Virtual Santa Shoebox

Make a meaningful difference in a profoundly underprivileged child’s life

Your Virtual Santa Shoeboxes are made by teams of volunteers, and allocated to underprivileged children living in remote areas of South Africa. Due to the lack of donors in rural areas, these children would otherwise not receive a Santa Shoebox, and quite possibly no end-of-year gift at all.

Every Virtual Santa Shoebox contains all 8 required items: a toothpaste & toothbrush, soap & a facecloth, sweets, a toy, school supplies and a voucher for an outfit of clothing. Additional sponsored items are added as available and  age-appropriate. These include books, lunch boxes, and teen hygiene products.

The cheerfully printed Shoeboxes are packaged, delivered and personally handed to the beneficiary child.

Should your purchase of a Generic Virtual Santa Shoebox be received after the Shoeboxes for the current Campaign have been allocated and delivered, your VSS will be carried over to the following year – and packed, allocated and delivered as above.


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You of course! Along with our fantastic sponsors who have generously donated goods and services.


In its 15 years, South Africa’s best-loved children’s charity has touched the lives of 1 017 741 underprivileged children throughout South Africa and Namibia.
As a Level One Contributor to B-BBEE, SSB earns 100 points on the generic scorecard, and with our Section 18A status, is also able to provide a tax-deductible receipt in recognition of your donation. The Project is an initiative of the JOG Trust (IT2671/2009). The Trust is registered as a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO-930031301), and a Non Profit Organisation (NPO 102-098).

Tax deductible receipts – Section 18a donations tax exemption

If you are resident in South Africa and would like a tax deductible receipt issued for your donation, please send your request to with proof of donation attached to your email.
Please also provide your full name, your physical or postal address and the e-mail address to which the receipt must be sent.
As we would really like to acknowledge your support, please consider registering as a donor so that we can keep you informed about milestones and deadlines.

Thank you for supporting the Santa Shoebox Project.

An initiative of the JOG Trust IT2671/2009 | PBO-930031301 | NPO 102-098  

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