2021 Karoo VoetjiesCharity
The vast Northern Cape for most of us is a desert destination where we go to witness the miracles of nature fields of indigenous wild flowers, diamonds dug deep from the earth, and the indescribable beauty of the Atlantic coastline.
Summer and Winter find their extremes in this province that spans across a third of the country.
But to me, this is the place I call home. The place I go back to, to connect with family, friends, and childhood.
For many children from the poorer, rural communities, shoes are a luxury rarely afforded to them. This means contemplating the heat of the sun or cold of the snow barefoot.
Since 2017 every year, I embarked on a project to raise the money to buy shoes for as many kids as we could. We raised over R10 000 and made more than 200 kids happy with new shoes before the Winter since we started. Take a look at some of the photos here.
But there are still hundreds of kids, aged between 5 and 15, that we can make smile with just a pair of school shoes. 2020 was a tough year for us all and this is the time our kids needs it more than ever.
Lets make this dream come true. Any donation, no matter how big or small, will make all the difference.
If you wish to make a donation not via this link, please feel free to reach out to me.
Whatsapp : 0810485539
Read more about the project and how to donate below:
I have approached a number of school shoe manufacturers in Cape Town and have been able to secure a reduced price on Graduate school shoes from Gems Shoes (http://gemshoes.co.za/) in Woodstock, Cape Town. Gems Shoes have committed to a selling us school shoes at a reduce cost of R80 per pair if we buy in bulk. All you have to do is pledge R80 or more.
The areas we interested in donating to are:
Please feel free to nominate a town, school or child.
If you are a wholesaler of school shoes and would like to be part of this initiative, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like to make our donation to schools in these areas by June 2021.
All additional proceeds will be used to buy school shoes and we will post pictures and school names on this page once the donations have been made.
"Encourage, lift and strengthen one another. For the positive energy spread to one will be felt by us all. For we are connected, one and all." - Deborah Day