Once again Chelsea Prep showed their generosity and kindness to those less fortunate than themselves.
Last week, Wednesday was a very special moment for I Care, when they collected more than 400 Christmas shoe boxes that the children and their parents had so generously given. The look on these little people's faces and their beautifully decorated boxes was very touching.
I Care received more than 200 boxes from Chelsea Senior Primary very generous Learners. I Care are feeling so humbled and blessed by the kindness and they know that many many street children are going to feel blessed too! The children from Chelsea will certainly be putting a smile on their faces.
I Care have been doing the shoebox project for the past 15 years, and are blown away by the generosity of the public.
The project sees people donating a prescribed list of items in these boxes for children who live on the streets. Each box is given to a street child, between the ages of 8 and 18 years old, and is filled with stationery, playing cards, toiletries, chips and sweets. These boxes are then handed out to the children at a fun Christmas party which is held for them by I Care.
I Care is a non profit organisation with a vision to achieve a better South Africa where children do not live on the streets, but instead come through organisations like I Care, where they are given hope and a future. I Care achieve this by using our holistic cycle and ultimately rehabilitating and educating these children, reunifying them with their families, as well as giving them a basic skill. Their successes are testament to the valuable role that we play.
I Care would like to ask the public not to give these children money when begging at the traffic lights, as this only feeds their addictions and enables and prolongs their days on the streets - BUT to rather give your donations to organisations like I Care - where they give them HOPE and a FUTURE!
I Care has been helping street children for the past 15 year!