The Little Fighters Cancer Trust is combining our Barefoot for a Day and Snug as a Bug Projects into one big project this year, and we put out the call for donations last week. (Read further down about the response we got and the reason for this Challenge!)
In both of the projects we ask for donations from the public, which are sorted and packed at our HQ and sent out to our Representative in the various provinces, who then distribute the shoes and clothing to Children with Cancer in the Pediatric Oncology Hospital Wards and Oncology Clinics around the country.
Our Little Fighters have greatly impaired immune systems due to the cancer as well as the ravages of the Chemotherapy and Radiation Treatments, so we can only accept NEW shoes and NEW clothing for these projects. (We do, however, accept donations of second-hand clothing and other goodies throughout the year for sale in our Pre-Loved Goods Charity Shoppe.)

 
To our ABSOLUTE DELIGHT, the El Shaddai Christian Academy Port Alfred contacted us by e-mail to say that they were running a fundraising effort on  our behalf, for our  2018 Barefoot for a Day and Snug as a Bug Project in their school.
THIS is the kind of innovative thinking that we absolutely LOVE, and THIS is why we have declared El Shaddai Christian Academy Port Alfred the very first LFCT Angel School (our latest innovation). We hope that many other schools will join in this new project and help us with our various Drives.
 

GO BAREFOOT FOR A DAY AND BRING IN R10 TO SCHOOL 
TOWARDS BUYING SHOES FOR A CHILD WITH CANCER OR GO BAREFOOT AND WEAR CIVVIES FOR A DAY FOR R20
The idea behind going barefoot for the entire day is for it to serve as a reminder of how uncomfortable it is for those who do not have the blessing of a pair of shoes. 
For SNUG as A Bug Drive please send a new item of clothing for a child with cancer or if you send a secondhand item they will sell it to buy new clothing.

 

The Challenge!!

We LOVE the idea of Children helping Children – it is just so great to support your peers, and this is also a lesson in learning compassion and to share and care for those who are in a worse situation than oneself – we so dearly need to bring COMPASSION back, especially in South Africa!
The Little Fighters Cancer Trust is challenging ALL schools in South Africa to do the same or better than El Shaddai Christian Academy Port Alfred by organising their own drives!

Please ask YOUR school or your child’s school to take part in this drive for a very worthy cause!

In order to become an Official LFCT Angel School to fundraise for this project, please contact Billi on marketing@littlefighters.org.za to make arrangements and get an official Fundraising Letter.
 


 

Barefoot & Snug as a Bug Project

We are starting the Drive early this year to ensure that we have enough time to collect sufficient shoes and warm winter clothing for all our Children with Cancer.
All donations need to be in Paarl by the first week in March to ensure that they can be sorted and packed and sent to the various regions for delivery mid- to -end March.
If necessary we can organise for our wonderful transport company, Kargo, to collect from you – with no charge to you at all.
 

Snug as a Bug

The LFCT Snug as a Bug Project came about as a result of increased requests to our organisation to provide Children with Cancer with clothing. Many of the families that are affected by Childhood Cancer are very poor and struggle on a daily basis, and this disease just puts an additional financial strain on them on top of all the stress of the cancer itself.
Many of these young children lay shivering in their hospital beds because their families cannot afford to buy them warm clothing, pajamas etc which are vital as they get very cold during treatment.

The list of needs for this Winter is:

  • Winter Fleecy Tops: Boys and Girls, Sizes: 2-3 years; 4-5 years; 6-7 years; 8-9 years, 9-10 years
  • Winter Long Pants: Boys and Girls, Sizes: 2-3 years; 4-5 years; 6-7 years; 8-9 years, 9-10 years
  • Warm Jackets: Boys and Girls, all sizes
  • Long Sleeved T-Shirts: Boys and Girls, Sizes: 2-3 years; 4-5 years; 6-7 years; 8-9 years, 9-10 years
  • Warm Winter Pantyhose for Girls, Sizes: 2-3 years; 4-5 years; 6-7 years; 8-9 years, 9-10 years
  • Winter Vests: Boys and Girls, All Sizes
  • Long-Johns and Tights: Boys and Girls, All Sizes
  • Winter Skirts for Girls, Sizes: 2-3 years; 4-5 years; 6-7 years; 8-9 years, 9-10 years
  • Pajamas: Boys and Girls, all Sizes
  • Socks: Boys and Girls, all Sizes
  • Panties for girls, underpants for boys, sizes: 2-3 years; 4-5 years; 6-7 years; 8-9 years, 9-10 years
  • Tracksuits: Boys and Girls, all Sizes


All of the above in small, medium and large, for our Teenage Cancer Fighters

 

The idea behind the Barefoot for a Day initiative, which was started by the Drakenstein Transformation Team, is to inspire communities to Give and to Work Together.This initiative has also taken hold in schools over that past few years, where, on the last day of class, the matriculants leave their shoes behind on their desks for distribution to the needy.
People from the communities are encouraged to go to school, church or work as per normal, dressed as they would on any other day, and then doff the shoes that they are wearing and donate them to the Barefoot for a Day initiative while actually going barefoot for the rest of the day!
The idea behind going barefoot for the entire day is for it to serve as a reminder of how uncomfortable it is for those who do not have the blessing of a pair of shoes.
LFCT linked into this project in 2013, but with a bit of a twist, as Children with Cancer cannot be gifted second-hand shoes due to their impaired immune systems – the shoes that are gifted to LFCT for our Little Fighters, are therefore NEW shoes.

While donations of shoes are most welcome (ALL types of WINTER shoes for girls and boys ages 0-10),  we also accept financial contributions because that way we can utilise our NPO and PBO status to buy in bulk and because we can haggle with stores for discounts and better deals, we can purchase more shoes.
Financial donations also ensures that we are able to buy the correct sizes and types of shoes that we need for our Little Fighters, thereby ensuring that each Little Fighter gets the exact shoe they need and which fits them perfectly.
 

Please ensure that all shoes/clothing donations reach us by 09 March so as to afford us sufficient time to sort & pack/purchase shoes in time for our deliveries across South Africa.

 
barefoot for a day how it starts
 
Please contact Billi on marketing@littlefighters.org.za should you have any queries.
 
The Little Fighters Cancer Trust is a registered NPO with PBO status. This affords private and corporate donors the taxation benefits as set out in Section 18A.

BEE score points are also accumulated.
Trust Reg No: IT2817/2010
NPO No: 089 376
PBO No: 930037657
 

Bank Details

Account Holder: Little Fighters Cancer Trust
Bank: FNB Paarl Mall
Account No: 62380183013
Branch code: 250057
Swift code for international donations: FIRNZAJJ
Trust Reg No: IT2817/2010

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PayPal – Donations

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Mobile Donations

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