This December, Slum2School Africa will be celebrating the 3rd edition of ChristmasInABOX in a grand style and it promises to be a reloaded edition. Hundreds of volunteers will go on a tour across 10 communities within Lagos and environs for 3 days starting 17th December and running through till 20th December with 5000 BOXES of gifts for 5000 Children.
All volunteers and interested individuals, schools, corporate organization are expected to join us in raising 5000 BOXES filled with super exciting gifts for 5000 children living in various remote communities and slums like Emina Island in Epe, Makoko, Bariga, Ikota, Ajegunle, Iwaya, Sogunlo, Aiyetoru etc. According to Otto Orondaam, founder Slum2School Africa, “Slum2School has successfully supported and enrolled over 600 children into schools and we want to extend the Christmas love to similar children living in more slums and remote communities who cant afford to celebrate the Christmas and wouldnt have gifts as many priviledged children uptown.” The goal of ChristmasInABox campaign this year is to give everyone an opportunity to give back and also bring boxes filled with simple lovable items to less privileged children who may never have the chance to get them. Some gift items include toys, stationery, beverages, wristwatches, sunglasses, storybooks, clothes, shoes, candies, cookies, teddies, bags, etc.
You can get involved
To be part of this campaign by volunteering a sign-up link has been opened http://goo.gl/eB0AZV and follow these easy steps…
1. Look out for any empty electronic carton, shoe box, carton or any type of box within your reach.
2. Put a minimum of 5 gifts that can make a child’s Christmas memorable. They do not have to be super expensive.
3. Use beautiful/Colorful wrapping sheets and seal it with a nice ribbon.
4. Write the content, age range and sex of the child whose gift you boxed.
5. Drop off your boxes at any Slum2School ChristmasInABOX drop off locations which will be sent across in the coming days.
6. Inform 5 of your friends and share the opportunity with others who would love to show love to these children.
Slum2School Africa was born out of a desire to see every African child educated notwithstanding background or seemingly unavailable resources and it gives every young person an opportunity to not just complain about problems but be part of the solution and improve the face of Africa.
Sum2School is fully dedicated to its vision of transforming society by empowering disadvantaged children to realize their full potential by providing access to basic education for these children and in the coming year plans to begin the building of schools in remote communities and slums.