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CHRISTMAS TREE: TO BRING GIFTS TO 400 LEARNERS

08 November 2022

ALABASTER Snowball. Bushy Evergreen. Pepper Minstix. Shinny Upatree. Sugarplum Mary. Wunorse Openslae.

Kouga Municipality is in search of kind-hearted elves that will help fill the stockings of less-privileged learners in Kouga – helping to make Christmas wishes come true. Even if it is only for one Christmas.

Whether it is colourful pencils, a fast blue car, a ball, or a soft teddy to hold at night. Also on the Christmas wish list are beautiful clothes, toiletries, and stationary. Not to forget the truck and new shoes.

“Kouga Municipality, in conjunction with Fountains Mall, will once again be collecting new gifts for more than 400 grade R to Grade 7 learners from Loerieheuwel Primary School,” said Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks.

“However, we cannot do it alone.

“We appeal to all our employees and residents to open their hearts – and their wallets – to help spread some Christmas joy this December. Without your support this project would fail.”

According to Hendricks, the project forms part of the Keep Kouga Caring narrative – one of seven narratives.

How it works

Each learner has written his or her special wish onto a Christmas card, with their name and age – a card which they have coloured in themselves.

These cards will be displayed on the Christmas tree in the forecourt at Pick n Pay in Fountains Mall from Thursday, November 3.

“Residents are able to select a card – or cards – that touches their heart and purchase the gift written on the card,” said Hendricks. “Residents can either wrap the presents themselves or have them wrapped by the Kouga Municipality team.

“The name, surname and grade of the learner must be clearly marked on the present.”

Gifts can be dropped off at the Kouga Municipality office at 33 Da Gama Road or at Centre Management at Fountains Mall during working hours before Friday, December 2.

“Help us to make a joyful difference in the lives of these deserving children and help keep Kouga caring,” said Hendricks.

For more information, contact Monique Basson at 082 219 9169 or send an email to mbasson@kouga.gov.za.