Jun 2, 2008


​With children being close to our hearts Shoprite and Checkers, in conjunction with Age in Action, is once again sponsoring the Pretty Things for Little Things promotion, a competition urging Shoprite and Checkers customers, especially our senior citizens, to put their creative skills to work to make something for needy children. Last year more than an amazing 8000 toys and clothes were entered and distributed across the country to needy kids as early Christmas presents!

Entrants can make anything practical, durable and safe that a child can wear or play with.

The project is open to all ages, but senior citizens over 60 who enter their handiwork stand a chance of winning generous cash vouchers that can be used at Shoprite, Checkers or Checkers Hyper stores nationwide. Entrants can make anything practical, durable and safe that a child can wear or play with. Articles can be made of any resources available and can be entered into four categories namely soft toys, blankets, clothing, and other articles made from materials such as wood, tin, wire and so on. 

Three winners per category will be selected in each province. The provincial winners receive gift vouchers to the value of R2500, R2000 and R1500 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in that order, and also go through to the final judging round in which three national winners per category are chosen. National winners receive vouchers to the value of R6000, R4000 and R3000 for the top three positions respectively. There is also a merit prize of for the most entries received from an individual in each province, as well as a R1000 prize for the person who enters the most items nationally.

The competition runs from 2 June until 31 August 2008 and winners will be announced during September 2008. Entry forms can be obtained from the Money Market counter in any Shoprite, Checkers or Checkers Hyper store or from Age-in-Action offices countrywide. 

Enter now and help Shoprite and Checkers to warm the hearts of needy children when your beautiful creations are distributed to little ones all across the country later this year!

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