Why I do this every year?

Sometimes, we pass people in the streets. They “use” babies to illicit sympathy. I give in, sometimes, most times. My feeling is that we have become so oblivious to suffering of others, that we easily allow a baby to go hungry. Every year, in spite of life, work and everything else, I take up this […]


2012 Beneficiaries

2012 Annual Toy Drive did not raise the amount we had hoped for and of the 5 beneficiaries listed below, we could only choose one. The Ethembeni Children’s Home is in the most need. They are the selected 2012 beneficiary. The items will be delivered on 17 December 2012. ————————————————————————————————– Meet our 2013 beneficiaries, 5 […]


High 5 for celebrating 5 years of Annual Toy Drive

It’s year number 5. Incredible how time flies. This year, we have the following goals: 5 Beneficiaries R55 000 cash for 500 toys 500 baby sets Can we do it, please support this worthy cause. I do all the labour, deliver the items, you donate some cash. Deal? Mail info@ or view banking and PayPal details for […]


Accepting donations early

We’re accepting donations of as little a R50. Donation is easy, EFT or PayPal. Support this worthy cause 🙂 PayPal – info@ Need to know how this works? FNB & PayPal, how to send money? EFT Details: Annual Toy Drive Bank: FNB Account Number: 62334344405 Branch Code: 25535500 If you need to donate goods, please email for […]


Planning for 2012 Annual Toy Drive

This year will mark our five year anniversary. Since 1998, we’ve donated clothes, toys and baby goods to 10 organisations. They include: Red Cross Children’s Hospital GAPA – Grandmothers Against Poverty and AIDS CHOSA – Giving Hope to Children of South Africa Baphumelele Childrens Home Baragwanath Hospital Comforts’ Committee The Store House Church 1 – Mpho Mashengete nomination […]


Successful Annual Toy Drive 4 done and dusted …. and thanks to you!

A huge thank you to the following people: Stuart Caldwell – for connecting with me last year and being the incredible driver behind drumming up support from Williams Hunt and for ensuring we had a vehicle to deliver the goods with. Thank you Williams Hunt for their generous cash donation DJ Webster for making it all happen, Exclusive […]


Contributions ……. THANK YOU!

And with 11 days to go, we have some amazing sponsors on board. Exclusives, McDonalds and Williams Hunt. Thank you to these companies for sponsoring books, their venue as drop off points and entertainment for the kids. You are wonderful. Thank you.


Change of venue ….. due to weather ..

Perhaps a blessing in disguise, we’ve had to change the venue due to bad weather forecasted this weekend. Date: 10 December 2011 Time: 11am – 6pm New venue News Cafe, Randburg Cnr Hill Street & Kerk Avenue, Randburg Behind McDonalds Hans Strijdom Johannesburg, South Africa Join their Facebook page here. Bring a the family, some toys or baby goods and enjoy […]


Toys received last year

Some of the contributions received last year include: dolls balls bat and ball sets music toy sets tenpin bowling play dough puzzles crayons colour-in-books bubbles black board and chalk sets magic wands animal playsets kiddy chairs skateboards hoola hoops teddy bears cars stationery


Toy Drive 2011 – with a twist …

So 2011 has flown by with a flurry of change and great news, Toy Drive is going to take Jozi on this year. I would have loved to have one in Cape Town and Johannesburg, but time is against me. So, this year, we are doing it for the following organisation (more to follow): BHCC – […]