The Shoebox of Love Programme (commonly known as ‘Shoebox’) is an initiative of Operation Shoebox, an independent, accredited non-profit organisation registered in South Africa. Founded in 2006, the 2021 Shoebox of Love drive will bring the number of children and pensioners to have benefitted from the programme to over 34 000 in the last 15 years.
Masikhule is immensely grateful to Shoebox for their wonderful initiative to distribute gift boxes to the underprivileged children in our community. The magic they bring is immeasurable – and the joy in the eyes of the kiddies is very special to all of us. We appreciate being part of your outreach!
Shoebox came to our rescue in 2017 as we did not have the sponsors to make up 180 boxes for the children at Masizakhe. We are in awe of the Shoebox Team as they efficiently handle their work load and cater to every beneficiary’s needs. These gifts are the most important part of the year for some of the children, as they are the only gift the children get, and we look forward to working with Shoebox into the future.
Over the past 7 years the Anna Foundation and Shoebox have developed a wonderful relationship with the common goal of improving the lives of our rural children. The Shoeboxes of Love have become a highlight of the year for the Anna Foundation learners. We are very grateful for this beneficial initiative.