October 20, 2015  

Supplied by Tracy Abrahams from wpa2015


Members of Western Province Athletics! 12 days to go and the Santa Shoebox team still need over 15 000 shoeboxes to be pledged.

We don't want a single one of the 100 000 children to go without a present this year!

Western Province Athletics has set a target of pledging 200 shoeboxes to the Santa Shoebox Project. We cannot do this without the support of our affiliated clubs and members; and would therefore like to appeal to all clubs to assist us in reaching our goal and spreading some love and joy. Your support will be greatly appreciated. To find out more

Please follow this link, which gives you detailed information on how to pack your shoebox
Please remember that all items must be NEW and AGE-APPROPRIATE.
All of the following items are required:
  • Toothpaste
  • Tooth brush
  • Bar of soap
  • Wash cloth
  • An outfit of clothing
  • Educational supplies
  • Sweets
  • A toy
Shoeboxes are to please be delivered to the WPA Office by no later than 15h30 on Thursday 22 October.
About Santa Shoebox Project
The Santa Shoebox Project is an initiative of the Kidz2Kidz Trust (IT2671/2009). The Trust is registered as a Public Benefit Organization (PBO-930031301), a Non Profit Organisation (NPO 102-098), a Level Four B-BBEE Contributor and has Section 18A status. PWC are the official auditors of the Santa Shoebox Project.
The Santa Shoebox Project originated in Cape Town and has grown in leaps and bounds, with the number of Santa Shoeboxes growing from a humble 180 boxes in 2006 to an astounding 109 930 in 2014. The boxes are distributed to more than 1000 recipient facilities, through more than 60 satellites around South Africa and Namibia. The success of the Project can largely be attributed to its personal nature – donors give gifts to children whose names, ages and genders are known.
The theme for 2015 is ‘Giving for Good!’
Says Santa Shoebox Project National Coordinator, Irené Pieters: ‘Our focus this year is really about ‘giving for good’. We want to do good by giving (good) top quality gift boxes to (good) deserving children – some of whom have never received a gift at Christmas time before, to create an overwhelmingly good experience that benefits them – for good.