Caxton Greater Joburg North Honeydew team spreads festive cheer

 

In mid-November, the Caxton Greater Joburg North Honeydew team decorated their office Christmas tree and group editor Aimee McGill wrote in her Editor’s Note, “I am constantly aware that there are hundreds of children living beside us who will get nothing at all. This hurts my heart and I know as a community we can do something about it.”

Sales manager Daleen Swanepoel hands over a present.

Sales manager Daleen Swanepoel hands over a present.

McGill asked the community to help fill the empty space underneath the tree with toys.

The children wait in line for their presents.

The children wait in line for their presents.

“They do not need to be elaborate and they do not need to be new, they just need to bring a smile to a little face this December.”

So after a few weeks, the space underneath the tree was filled and Build a Future Preschool proved to be the worthy recipients.

Preschoolers open the newspaper-wrapped presents.

Preschoolers open the newspaper-wrapped presents.

The Caxton team met some of these children on 14 December and distributed the presents donated by the community.

The preschool has grown from two containers to four and about 80 children receive three meals a day for R50 a month.

The editorial and sales teams from Caxton Greater Joburg North Honeydew office at the Build a Future Preschool in Kya Sand.

The editorial and sales teams from Caxton Greater Joburg North Honeydew office at the Build a Future Preschool in Kya Sand.

Details: 082 343 8886; info@buildthefuture.org.za

Group editor Aimee McGill helps one of the children up on the sports editor, Nicholas Zaal's shoulders.

Group editor Aimee McGill helps one of the children up on the sports editor, Nicholas Zaal’s shoulders.

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Chantelle Fourie
Metro Reporter

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