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Santa’s Helpers gathering Shoebox Gifts

Friday 03/11/2017

Planet FM radio show South Africa NZ Live is gathering shoebox gifts for those among us not doing too well this year.  Over the past four years, the SANZ group has gathered 1500 boxes and gifted them to kids, adults and families.


In 2017 the SANZ team is hoping for a ‘best yet’ target of 700 boxes.

  • For the rough sleepers through the City Mission lunch, 170 Adult boxes.
  • Boxes for 100 children at the Waitakere Hospital brunch
  • 230 boxes for Ronald MacDonald House
  • For Family Action they’re after 150 boxes for a mix of children and adults
  • And 100 more for other families in need.

How to prepare a Shoebox Gift?
Gift wrap a shoebox, top and bottom separately.  This is so the SANZ distribution team can be sure of what’s in them.  That way kids don’t get shavers and adults don’t get sparkly pens! Once you have your colourful shoebox, think about who you’re filling it for.

  • Tips and Treats
    There are a few simple precautions and suggestions: No Alcohol or Lollies.
  • Only NEW products and gifts, please. For Adult women and men, you can include things like shavers and sanitary products.  The Essentials most appreciated are wash cloth, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap or shower and bath gels.
  • Remember who the box is for with some small gift for an adult, child or family.

For collection or drop-off of your wonderful gift boxes, call Deon on 021 2888 092.



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