Tue Jun 01 10:45:11 UTC 2010


With your handiwork you could warm the heart of a needy child! 


Our children hold the future of South Africa in their hands. Realizing this importance, the Shoprite Checkers supermarket group sponsors several projects aimed at enriching the lives of our country’s children, especially those less privileged. 

In keeping with this commitment to the youth, Shoprite and Checkers, in conjunction with Age in Action, is again sponsoring the Pretty Things for Little Things promotion - a competition that urges Shoprite and Checkers customers, especially senior citizens, to put their creative skills to work to make something for needy children. 

Last year more than 18 000 toys and items of clothing were entered and distributed across the country to needy kids as early Christmas presents! 

Anyone can take part in the project, but only 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 or wire. 

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 for the person who enters the most items in his/her province, as well as for the person who enters the most items nationally. 

The closing date for the competition is 31 August 2010 and winners will be announced in September. Winners’ names will also be published in the December edition of Ideas magazine. 

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 bring much needed joy to little ones across the country when these beautiful creations are distributed to them later this year!

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