GARDEN ROUTE NEWS - Will the real Santa Shoebox volunteers please stand up? After a woman illegitimately collected donations under the banner of Santa Shoebox last year, casting doubt over the legitimacy of the project, Jolindy Dreyer, who drives the project locally, wants to set the record straight.
The Santa Shoebox Project has been collecting gifts at Christmas time for thousands of underprivileged children since 2006.
Dreyer explains that this heartwarming project is an initiative of the Kidz2Kidz Trust (IT2671/2009), a registered public benefit (PBO 930031301) and nonprofit organisation (NPO 102-098) with Section 18A status, which offers assistance to children in need.
The project that's been bringing Christmas joy to underprivileged children in the Garden Route for the last two years, is driven solely by volunteers.
"The target for the Garden Route for 2019 is 1 500 shoeboxes, to be dispatched to more than 10 crèches and schools that are in desperate need of assistance. This year we are starting early, so please get on board," says Dreyer.
"We need volunteers and donors so that we can all make a bigger difference to the needy children in our communities," says Dreyer. If you want to get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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