Tygervalley Shopping Centre – Newkidz on the Block

Wish Tree Initiative

4th November to 3rd December 2014

Tygervalley Centre Management approached Newkidz on the Block to identify beneficiaries for this year’s Wish Tree Initiative. This is the 2nd year that we have had the privilege of partnering with this shopping centre in this wonderful event.


The following Children’s Homes have been identified:

  • Christine Revell Children’s Home – Athlone
  • Masigcine Children’s Home – Mfuleni
  • Rainbow House – Goodwood
  • Linawo Children’s Home – Thornton
  • Baitul Ansaar Child Care Centre – Mitchells Plain

Each child at the above Homes has had the opportunity to write 3 of their favourite items that they would like for Christmas. Their wishes will be written on tags and hung on a BIG tree in the centre of the Tygervalley Shopping Centre. Shoppers can choose a tag and purchase one of the items from the child’s wish list, wrap it and Newkidz on the Block will deliver the gifts to the individual Homes.

Last year I had the privilege of seeing the children’s faces when they opened their gifts, especially when they saw it was something that they really wanted .

The children at these Homes didn’t ask to be there. Put yourself in the shoes of these little people not only now at Christmas time but get involved and keep their smiles on their faces throughout the year.


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