The holiday season is full of giving and receiving, but there are some young people who won't be so lucky this Christmas. If you have some spare goodies lying around that you'd like to donate to the less fortunate, here's a guide to finding worthy recipients:
There are tons of groups on the lookout for donations, so just try searching in your Facebook browser for somewhere close to you. One Small Act of Kindness is desperate for children's toys, as is The Angel Network, Charity Begins At Home, and the amazing Hotel Hope orphanage in Johannesburg.
Go to your nearest paediatric unit and see what they need –– there are so many children who who could do with the help. While you're at it, check out the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital, and see if you can help in any way, and also consider the amazing work being done by CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation.
Play Africa has partnered with leading international children's entertainment corporation, Spin Master Corp, and through its global Toy Movement campaign, the organisations will give thousands of toys to disadvantaged children in the country. To donate to Toy Movement check out their website.
If you know of any other children's charities in need of festive-season donations, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org –– we would love to help you promote your cause!