Mon Sep 29 06:56:00 UTC 2008


With children being close to our hearts Shoprite and Checkers, in conjunction with Age in Action, once again sponsored 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. This year an amazing 12 000 toys and clothes were entered! These toys will be distributed as early Christmas presents to children in need.

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 provincial winners per category were 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.

  • 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.

  • National judging took place on 26 September 2008. The judges were: Nikki Florence – Head of Outreach, SABC Education, Leanne Feris – Ideas Magazine, Kosie Burger – Radio Pulpit. National winners received vouchers to the value of R6000, R4000 and R3000 for the top three positions respectively.

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