Friday, 19 December 2014

Santa Shoeboxes Hit Hamburg!!

Nokuphumla Nameka preparing the distribution at Vulindlela Centre

512 children in Hamburg and the surrounding area had a lovely pre-Christmas surprise with the unexpected delivery of a truckload of 'Santa Shoeboxes'. Companies and organisations in East London and the children of Hudson Park Primary organised this initiative, and Nokhanyo Nkani, the Trust's OVC and Aftercare Coordinator, arranged for this special delivery to our local villages.

Each shoebox was stuffed with toiletries, stationery, clothing and sweets; all age appropriate and lovingly wrapped in festive paper. For some children, this was perhaps the first time they had received such a bright and thoughtful Christmas gift.

There followed a very busy time in Vulindlela Centre as staff packed and sorted and organised the deliveries far and wide. Mxolisi Educare Centre, Masivuye Day Care, Bjorn Centre, Eva Centre and Hamburg After Care all received a consignment of boxes, each neatly labelled with the name of each child.

The children and parents were delighted with this Christmas surprise and some wrote lovely thank you notes to the organisers. 

Keiskamma Trust wish to thank the kind donors who participated in this scheme and to Nokhanyo for getting involved in this innovative initiative.