This holiday season, the Jbay Recycling Project is embarking on a special mission - to bring smiles and festive cheer to 300 underprivileged children in our community. We believe that every child deserves the magic of Christmas, and with your help, we can make it happen!
We aim to raise a total of ZAR80 per child, which is equivalent to approximately 4 EUR. This will enable us to provide each child with a special Christmas gift, a delicious meal, and a memorable celebration that they will cherish for years to come.
Why Your Support Matters:
Many of these children face daily challenges, and for some, the holiday season can be a reminder of their struggles. Your contribution will not only brighten their Christmas but also remind them that they are valued and cared for by their community when recycling.
Let's make this Christmas truly special for these 300 wonderful children. Your generosity will have a lasting impact, creating beautiful memories that will warm their hearts.
An average of 200 - 250 children collect an average of 1.8 tonnes of recyclables from the streets and beaches of Jeffreys Bay every week. This trash is weighed and then converted into an imaginary currency called “Mula” which the children can then spend in our shop. The prices of products in the shop are determined based on necessity.
The project is run with the help of volunteers from the community. Our amazing volunteers give up their time and energy to assist the project in various ways, from buying stock, setting up the shop, making clothes and blankets, admin and media liaison work, and helping the children who participate in the project on Mondays (Recycling Days).
The Project remunerates no volunteers, and aside from essential running costs, all the income generated from the sale of the recyclables and all donations are used to stock the shop.
In the ten years we have been operating, our project has recycled over 750 Tons of trash and received approximately 75 858 individual visits from children.
The JBay Recycling project operates every Monday during the school term.
If you feel you could or would like to assist us in any manner… please get in touch.
We welcome donations of any kind, financial, and anything that would benefit the children we nurture and educate.
The project and its volunteers thank you for contributing ❤️!