Back in 2008, while I was still a young girl my mom stumbled across the Santa Shoebox project and pledged a box for everyone in the family. Each one of us got a child of our choice and we got to fill a box with goodies to make someone’s else’s Christmas merry.
I found the feeling of making the box and giving to the less fortunate amazingly satisfying, and now as a young adult I am still pledging a Santa Shoebox for 2 or 3 young children.
The Santa Shoebox Project has recently brought out the option of pledging a virtual shoebox, so for those of us who would love to pledge boxes but might not have the time to create one and drop it off, the virtual shoebox option has made life a lot easier.
I can now log on to my Santa Shoebox account and pledge a box for R400 and Santa Shoebox volunteers will fill a box for me and send it to child in need do that a child will have a Merry Christmas too.
All I do now is follow these simple steps to pledge a shoebox:
When you go to www.santashoebox.org.za, you will come out to their home page, and from here you need to navigate to ‘GET INVOLVED’ and ‘PLEDGE A SHOEBOX’.
The next page gives you an illustrated summary of the Santa Shoebox process as well as useful information on how to pack your shoebox properly.
You will then need to click on ‘START PLEDGING’ and then on ‘PLEDGE A VIRTUAL SANTA SHOEBOX’.