As many of the drop-off stations close for deliveries, we are proud to have been a part of such a great initiative at IMMIX. With our boardroom littered with wrapping paper, toys and games – the IMMIX team worked hard to sneak in lunch breaks and help wrap and pack boxes for the boys and girls who are the beneficiaries of the Santa’s Shoebox Project.
The Santa’s Shoebox Project is a community initiative that co-ordinates the donation, collection and distribution of boxed Christmas gifts to underprivileged children across South Africa and Namibia. The project targeted 100 000 children as part of the program and this year, over 119 000 boxes have been pledged. This successful pledge means that they are reaching out to even more children than they initially hoped. And what makes the project particularly special is that you are able to select the child you would like to pledge a Santa Shoebox for; by name, gender and age. This personal touch allows you to contribute specifically to a child’s life – a really wonderful opportunity.
This year, the IMMIX team collected, wrapped and packed 60 Santa’s Shoeboxes which were delivered last week. Each of the boxes were carefully filled with a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, facecloth, clothing outfit, educational item, sweets and a toy. These guidelines are directly from the Santa’s Shoebox website and ensure that each child receives an equally exciting and relevant gift with a personal touch – yours. If you’d like to put together a box – have a look at their website for all the details. There are still a handful of drop-off stations open until the start of November.
This is our second year contributing to Santa’s Shoebox, a project we love and specifically look forward to as part of our CSI calendar. To everyone who joins us in this, all you need to do is look at the gallery of smiles, to appreciate every person’s contribution to these incredible children.
From here we look forward to hosting a Christmas Party for the Lambano Sanctuary. The Lambano Sanctuary is a foster home for abandoned or orphaned children and those affected by HIV / Aids. The home cares for the children, rehabilitates them and if possible, the children are able to return to their homes. It currently houses between 30-45 children. We look forward to a festive season of sharing with others.
For more information, or if you would to join us, please visit our CSI page.