2018 marks the 10th year that Bedfordview and Edenvale NEWS will host its annual Christmas party for the children at Pinocchio Educare Centre in Edenvale.
The NEWS’ collection of Christmas gifts started earlier this year and we call on our readers for their support to ensure that every child receives a Christmas present when we host our 10th party on December 4.
The centre currently has 54 children and we need 54 readers to “adopt” a child and buy a Christmas present for that child.
Readers can phone the NEWS and we will provide you with a child’s name, age and gender to ensure you buy a special gift for him or her.
Like every year, the NEWS also plans to host a Christmas party for the children.
“It is encouraging to know that with the support of our readers and advertisers, we have managed to host this special Christmas celebration, much to the enjoyment of the children, for the 10th consecutive year.
“A decade’s support from our readers has brought hundreds of joyous smiles over the years,” said the NEWS’ editor, Marietta Lombard.
For many of the children, the only Christmas presents they will receive this year are those sponsored by the NEWS’ readers.
The centre is an early learning centre for the stimulation and development of children from impoverished and low-income families in Edenvale and the surrounding areas.
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It provides low-cost daycare and prepares children for entry into local schools.
The centre was started by Child Welfare South Africa Edenvale due to the high cost of daycare in Edenvale and because of the high number of single-parent children and orphaned children living with relatives.
Readers can visit the NEWS’ office at 25 Main Road, Fishers’ Hill in Primrose and pick a name from the list of 54 children or alternatively phone the NEWS on 011 822 1792.
Gifts must be dropped off at the NEWS’ office before November 19.