with life-threat­en­ing ill­nesses

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