Santa'S Shoebox Project
Santa's Shoebox is a charity event that I think everyone should participate in. It is a yearly event whereby you pledge one 'shoebox' filled goodies to one child in need. These boxes include very basics to something a little bit more fun and can range from between R250 to R500 per box (depending on the goodies you choose). And it really is just a regular shoebox filled with goodies!
(Photo above is not mine)
We pledged 6 boxes for 3 boys and 3 girls from ages 4 to 7. We added the basics like a toothbrush, toothpaste and soap, one set of clothing and school supplies. We also added some sweets and some toys. These children have so little so giving them just a box filled with goodies is the least we can do for christmast.
These pledges run every year until mid October when the boxes are collected to be distributed. How about next year you join? Or better still if you do not have such a drive why not start one?