Weʼve raised £675 to buy virtual Santa shoeboxes that will be packed and distributed in South Africa to needy and underprivileged children
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- Funded on Friday, 25th November 2016
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You may be familiar with the Santa Shoebox Project. If not, it is a project in South Africa which originated in Cape Town in 2006 where people got together to pack a certain list of items into a shoe box, wrapped it up and gave it to needy and vulnerable children for Christmas who would otherwise not receive anything over Christmas.
When you consider the humble list of items included in the box (a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, washcloth, educational supplies, outfit of clothing, sweets and a toy) it's clear that you are contributing directly to children in need.
This project is very close to my heart, something which my mom used to do (before she passed away) and something I participated in when I still lived in South Africa. I was delighted to find out that they have come up with a solution for those living abroad who want to still participate – you can buy a "virtual shoebox" which is then packed (all at cost) by Pick 'n Pay (the SA version of Sainsburys) and distributed. It is only £20 (R350) for a shoebox, which includes the box (it's a proper plastic box so that the children can use it for storage), the contents, wrapping, transportation and distribution.
So this is in memory of my mom, and for all the incredible people back home who are making a difference.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and for contributing, every little bit counts.
Tayne Rankine started crowdfunding
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Nov 7, 2016
Well done for raising money for such a good cause
Nov 5, 2016
Thanks for organising Taynie xx
Nov 5, 2016
Good call. Thank you. Target achieved. Best A
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