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Christmas Shoe Box Initiative

Christmas Shoe Box Initiative

Personal message

While Sprouting Hope's sole focus is on assisting unemployed mums and dads with the basic tools required to search for work or starting up their home-based entrepreneurship, it is also that time of year to open our hearts to the kids of the unemployed.

Sprouting Hope is proud is announce the renowned shoebox initiative and is calling on individuals and corporates alike to support us in the spirit of giving and in making an employed individual's child feel the true spirit of Christmas despite mum and dad's current circumstances.  

It is Sprouting Hope's aim to assist 150 children in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg bringing in a little cheer.

We humbly ask for your assistance with the following items:

Deodorant for boys and girls, roll-on for boys and girls, sanitary pads, face clothes, belts for teenage boys, belts for boys aged 7 to 12yo, hairbands for girls, lip-ice, soap, educational softcover books for teenagers, arts and crafts books for younger kids aged 7 to 12yo, pens, pencils, pencil cases and caps for boys and girls.

All donations will be posted on our social media platforms where you the sponsor will be able to view the delight and joy you have brought to a special little child this festive season.

Alone we can do so little, yet together we can accomplish the impossible.


Donations to date

R 0.00

Fundraising target

R 2 500.00

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Sprouting Hope is a registered organisation that is dedicated in helping unemployed citizens of South Africa. We assist unemployed citizens with monetary vouchers to aid them in their job hunting (i.e. data & airtime, a new pair of shoes or an item of clothing & transport fare to attend an interview), utilize the money towards building a small entrepreneurship in which their passion lies or strengthening their CV by completing small online courses.


This ultimately lessens the pressure within each community (i.e. family members, churches and government). Sprouting Hope was founded by a single mother who has fought all odds in her life and is sprouting out triumphantly in hope.


Sprouting Hope is giving back dignity to the unemployed by supplying them with the necessary tools in becoming positive contributing citizens despite their current challenges. It is our aim, together with our sponsors to help as many unemployed citizens as we possibly can to be in the driving seat taking control of their own future and finances. As they progress they too will be in a position to employ other unemployed citizens within each community, thereby not just been reliant on jobs from the formal sector or looking to families and government for support.