Save A kid Chrismas CampaignI am Sandra Jones from South Africa and I reside in Cape Town City. I recently founded the #SaveAkidXmas project. The #SaveAKidXmas project is based on giving the less fortunate kids the most enjoyable Christmas of their lives. Christmas is a time for bonding, gathering, sharing and having a best memorable day.
As a kid growing up I remember that I always spent Christmas with my family, including my aunts, cousins, and grandparents, in one place where we would have a feast, open up gifts and watch Christmas movies together. During this specific day in their presence, I felt warmth, loved and most definitely, I felt special. A kid who feels these positive emotions is a happy kid and #SaveAKidXmas strives for that this coming Chrismas.
During my recent visit in my old town in Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha), I met with a friend, Khanya who vented to me about the struggles that the kids in her area face. She spoke about how everyday when she goes to work she'd spot a kid asking for money with no shoes on or even sleeping outside. This made her wonder if it's in the middle of the year and they're on the streets, what difference will there be for this special day? I thought about what Khanya said and came up with this plan of "Save A kid Christmas." We are going to take the kids from her area to help them out this coming Chrismas. We are hoping to raise funds for accommodation for the rent from December 22 to January 1, 2024. The funds will also cover groceries,clothes, gifts etc.
Having these kids in one place to spend this coming Christmas with people who will treat them with care and make them feel special will be an amazing feeling, as I know they would have a great experience.
For the after-plan, we are going to send them to "Liyathemba Children's Care " which is an organization that takes care of orphaned or underprivileged children. They also ensure that the children attend school. The goal is to raise about R50 000 by 10 December 2023 to assist in making this project be a success. I believe that Christmas is not meant to be spent on an empty stomach or spent alone it's about togetherness.
Thank you in advance for the donations. They are highly appreciated by #SaveAKidXmas