In light of the devastating impact of COVID19 we have made the decision not to launch the annual Shoebox of Love drive this year. The need profile of our beneficiaries has changed dramatically and the focus is largely on keeping the doors open and our kidlets safe and fed. We understand that many of our Shoebox family are feeling the financial burden, of the pandemic, and will not be able to support our drive this year. Logistically, with the ever changing lockdown regulations, we are unsure whether we will be able to collect, sort and distribute our Shoeboxes of Love.
However, we do want to stand by our mission of creating Christmas magic for vulnerable children, and so we are creating a campaign on our Given Gain page. The campaign will run from Monday 17th August 2020 – Friday 30th October 2020 and any cash donation – however big or small – will be ever so welcome. In November 2020, as with our Shoeboxes of Love – we will distribute all the money collected to our beneficiaries to be used in the feeding programs that they are running.
Help us provide meals for our kidlets and their families.
Givengain is 100% secure and allows donations via credit card or EFT.
We have seen so much care going into each box, from the decorating of the boxes to the items chosen. Our children love the stickers and messages and ribbons decorating the boxes. We have, over the years, seen some of the most wonderful gifts given. Shoebox are an amazingly dedicated team. We are so grateful for their passion and perseverance that inspires others to pour out such love. Thank you guys, you are awesome.
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.