Meet the team

I’d like to join the team

Adele Langley
JHB South Sub Coordinator
I joined Santa Shoebox because Santa is very busy! I thought I’d help out.
Adelene Niemach
Ladysmith Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because … I love the project.
Adrie Ferreira
Port Elizabeth Sub Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because I love kids.
Alexes Taylor
Walvis Bay Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because love and kindness are the foundation to every child’s future.
Amor Van Der Westhuizen
Vredendal Sub Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because I want to give back to my community. I want to let the children know they are not forgotten, there are people who are willing to help them.
Aniel Dekker
Bluff Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because…the time is now.
Anina Liebenberg
Vereeniging Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because bringing kindness and happiness to children in need keeps me humble.
Annalie Lundi
Bloemfontein Coordinator
I joined Santa Shoebox Project because I believe everyone should try to make a difference. Being a teacher and seeing the need for love and belonging, this is the perfect project to be involved in.
Anne-Marie Brits
Beaufort West Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project to fill my life with the joy of helping children that have less than others.
Anne Stocks
Krugersdorp Sub Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Box Project because I wanted to be part of something that brings joy and hope to our youth.
Anthony Fleurot
JHB East Sub Coordinator
I was a volunteer last year and from the very first Santa Shoebox I held in my hands I made a promise to myself that every child will and has to receive their special gift. This is my time to serve and be part of the generous giving to the beautiful children of our country.
Antje Seymour
Somerset West & Stellenbosch Sub Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project to give back to my community and help some of the children experience the joy of Christmas.
Ashley Squara
JHB Flagship Sub Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because I wanted to become more involved in giving back to the community
Audrey Appollis
Kimberley Sub Coordinator
I joined Santa Shoebox because I want to be part of such a worthy cause.
Belinda Engelbrecht
Port Elizabeth Sub Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because I would like to make a difference in people’s lives and would love to give back to the community.
Carmen Taljaardt
Port Elizabeth Sub Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project as I see it as a great way to give back to the kids of South Africa and believe that every child should feel the joy of opening a present over the Christmas season and to be made feel special.
Carol Maclennan
Somerset West & Stellenbosch Sub Coordinator
I joined Santa Shoebox because, while I loved making up the boxes, after volunteering for a few hours at a drop off about 5 years ago, I was hooked. It has become an important part of my life, seeing those faces at the celebration parties makes me want to do more.
Carol Wright
JHB South Sub Coordinator
I joined Santa Shoebox because after retiring from teaching I needed to do something to help make children happy.
Cassidee Coffin
JHB East Sub Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because I know that the only way to change the world is through love. By volunteering I can spread love throughout the country.
Cathy Holdsworth
Port Elizabeth Sub Coordinator
I joined Santa Shoebox Project because I want to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged children.
Celest le Roux
Krugersdorp Sub Coordinator
I joined SSB because I feel passionate about underprivileged children in our community and with SSB I can see the difference a special gift makes to a deserving child. I have been part of SSB for past 5 years and hope to be part of it for many more.  
Celia Els
Jhb South Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because I get immense joy and satisfaction out of helping others.
Chanique Zwartz
Cape Town Northern Suburbs Sub Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because they do absolutely amazing work and I want to be part of the joy it brings to children!
Chantal Coffin
JHB East Sub Coordinator
I joined Santa’s shoebox because I love helping and giving – especially when it involves children!
Chantal Motilall
Umhlanga Sub Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because I want to instill a sense of hope into our children, by showing them that love & kindness are far greater than their circumstances. And that a beautiful and bright future is indeed possible.
Christelle Du Toit
Port Elizabeth Sub Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because I get to put a smile on a child’s face.
Chrizelle Kotze
Bloemfontein Sub Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because I love helping kids in need!
Claudette Jordaan
Bloemfontein Sub Coordinator
I joined Santa Shoebox Project because every small deed does make a difference in a child’s life.
Claudette Jugmohan
Mokopane Sub Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because I want to be part of the movement that shares joy
Dara Migliore
JHB East Sub Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because I believe it is a wonderful initiative and provides a great opportunity to spread love and goodwill to children countrywide.
Debbie Rebelo
JHB Flagship Coordinator
I always thought donating a box or two once a year was enough. Then I volunteered for the first time last year, and realised I could make so much more of an impact. So here I am, trying to change the world one shoebox at a time, hoping the time I spend makes a difference to at least one child, if not many more.
Debbie Stork
JHB South Sub Coordinator
I joined Santa Shoebox because of all the joy it brings to the kids. Very rewarding.
Debbie Zelezniak
Head Office Chief Operating Officer
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because I want to gift the beautiful children of our incredible country with the tools to achieve their potential.
Deidre Bevan
Empangeni Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because it is a wonderful opportunity for our Interact Club and school, St. Catherine’s, to serve our community.
Denise Mclearie
JHB South Sub Coordinator
Desiree Langley
Port Elizabeth Sub Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because I want to see the beautiful little faces light up when a Shoebox is opened. Truthfully though, on a personal level, I joined to feel that I can add value and am needed, not in a professional work environment or as wife and friend, but on a deep emotional level – simply put, it makes me feel good.
Dominique Chiesa
JHB Flagship Sub Coordinator
I became part of the Santa Shoebox Project because I want to make a difference in children’s lives. I am a passionate and dedicated teacher, who loves children.
Dorette Nel
Pretoria East Centurion Coordinator
I joined Santa Shoebox Project because I believe children are our future and investing in them today will pay off tomorrow.
Fiona Sander
Head Office Operations Manager
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because I want to help those who can give, reach those who really need a hand-up.
Gerda Peuckert
Secunda Coordinator
I joined Santa Shoebox Project because I wanted to make a difference in a child’s life, see their eyes sparkle and to teach them the gift of  giving.
Hannelie Pretorius
Albertinia Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because I love children and children deserve to get a Christmas present.
Henriette Biesenbach
Hermanus Coordinator
I joined Santa Shoebox Project because of all the happiness it brings.
Ilse Seynhaeve
Paarl & Wellington Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project when I realised that the area where I live was not part of the project yet. I could not let this happen.
Inga Bothner
Jhb Flagship Sub-Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because it’s a wonderful way of making a meaningful difference in many children’s lives.
Irene Pieters
Head Office Chief Executive Officer
I joined Santa Shoebox because it gives me an avenue through which I can do a whole lot of good – even beyond the incredible 100 000 happy hearts every year.
Jacqui Stoneley
George Sub Coordinator
I joined Santa Shoebox Project because there is no better feeling than seeing children excited about the little things that many of us take for granted. It reminds you of what is important.
Janneke Greeff
Secunda Coordinator
I joined Santa Shoebox Project to make a difference in the lives of children in our community and to teach my own children that kindness and giving to others should be part of their lives every day.
Janri Van Staden
Kimberley Coordinator
I joined Santa Shoebox Project because I love gift giving and now I can not only help do so on a large scale, but I can be part of the celebration and happiness associated with this project around Christmas time.
Jessica Pereira
JHB East Sub Coordinator
I joined Santa Shoebox Project because what better way to restore faith in the lives of our beautiful country’s future leaders than by surprising them with boxes filled with all the supplies they need. I believe it is the little reminder they too are special and loved, and so capable of achieving anything they set their minds to.
Johan Le Roux
Bloemfontein Sub Coordinator
I joined Santa Shoebox Project because all children deserve a chance to be happy.
Juanita Africa
Cape Town Sub Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because there is something about a child’s smile when they receive the box that makes my heart explode into a trillion pieces.
Juanita Wachter
Bethlehem Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because I want to make a difference. I want to share love and hope with the children & teach them to do the same to others.
Judith Brink
Somerset West & Stellenbosch Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because there is a need and I have the time to help.
Julia Hogarth
Jhb West Sub Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because I want to give under-privileged children a gift at Christmas.
Karen Bufe
Somerset West & Stellenbosch Sub Coordinator
I joined Santa Shoebox Project because being on the team allows me the opportunity to spread generosity and love, one box at a time💛
Kate Butlin
Howick Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because I may not be able to change a child’s whole life but I want to make them feel special even just for a day.
Kerry-Ann Strange
JHB East Sub Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because I realised that I could take my time and use it towards giving love to God’s Children who don’t always get the essentials, love and attention that I have been blessed with. This amazing project allows you to give a happy box of goodies and necessities to an under-privilege child and they may too feel happiness and love.
Kerry Hofmeyer
JHB Flagship Sub Coordinator
I joined Santa Shoebox because I love Christmas and the gift of giving.
Kim Imrie
Graaff Reinet Sub Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because it provides an opportunity to help  
Kirsten Abery
Ballito Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because I love how personalised the project is and how it brings families together from choosing a child, building a box and then dropping it off at Drop Off.
Kitty Viljoen
Graaff Reinet Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because I think it’s a great initiative and I enjoy giving and making people happy.
Kyla Pretorius
Port Elizabeth Sub Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because my heart goes out to all underprivileged kids and adults in our country. Being part of this journey puts a big smile on my face. Nothing in this world is more beautiful than someone who has nothing to pretend they have everything just by being thankful for the little things they have.
Lara Campher
Bethlehem Sub Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because I absolutely love kids and what more can you ask for other than seeing a big smile on a less privileged child’s face!
Lara Fourie
Head Office Project Liaison
I joined Santa Shoebox Project because I believe that every child must experience the joy of receiving a gift from someone who cares for them.
Lauren Salters
Hartbeespoortdam Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because nothing brings more joy than knowing how special the children feel when they receive their gifts. Their excitement and delight make this the most wonderful project to be a part of.
LeandI Els
Bloemfontein Sub Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because I want to help restore hope and love to the children.
LeandrI Myburgh
Kimberley Sub Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because I see extremely poor children every day and they still have a smile to give.
Leen Van-Roey
Somerset West & Stellenbosch Sub Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because I want to make a difference.
Leigh Nunes
Bloemfontein Sub Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because I think it’s an amazing initiative, what a privilege to touch the lives of so many children and make them feel special and loved.
Leigh Simpson
Jhb Flagship Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because volunteering at the Drop Off in 2016 inspired me to assist in any way I can in providing happiness and hope to our children of South Africa.
Lesley Thomas
Head Office IT Manager
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project many years ago now, “For the children” and to work with like minded good hearted people.
Liesel McCarthy
Jhb Flagship Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because there’s so much work to be done, and joy and love to be spread in SA & Nam; what an honour to do it with people with the same vision and focus!
Lisa Douglas
Durban Central Coordinator
I joined The Santa Shoebox Project because I wanted to make a difference in kids lives.
Lizelle Ferreira
Somerset West & Stellenbosch Sub Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because I want to make a difference and have an impact in my community by helping and caring for people and making a positive change to their lives.
Lizl Du Preez
Bethlehem Sub Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because I have a heart for children, especially those in a difficult environment.
Lorin Van Jaarsveldt
JHB East Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because investing in Children has the highest return. The smile of a child who has received a gift which is more than the materialistic box we see goes deeper!
Louise Groenewald
Polokwane Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because I want to make a difference.
Lucy De Abreu
Cape Town Sub Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because one needs to give back and allow those who don’t have it easy in life to have a least one day of pure joy and happiness and believing that someone out there cares.
Lynda Blake
Cape Town Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project because I want to give back.
Lynn Goldberg
Pretoria East Sub Coordinator
I joined the Santa Shoebox Project in 2012 because I wanted to make a difference in the lives of under privileged children in SA.

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