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The Department of Business Management and Financial Planning, in the School of Management Sciences have done a great job this year by contributing generously towards the 2012 Santa Shoe Box Project.

The Santa Shoebox Project is an inspiring community initiative that co-ordinates the donation, collection and distribution of personalized gifts at Christmas time to underprivileged children across South Africa and Namibia.

Some of the essential items that have been collected are toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, wash cloths and educational supplies. Luxury items like clothing and toys were also collected and we are sure that all of these will be much appreciated.

With all the goods that have been collected, we managed to exceed our target of 50 boxes and filled over 70 shoeboxes and had many left over donations which were used to create extra shoeboxes and fill the incomplete ones.

A special thank you to those who helped with the wrapping and packing of the shoeboxes as well as a big thank you to Tony Matchaba-Hove and Bomikazi Zeka, who managed this project – WELL DONE.

I am sure those less fortunate than us will have a big smile on their faces when they receive their presents.

Thank you for all who contributed and made it possible for us to help the less fortunate and also make their Christmas special.

See below various photo's that was taken during the process of collecting the items, wrapping the boxes as well as when it was dropped off at the Kings Court Centre.