We received this message from our Super Sleuth Superhero, Little Fighter Tommi:
“The Little Fighters Cancer Trust really needs YOUR help, as we cannot afford to wait to gather all our Christmas presents for our Little Fighters, so please can you extend us a helping hand by volunteering as Little Fighters Christmas Elves?”
We are really trying to make Christmas, which IS for children after all, something better than a cold, impersonal hospital ward for all our Little Fighters… and ALL the other Children Fighting Cancer in the same wards (cos that’s how we roll at the Little Fighters Cancer Trust) so that NOBODY feels left out! For many of these children THIS is the ONLY Christmas that they will have, and the ONLY Christmas Presents they will receive.
What Does Becoming a Christmas Elf Mean?
Becoming a Little Fighters Cancer Trust Christmas Elf means that you help us to bring Christmas Cheer to our Little Fighters and their Families by donating some Christmas Goodies and getting your Colleagues, Friends and Family to as well, and delivering them to prearranged drop-off points so that we can sort, wrap and get them all ready within the next 30 days for delivery to our Little Fighters and their Families before Christmas.
While not many people can actually visit the Little Fighters in hospital due to their compromised immune systems and fear of infection, we do try to make them feel special by visiting, giving them a little Christmas party and some presents so that they too feel special – many of these children will be spending Christmas in Hospital and many of them will receive no other presents as their families just do not have the money… Cancer is EXPENSIVE!
In the case of the Individual Families that we support, the Child with Cancer’s siblings also get Christmas Gifts and many of these Families are also gifted with a full month’s worth of groceries, so that they too, can share in the Festive Season without having to worry about where the next meal will come from. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the full groceries list, if you would like to collect and donate groceries.
Ask Your Company to Donate
Do you work for a company that likes to do special things around Christmas time? Do you own a company? have you been thinking of asking your boss to contribute toward the Little Fighters Cancer Trust Christmas Elf Project, but not quite sure how to go about it?
We have a condensed email motivation, ready and waiting for you to forward to your management! Pop an email to email@example.com, and we will send you all that you need to have in hand when you walk into the manager/owner’s office as an LFCT Christmas Elf 🙂 (Pull up yer striped tights and Elf up!)
This email can also be forwarded to your clients, business partners,suppliers… Santa’s Bells! YOUR ENTIRE NETWORK! We have a HUGE target guys, we need sleighs full of help!
What Do We Need?
EVERY child will receive the following:
Christmas Gift (ideas for different ages posted below)
Snack Pack, containing the following:
- 1 x Small Boxed Fruit Juice;
- 1 x Lays Crisps (not spicy flavours please);
- 1 x Packet Maynards Soft Fruity Sweets;
- 1 x Lollipop;
- 1 x Fizzer
- 1 x Santa Clause Hat
- 1 x Christmas Cracker
Every Snack Pack is zip-sealed, so we would need 2 500 zipseal or ziplock bags too!
Suggestions for Children’s Christmas Gifts
(PLEASE NOTE: While these are JUST suggestions, we like to keep the gifting fair so please do not send extravagant gifts, no individual gifts should be over R100 in value. Children will be children, and they look at what the child in the next bed gets, and we don’t want any tears on the day!)
Boys and Girls: Medium to Large Teddy Bears, Foam Puzzle Sets, Shape Sorting Sets (For the wee little ones, we also add baby wipes, bum cream, baby powder, 0pH baby soap, 0pH Aqueous cream and a facecloth to their gift)
Boys: Bulky Trucks and Cars, Tool-sets, Farm Animal Sets, Building Block Sets
Girls: Baby Dolls, Tea Sets, Building Block Sets
Boys: 50 piece puzzles, Car construction kits, Cars and Car Sets,
Girls: 50 piece puzzle sets, Beading Sets, Make-up Sets, Dolls with Clothes
Boys: Loom band Sets, Board Games, Craft Sets
Girls: Loom band sets, Make-up Sets, Craft Sets
Boys and Girls
Activity Sets, Craft Sets, Drawing Sets, Painting Sets, Age Appropriate Reading Books
Financial contributions are most welcome, as we always need to top up product donations to make it all work out in the end.
We still need more Christmas Elf Drop-off Points, if you can be a drop-off point and keep the donations with you until mid-November, please contact Mandie on 073 729 6155 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please use whatsapp to contact the Christmas Elf Drop-off contact closest to you to make arrangements.
Confirmed Christmas Elf Drop-off Points so far:
Cape Town and Surrounds
- Nazley Payne: Royal Cape Golf Club, Wynberg/Ottery, 083 425 0898
- Andrea Bowen: Century City and Noordhoek: 083 461 4990
- Marian Theron: Goodwood and Northern Suburbs:083 2755 895
- Melanie Redelinghuys: Belville, 083 799 0068
- Little Fighters Cancer Trust: Paarl, 073 729 6155
- Erika Mosters: The Stork’s Nest, Somerset West, 084 540 0500
- Catherine Bester: Atlantic Seaboard, 082 521 0000
Jeanne-Marie Eigelaar Robertson: 082 327 0803
Ceale Johnston: 082 654 2218
Jacoleen van Zyl: 0832258009
- Katrin Jansen van Vuuren: Birch Acres and Herriotdale, 083 655 2857
- Karen Brooks: Parkhurst (for JNB West and North), 083 259 6324
- Tracy Mckinon: Bedfordview/ Edenvale, 082 880 7048
- Raveetah Devroop: Red Hill/ Durban North and Phoenix, 083 459 8428
- Michelle Manicum: North Coast Road Redhill, 083 393 7599
- Veronica Govender: Pinetown, 082 871 9554
Michelle Chengan: 083 5600 028
Tracy Harkness: New Active Health & Fitness, 082 494 2074
Cynthia Ntai: Kwaggafontein, 061 873 2118
Please ensure that your donations are dropped off with your Christmas Elf Drop-off on or before November 15th, as we still need to sort and pack, and want to start deliveries to the hospital wards during the last week of November!
Kargo National (Pty) Ltd will again be Santa’s Sleigh, and will take care of all our collections and deliveries FREE OF CHARGE! Thank you Kargo! We could not reach where we do without you!
If you would like to help financially (our Christmas Elf Project costs in the range of R600 000), please donate via the following methods and mark your donation “Christmas Elf”
Account Holder: Little Fighters Cancer Organization
Bank: FNB Paarl Mall
Account No: 62277783249
Branch Code: 250057
Swift code for international donations: FIRNZAJJ
Trust Reg No: IT2817/2010
Reference: Christmas Elf
Corporate Sponsorships are also welcome, please contact email@example.com or on 073 729 6155 for more details about BBEEE and Section 18A tax benefits.
NPO Registration Number: 089-376
PBO Registration Number: 9300 37 657
Office Hours: 021 863 0249 ǀ Cell: 073 729 6155