Jane, representing East Coast Radio’s Toy Story, was on hand to receive a number of beautiful bears from Rebecca, who founded The Care Bear Project. Both these NPO’s are involved in the distribution of toys/bears to underprivileged children and in some cases these will be the first gift the children have ever received.
East Coast Radio’s Toy Story is aimed at giving joy with toys to every child in a government hospital, children’s home, and crèche in KwaZulu-Natal. Now in its 16th year, the campaign is one of the longest-running annual CSI initiatives in KwaZulu-Natal.
Rebecca founded ‘The Care Bear Project’ as a voluntary project which approaches women in the community to make knitted Care Bears, supplying them with the materials necessary to complete the bears. In return for the completed Care Bears the women are paid for their services. The Care Bears are distributed to needy recipients and create a joy of their own – every child needs to own their own bear! This is something that so many children take for granted, and such a simple pleasure to give to those in need.
Date: 09 November 2016