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The Shoebox of Love Programme

The Shoebox of Love Programme is an initiative of Operation Shoebox, an independent, accredited non-profit organisation, registered with the SA Department of Social Development: NGO Directorate. We focus exclusively on children's charities and centres for the aged as well as disabled adults in the Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.
How it works
You can register to ‘adopt’ a vulnerable or orphaned child or old age pensioner between 17 August and 31 October each year. You will be provided with the child’s name, age, gender, grade at school, their favourite colour, hobby, clothing and shoe size, enabling you to make up a customised gift for them. This gift will be packaged in a cheerfully decorated shoebox before being distributed to homes and care centres in the Western Cape and Gauteng in November and December.
In 2013 we extended the programme to cover old-age pensioners at selected old age homes in KZN, Gauteng and the Western Cape. Should you choose to ‘adopt’ a granny or grandpa, you will be given guidelines on how to make up their gift and what to include.
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