Category «Reaching Out»

Santa Shoebox 2015

We took part in the Santa Shoebox Project for the first time this year and we were excited to put the boxes together. Really, really excited. I kept checking the website the day pledges opened so that I could pledge as soon as possible, and managed to make my pledges before technical issues halted the …

A Box Of Love | The Santa Shoebox Project

For the last few years, I’ve become aware of the Santa Shoebox Project too late to sign up or pledge boxes. This year, I’m not so out of the loop. Wait, what is the Santa Shoebox Project? The Santa Shoebox project aims to give 100,000 children from vulnerable social backgrounds a gift, chosen and wrapped …

A Challenge To Go Beyond 67 Minutes

It’s that time of year where the country gets excited about doing 67 minutes of something good – volunteering, or donating, or knitting squares – and if I’m honest, I just don’t feel it. The whole idea of Madiba Day actually makes me uncomfortable. Of course, helping others is a good thing. It’s not the …