Christmas Celebration 2023

children praying at christmas
Children praying before distribution of presents

Christmas is a yearly celebration marking Jesus Christ’s Birth. It is observed on the 25th of December as a cultural and religious celebration among a lot of people all over the world. It is a time that brings heart warmth: so let every Ammish Community Development beneficiary be joyous and take part in the giving.
Christmas is celebrated in different ways. This year Ammish Community Development celebrated early with issuing of shoe boxes packed with clothing items, stationery, toys, toiletry and goodies on the 25th November 2023. The distribution of Shoeboxes has been going on for 6 years as a culture to issue out presents to the disadvantaged, orphaned and vulnerable at Ammish Community Development.

Masishaba Mlotshwa preparing presents
Coordinator Masishaba Mlotshwa preparing presents

The highlight is not only handing presents but also to think about those who won’t be having Christmas presents, we believe every child deserves a gift for Christmas.

Masishaba Mlotshwa

We managed to distribute +300 shoeboxes to different places in Naledi, White City Jabavu and Mpumalanga. It was an honour to be there for this amazing event dressed in Santa suit and be able to give away so much joy and happiness.

children shows contents of her present box
The shoeboxes contain a mixture of clothing items, stationery, toys, toiletry and goodies

Thank You

The significance of this initiative goes beyond the act of gift-giving: it symbolizes a collective effort to ensure that every child, irrespective of their circumstances, experiences the magic and warmth of Christmas. It is a poignant reminder that the true essence of the season lies in fostering compassion, empathy, and solidarity. This year’s event was a resounding success, made possible by the dedicated efforts of many people.

That’s why I would like to extent a warm Thank You to all distinguished people and Ammish Community Development team for the preparations and packaging to make this day such a memorable one for the children.
I would like to thank Andreas and friends from Germany and Mr Sithole from Engen garage (Soweto) for their generous donations.
Last but not least: Big gratitude goes to Mrs Palesa Hlubi, Mrs Refilwe Motloung, Mrs Keamogetswe Makhaya, Mrs Manuella Jardin, Miss Bulelwa Mgemani, Miss Busi Mosiouwa and Miss Tlhalefang Matlhare for pledging and making this day a success.

As we bath in the warmth of the holiday season, let us carry the spirit of giving forward, creating lasting memories and sowing seeds of hope that will endure throughout the year. Merry Christmas to all, and may the joy of this season resonate in our hearts and communities alike.

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