Senior citizens help children

2017-06-21 06:03
Senior citizens are invited to enter the Pretty Things for Little Things initiative.

Senior citizens are invited to enter the Pretty Things for Little Things initiative.

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Senior citizens (60 years and older) are challenged to enter the annual Pretty Things for Little Things initiative.

The campaign affords senior citizens the opportunity to show their creativity by designing and manufacturing user-friendly items and toys for children.

It is sponsored by Shoprite in conjunction with Age-in-Action.

Entries close on Thursday, 31 August, for this year’s competition.

Items can be entered at any Shoprite store in South Africa or any of the Age-in-Action regional offices.

The Pretty Things for Little Things campaign is part of Shoprite’s #ActForChange initiative, an ongoing commitment to giving back to the communities in which it ope­rates.

Entrants can enter into four different competition categories: soft toys, blankets, clothing and other, which includes articles made from materials such as wood, tin or wire.

Three winners per category will be selected in each province, as well as nationally.

The provincial participants will receive vouchers to the value of R2 000, R1 500 and R1 000 for the first, second and third places respectively.

National participants receive vouchers to the value of R5 000, R3 000 and R2 000 for the top three positions respectively.

The vouchers of the top three winners in each category can be used at any Shoprite store nationwide.

The partners, Shoprite and Age-in-Action, encourage senior citizens who qualify to put their creative talents to work by making a range of items and toys for children in disadvantaged communities.

Founded in 2003, the guiding principle behind the campaign is that all children, regardless of financial status, race or religion, are deserving of things which can help to give them a happier and more fulfilling life.

Run as a national competition, entrants are challenged to use their talents to warm a child’s heart, while simultaneously standing a chance to win prizes for themselves.

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