I spent 4 years living in South Africa and have been back many times to visit the charities I worked
with when we lived there.
There are numerous charities in South Africa supporting children living in poverty in many different ways.
The Viva Foundation who supply affordable education and support the local community with a
variety of projects. Including camping in a township, taking part in an arts project.
Dignity Dreams providing women with washable and reusable sanitary products. I reviewed them.
Santa Shoebox Project collect and distribute 110,000 Christmas gifts throughout the country each
year. My Santa Shoebox journey.
Kungwini Welfare Organisation provide residential care for adults and children with learning
difficulties, as well as providing education in their local community. I first started making scarves
with them in 2014 raising funds for supplies for the workshop
I'm back in South Africa in September 2018. I've funded my own trip and will be staying with friends as I've done previously, since we relocated to Dubai.
What I'll be doing as well as visiting and supporting Kungwini and Santa Shoebox is to visit the
children in the townships that I've met through these organisations over the years and bring a little
extra happiness into their lives.
This could be through painting a classroom, holding a birthday party, donating toiletries and or
educational supplies and I'd like you to help me succeed by donating £5 in exchange for a handmade scarf. That's it, that's all you have to do, just visit my PayPal account and donate.
In exchange for your £5, I'll select a scarf at random that I've made and post it to you. I'll tweet out a
thank you, post the total amount raised, provide invoices and post photos online (with permission) of
the children who have received your donation. Every penny raised will be spent directly on children
living in poverty.
Visit my Paypal account, donate and then message me with your address on:
Your scarves are beautiful. What a wonderful thing that you're doing. Thanks for sharing with us at #TriumphantTales, we'd love to see you back again next week.ReplyDelete
What a fantastic thing you are doing....ReplyDelete
My girls primary school used to do the shoeboxes at Christmas and it always left me feeling happy that I was helping at least one child.
Those scarfs are beautiful x #PoCoLo
We did shoeboxes in the UK for years alsoDelete
There is a church near me doing this same project. Such a good thing. #pocoloReplyDelete
Tracy www.viewfromthe beachchair.com
It’s amazing to watch their faces when often it’s the only gift they ever getDelete
This is such a lovely idea - I try to do what I can, but I've never done anything on this scale. How amazing!ReplyDelete
thanks, it was my 'full time' job when we lived in SA as a volunteerDelete
What a worthwhile thing to do and help others in need X #pocoloReplyDelete