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Christmas Drive

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:38 pm

In 2011 we did a 'first' Christmas drive and the beneficiary school was Welcome Primary just outside the Park. The Christmas drive was done in conjunction with the clothing drive and the lady behind the scenes doing all the work was Scouter.

This year we have been asked to please do it again, obviously this year we will take a different school/s, we have spoken about it with management and decided that the two schools which will be beneficiaries this year will be Tsamma Land and also Groot Mier. I have asked the teacher at Groot Mier for more detail about the kids in the school and we are looking at about 70 Kids in Groot Mier and about 20 at Tsamma Land.

How the 'project' worked was that people who wanted to get involved asked either for a boy or girl name and a age they wanted to buy a present for not more that R 40,00. The present where then send to the park (wrapped) with the individuals name on it. I then arranged with the respective school to hand out the presents just before the schools closed. Scouter has been involved last year and if she wouldn’t mind to assist again .....

Guinea Pig has also offered her admin assistance to the project THANK YOU SO MUCH :clap:

If there are any mites who want to get involved kindly PM Scouter or Guinie Pig.

Lets again show the communities how caring we can be and to put a smile on a Childs face.

I add some pics of last year’s present hand out.


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Scouter and SO helping with the handing out of presents.
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Re: Christmas Drive

Unread postby Leanawel » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:09 pm

KG

- what an amazing project this is. To put a smile on a kid's face around Christmas is the true meaning of Christmas.

The :cam: speak for themselves.

To everybody involved a big :gflower:

I am sure Scouter and Guinie Pig will have their hands full :think: from now till December.

Best wishes and may the prezzies bring much happiness :D

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Re: Christmas Drive

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:22 pm

I'm proud to be part of this effort. :D

I will happily keep all the paperwork and stuff organised.

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(Well, not jump on it like the smiley does.... :lol: )
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Re: Christmas Drive

Unread postby DuQues » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:40 pm

Guess we will adopt a kid each?
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Re: Christmas Drive

Unread postby Leanawel » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:51 pm

:thumbs_up:

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Re: Christmas Drive

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:46 pm

DQ......Now you are talking and giving me ideas ......... :D
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Re: Christmas Drive

Unread postby Scouter » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:44 pm

Ooooh YES PLEASE - I'm more than happy to run with this again - in fact, Ive already had a couple of lovely 'mites asking me for names and ages for this year !!! Last year it took all of about 24 hours for ALL the 116 kids to be allocated to 'mites and every single prezzie was delivered to TR on time - thank you all again :gflower:

Jannie and I have spoken about this and we felt that maybe this year the present value should be R50 if that's ok with you all. I will liase with Jannie and as soon as we have the lists from the schools of names and ages I will let you know and allocate you however many children you want to buy for as well as their sexes and ages - just send me a PM and I will add you to the list :thumbs_up:
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Re: Christmas Drive

Unread postby kesheshe » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:46 pm

i have sent PM to Guinea Pig, hope you get it?
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Re: Christmas Drive

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:33 pm

:thumbs_up: Kesheshe!
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Re: Christmas Drive

Unread postby Scouter » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:36 pm

kesheshe :gflower: - thank you SO much !!!! I will send you details asap :thumbs_up:

Ok, prezzies going FAST guys - we have 50 spoken for already :dance:

You 'mites are just AWESOME !!!!!!!
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Re: Christmas Drive

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:45 pm

DuQues wrote:Guess we will adopt a kid each?


I'm good for one!! :D
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Re: Christmas Drive

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:56 am

Morning all.

It hasn’t even been 24 hours since this posting went up and we have reached over 55% of the target for presents for about 90 kids.

This just shows how amazing the MITES are and caring they are. I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your unselfishness and willingness to assist, to put a smile and make the day a special one for kids you don’t even know.

You guys are just amazing :clap: :clap:

Scouter and GP thanks so much for your assistance from behind the scenes, just know that it is appreciated very much.

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Re: Christmas Drive

Unread postby Scouter » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:29 am

62 at last count half an hour ago !!!! Thats two thirds :dance:

THANK YOU THANK YOU EVERYONE :gflower:
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Re: Christmas Drive

Unread postby Rookie » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:37 pm

Scouter, how will we "get" our kids??

Will you PM us or just post a list for us to check?

Just remember that the boys are > 5000 and the girls < 5000! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Other than a max of R 50, what other restrictions are there on the gifts eg no guns - pellets, BB or cap, no sewing sets with needles/ pins, no small parts remembering that there are younger kids in the same families etc or is it left to our "common sense". I am used to doing the Santa Shoebox where there is along list of musts and mustn'ts.

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Re: Christmas Drive

Unread postby GlynB » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:40 pm

Scouter

Don't forget us....

Remember we did a 'big haul' last year and are going up similar time of the year again (check sginature below) and willing to do another, for the cause.

We must just co-ordinate the collection of the pressies.

Also, Please PM me 2 names with ages.

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