We’ve hardly packed away our cardigans and gotten used to the longer days! Yet the retail industry seems to have had their festive season onslaught at the ready. Shelves are already laden with gift ideas and decorated with lights. Often referred to as the “season of giving”, it is that time of year when there seems to be a heightened awareness regarding those less fortunate, and rightly so!
Every Corporate, super market chain and radio station is bound to have a suggestion/ project/ event or two where you can drop off a colourfully wrapped toy, along with well-meaning efforts and good intentions. But have you ever considered that, instead of a colourfully wrapped toy giving once off joy, or festive food to heighten the mood of those who are lonely and struggling this season, there is a way for us to give that could have a more lasting, dare I say more positive impact?
Here at Spoudazo, we support sustainable projects that focus on breaking the poverty cycle through education, empowerment and upliftment. When you support one of these projects, you are supporting teams of people who have made it their life’s work to have a positive, lasting impact on their communities, and consequently on South Africa. These organisations and projects rely on donations and sponsorships, and one of the easiest ways to be a part of what they do is to avail you of the needs that they have and there is no better time than now.
May we encourage you, no challenge you, to make your festive season giving both meaningful and impactful, by checking out the list of needs we have for the projects that we support? Putting together a card with a donation amount, or shopping for some of the items on the list and sending it to us is a simple, easy and joyful way for you as a company or business, as a group of friends or as a family, or as an individual to experience the joy of giving while at the same time knowing that your good work and intentions will form part of a greater good that serves many.
Beudene Daycare for Disabled
- Stationery: pens, pencils, Coki’s, crayons, Pritt, A4 White paper, scissors
- Swimming Pool: Suntan Lotions, Pool toys
- Toilet Paper, Cleaning Materials, coffee, tea, milk
- Baking of doughnuts, cupcakes or any eats for the Christmas party at end of Nov 2014
- Any fun activities (i.e. water worm, face painting, jumping castle etc. for their Christmas party)
Elanja Childrens Initiative
- A gift/ Shoe box with toiletries/ clothes/ toys/ books (2nd hand welcome) for an Elanja child aged between 7 and 13 years. Simply indicate whether the box is for a boy or a girl.
Tjhabelang Primary School in Bainsvlei
- Toiletries: Toothbrush, Aqueous cream/Vaseline, Toilet paper, Facecloth, Tissues, Toothpaste
- Tinned Food: Pilchards, Tuna, Baked Beans, Tomato and onion mix
- Groceries: Sugar and Long Life Milk
- Stationary: Pritt, Beginner Scissors, Erasers, Dust Cloths, Crayons, Pencils, A4 white paper
- Toys: Black Motorbikes 120 of these items are required
Township Tunnel Project
- Linen, cutlery and crockery, clothes, shoes, toys, furniture items, corrugated iron and any loose building material for the families of the tunnel participants.
Message of Hope Project
- R100 donations for a copy of the book: Jesus Christ is not joke, He is your answer, your hope, your freedom and your life. These books are distributed amongst the vulnerable in all spheres of life.
Wouldn’t we all want our seasonal giving to continue “to give” long after the tree has come down and the tinsel is packed away? Maybe some of these suggestions will help us approach this often excessive season with a softer and more compassionate attitude, that could spill over into a more giving lifestyle throughout the rest of the year!
Please contact us at Spoudazo should you wish to make a contribution to any of the above named needs. Send us a picture of you, your team or company, or your family, putting together a caring gift for one of our projects; we’d love to share it!
082 331 3391082 331 3391
Newsletter by Kona Brown