Barefoot for a Day is Here!


LFCT Barefoot for A Day logoIt is once again that time of the year when we ask you to go barefoot for a day so that our Children with Cancer do not have to!

Barefoot for a Day is an Annual Project that LFCT started in 2013, and every March we ask you to join us in collecting/donating shoes for our Little Fighters in hospital, at home and in Places of Safety.

Barefooters are encouraged to donate a NEW pair of children’s shoes to the Little Fighters Cancer Trust during the month of March. LFCT then sorts and distributes all donated shoes to Children with Cancer in Paediatric Oncology Wards, Places of Safety, and individual Childhood Cancer-affected Family Homes across South Africa.

Many of our Little Fighters families cannot afford to buy them new shoes as they outgrow the old ones and consequently many of the children either have no shoes to wear or are wearing shoes that are too small for them.

By going Barefoot for a Day it reminds us what it feels like to not have a pair of shoes to wear, how little stones can hurt, how cold our feet can get, and how people look at one askance. This is just some of what our Little Fighters have to contend with, on top of being in the fight of and for their lives.The discomfort of being barefoot acts as a constant reminder during the day of the discomfort that Children with Cancer and their Families endure on a daily basis.

Unfortunately we cannot gift our Little Fighters with second-hand goods due to their immune systems being severely compromised as a result of the harsh cancer treatments that they undergo. It is for this reason that we ask that you please donate a NEW pair of shoes.

Needs for this project include:

Barefoot for a Day ShoesDonations of new shoes for boys, girls and teenagers of both sexes

While donations of shoes are most welcome,  we also accept financial contributions because that way we can utilise our NPO and PBO status and, being able to buy in bulk with sufficient funds in hand, we can haggle with stores for discounts and better deals.

Financial donations also allow us to be sure that we are able to buy the right sizes and types of shoes that we need for our Little Fighters, thereby ensuring that each Little Fighter gets the exact shoe they need and which fits them perfectly.

Please ensure that all shoes/donations reach us by 1 April so as to afford us sufficient to sort & pack/purchase shoes in time for our deliveries all across South Africa.

 

barefoot for a day how it starts

The Little Fighters Cancer Trust is a registered NPO with PBO status. This affords private and corporate donors the taxation benefits as set out in Section 18A.

BEE score points are also accumulated.
Trust Reg No: IT2817/2010
NPO No: 089 376
PBO No: 930037657

 

Bank Details:

Account Holder: Little Fighters Cancer Organization
Bank: FNB Paarl Mall
Account No: 62277783249
Branch code: 250057
Swift code for international donations: FIRNZAJJ
Trust Reg No: IT2817/2010

Please mark your donation “Barefoot for a Day”

 

PayPal – Donations

Please mark your donation “Barefoot for a Day”

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About LFCT

This is a blog about CHILDHOOD CANCER and CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS Little Fighters Cancer Trust is a non-profit organisation that offers support and aid to Children with Cancer and their families. When a child is diagnosed with cancer it affects the whole family. One of the parents, usually the mother, must give up their job to care for the child and this creates financial problems for the family. In South Africa especially the majority of these families are not well-to-do; many of them are rural. A diagnosis of cancer can wipe out any family’s finances, let alone a poor family. The costs of special medications, special diets, hospital stays, transport to and from the hospital or clinic and accommodation and food costs for the mother who spends most of the time at her child’s bedside are astronomical. These are the people and problems that fall through the cracks, and these are the people that Little Fighters Cancer Trust has pledged to help in any way possible. LFCT takes a holistic approach to assisting the Children with Cancer and their Families, with the main aim to be the preservation of individual dignity and pride. Little Fighters Cancer Trust also focuses on promotion and advocacy of National Childhood Cancer Awareness in an effort to increase awareness of Early Warning Signs of Childhood Cancer. This would result in earlier diagnosis, giving the Child with Cancer more of a chance at Treatment and Survival. See "About" for more Background info

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