Soft toys that were created for the 2014 Pretty Things for Little Things campaign.
NATIONAL NEWS - Shoprite and Checkers, in partnership with Age-in-Action, is once again sponsoring the Pretty Things for Little Things campaign,
urging customers, especially senior citizens, to put their creative talents to work to make clothes and toys for needy children.
Submissions for the 2015 Pretty Things for Little Things campaign opened on 1 June.
Through the creative and generous contributions made by the public, this campaign has, since inception in 2003, collected and distribu-ted more than 140 000 handmade clothes, toys and blankets to needy children across South Africa.
During last year's Pretty Things for Little Things campaign, over 20 000 unique handmade items were received.
The Pretty Things for Little Things campaign calls on entrants to make anything practical, durable and safe that a child can wear or play with. Articles can be made of any resources available and can be entered into four categories: soft toys, blankets, clothing and other articles made from materials such as wood, tin or wire.
While the project is open to all, senior citizens of 60 years and older who enter their handiwork stand a chance of winning generous vouchers that can be used at Checkers, Checkers Hyper or Shoprite stores nationwide. Three winners per category will be selected in each province. The provincial winners receive gift vouchers to the value of R2 500, R2 000 and R1 500 for first, second and third place respectively, and also go through to the final judging round, in which three national winners per category are chosen.
National winners receive vouchers to the value of R6 000, R4 000 and R3 000 for the top three positions, respectively. There is also a merit prize for the person who enters the most items in his/her province, as well as for the person who enters the most items nationally.
The closing date for submissions is 31 August. Provincial winners will be announced in September and national winners during October. Winners' details will be available in Shoprite and Checkers stores throughout the competition, with the items being handed out in December.
Entry forms can be obtained from the Money Market counter in any Checkers, Checkers Hyper or Shoprite store or from Age-in-Action offices countrywide, or download the entry form at www.shoprite.co.za or www.checkers.co.za.
Enter now and help Checkers, Shoprite and Age-in-Action bring much-needed happiness to little ones throughout South Africa when these beautiful creations are distributed to needy children as early Christmas presents later this year.