17 [31 days] organising your Santa’s shoebox

Have you heard of Santa’s Shoebox?

Someone sent me a mail and I signed up to donate 3 boxes.

The box needs to contain both practical and fun things, so both things like toothpaste/ toothbrush and also something nice to eat and wear. They give you a list with ideas so don’t be overwhelmed if you’re not familiar with kids. It’s actually very organised.

We’re doing a box for a two-year-old boy and girl (I’ve told the kids we’re doing presents for kids who don’t have a mummy and daddy), and a 13-year-old girl (that’s just so I can have some fun buying teenage stuff :)).

 

This is how I organised my stuff…

I printed the list and made some columns on the left to tick as I bought the items.

This list is on top of a clear plastic storage container with all the things inside.

We went to do the final bits of shopping today and I’ll be assembling it all this weekend ready for the drop-off on Sat 29th.

You all know how passionate I am about writing cards so the kids and I will be writing each of the kids a nice Christmas card šŸ™‚ from the Francois family.

If you’re in SA and you’re willing and able to give, please consider sponsoring a box. I understand from my friend who’s volunteering that there are 1500 kids in Jhb North who still need sponsors. More in the rest of the country.

Even if you’re not in South Africa, maybe these tips could help you with similar initiatives in your community?

 

Is anyone reading doing Santa’s Shoebox? Is your box ready yet?

 

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Comments

  1. What a great and generous idea! And I love that you put it into action in such an organized manner! So you! LOL

  2. You have a big heart. (The kids and I are doing something similar with a British charity called Blythswood, for orphans in Eastern Europe mainly. The 700+ pupils school put a leaflet in each child’s schoolbag. I’ve two half-filled boxes and no note on the form of when they’re due by!)

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