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Christmas hampers distributed by St Jude's Conference on the West Coast
A little kindness goes a long way

Christmas lunch for the poor and needy

What would Christmas be without a special meal and gifts exchanged with loved ones?

For many South Africans living in poverty, there may be no meal at all … let alone a special one! And not one gift.


Unless someone like you gives it.

For just R150, you can provide a Christmas hamper for a family in desperate need.


Despite having nothing but her old age pension, Aggie took in two children (aged 4 and 5) after their mother was sent to prison. This little family would be beyond grateful to receive your gift of a Christmas hamper – packed with maize meal, lentils, sugar, teabags, cans of corned beef, fish and baked beans, and the rare luxury of a packet of biscuits.


They are just one of hundreds of poor families we want to reach out to this Christmas.


If you can give more, we can add a few toiletries – soap, toothpaste and deodorant. How humbling to think that these basic necessities are beyond the reach of so many less fortunate people!

We’re also looking for kind people to sponsor meals, cooked and served by SSVP volunteers during December. Costs mount up when you have to buy enough meat, rice potatoes, vegetables, cake and juice to feed a multitude of people in impoverished communities all around South Africa.


Your donation of R150, R350, R500 or more isn’t just about giving a poor person a meal at Christmas time. It’s about letting them know that others care  … that you care about them.

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Giving someone else a little joy and comfort is one of the most wonderful and satisfying things you can do. Especially in this season of giving and sharing.   So why not make a donation right now and experience it for yourself?


And your own Christmas will be more meaningful – knowing that you’ve shared the true spirit of the season with someone in need.


Thank you and may God bless you for your kindness.

Heart of our work

Our core work involves alleviating the worst human suffering in areas of abject poverty – where families live in homes made of cardboard or thin plastic … where unemployment and malnutrition is rife … and where parents are dying and leaving children to care for one another.

We help the hungry, the homeless, the sick, vulnerable children and destitute aged.

And because most of the work is done by volunteers, almost every cent you donate goes directly to helping those in need.

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