Dec 15, 2010
The Shoprite and Checkers “Toy 4 Toy” campaign will be distributing 15 000 toys as gifts to less fortunate children across South Africa during this festive season. During this campaign, which is held annually and presented in conjunction with Child Welfare South Africa, new or used toys were donated by consumers.
For every toy that consumers donated, Shoprite Checkers donated R10 to Child Welfare. On 13 December 2010, Brian Weyers (pictured below on the left), a director for the Shoprite Group, presented a cheque for R150 000 to Ashley Theron (pictured below on the right), the National Executive Director of Child Welfare South Africa.
Shoprite Checkers “Toy 4 Toy” and Child Welfare also surprised the Tongaat Child and Family Welfare Society in KwaZulu-Natal, the Stellenbosch Child and Family welfare society in the Western Cape and Child Welfare Tshwane in Eersterust, Gauteng, with early Christmas parties that brought much festive cheer to the children. They were treated with gifts from Santa, Hungry Lion meals, and lots of fun entertainment such as face-painting and balloon magic.
Thank you to everyone who donated a toy and assisted Shoprite Checkers and Child Welfare South Africa in adding joy to the lives of so many of our country’s less fortunate children.