To celebrate his first Christmas, Jack has decided to spread the goodwill of the festive season to those less fortunate. In Sebokeng, Gauteng he found a group of children that desperately needed the love of the Festive Season to cross their path. With toys and much needed produce, we were able to touch the lives of the sometimes forgotten kids in our kingdom.
He decided to call on his corporate partners to see if they or their staff would be willing to take on this challenge with him. His Fairy Godmothers had worked out a wish list that would cater to the most basic needs that every child should have access to during the wonder of Christmas time. The response was filled with kindness.
Gifts from various corporates were donated, each sourced to cater to a specific age group; food from Pick n Pay and a philanthropic individual in Cape Town filled the little tummies on the day; and Santa kept the students entertained and super happy from the time the day started to its unwelcomed end. 2013 sees Jack return with Santa and we hope to bring the joy of the festive season to many more happy kids.
Wednesday the 5th of December 2012, Jack decided to spoil 321 children in the Overberg region of South Africa. Coming from broken, poverty stricken homes, most of which who have in some way been affected by drugs and crime, they were in desperate need of a kind gesture from their neighbours in the surrounding kingdom.
In the run up to the party Jack figured he would send a shout out to his friends in business and implore them to send hope to these special children any which way they can. The response was truly angelic. MTN and an individual sponsor decided to take care of the gifts for them with Coke reducing their rate to keep the kids hydrated and Community Chest sending goodie bags for all of them. The Oak and Vigne baked some cake and Pick n Pay generously donated the hot dogs to fill their tummies.
At the school, Police Captain Tamboer spoke to the kids and Richard from the Fire Department delivered Santa Claus to an ecstatic Bereaville Premier. After their hot dogs and cake they each received a present from Father Christmas and a goodie bag while the rest of the school sang Christmas Carols.
Their day ended off with a prize giving where happy students were rewarded for their hard work throughout the year.
A HUGE thank you to all of our sponsors who were able to touch the lives of these children. We are excited and proud to have successfully reached SO many appreciative children! Always remember doesn’t matter how big or small your act is, kindness always makes a difference!