Twas three weeks before Christmas, and all through the home. Not a baby was stirring, not one was alone. The Christmas wish list was set with items to share, with the hope that together we can show how we care!

In this last year, with YOUR support, we were able to witness four adoptions and two reunifications in our babies home, thirty seven of our Grade R students Graduated from Urban Kids and thirty six women graduated from our uplifted training programme. But that’s not all…… We have impacted more than three thousand women and children in Olievenhoutbosch and rural KZN. So we want to start with a huge THANK YOU!!!

We have finally made it to the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas – cue Mariah Carey and Michael Bublé. Christmas is a time for giving and receiving and this year we are embarking on a 12 days of Christmas Journey – with the hope that you will join us! After all, we’re more about Santa with a CAUSE than Santa Claus (see what we did there :))

So what are the 12 days of Christmas you may be wondering? Well, it’s an opportunity for us to ask you to get involved with our story in 12 simple ways. We have taken some time to create our 12 days of Christmas Wish List.

We cannot do what we do without you. So here is our 12 days of Christmas Wish List:

Day 1: Play Caterpillar – some extra fun for our toddlers.
A3 Laminator – keeping our classroom decor durable for years to come

Day 2: Second Hand Items – Clothing of all sizes, toys, books, household appliance, furniture

Day 3: Frame Mobiles – for our curious babies.
Boom Box – for our Urban Kids students to enjoy movement activities outdoors

Day 4: Babies Home Groceries: Nappies (sizes 0,1,2), wet wipes, Vaseline, bar soap

Day 5: Urban Kids Stationery: A4 printing paper, glitter, Jumbo wax crayons

Day 6: Play House – Extra fun at Urban Kids for fantasy play.
Push Toys – strong a sturdy for the little ones learning to walk

Day 7: Groceries: Peanut butter, jam, box juices

Day 8: Formula – NAN and LACTOGEN (1 & 2)

Day 9: Scooters – for our toddlers to race around the track.
Smart TV – For our toddlers to enjoy movies on rainy days

Day 10: Art Supplies: Craft Glue, Twister Crayons, Googly eyes, Colour Pencils

Day 11: General Groceries: Tea, Coffee, Long life milk, Marie biscuits, marshmallows

Day 12: MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So maybe you are looking at this list and thinking that is a LOT. But one tub of peanut butter makes more of a difference than you realise.

So as little as R50 can fill our Christmas stockings …
Donate online (reference Christmas) or drop off in person at 64 Maud Avenue, Crowthorne.

In closing, “Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”

If you want to find out more about Botshabelo or how to get involved in our Christmas campaign – pop us an email: jessica@botshabelo.co.za

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Written By: Jessica Smith

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