The Buckets of Love Campaign is set to give the public more opportunities to help the needy this Christmas
With the country in recession and food prices continually on the rise many families in South Africa have been left destitute.  That is why Catholic Welfare and Developmentâ??s (CWD) annual Buckets of Love campaign brings much needed relief to many families in the Western Cape.  The campaign has taken place for the last 22 years with the aim of feeding needy families at Christmas.

Buckets of Love Campagin spiced up

This year CWD has spiced up the Buckets of Love campaign, by inviting the public to host dinner parties of their own â?? as a fun event that will bring family and friends together to share a meal together and raise money for the Buckets of Love campaign at the same time.
In a bid to make this party-planning exercise a simple one, CWD has produced a step-by-step guide â?? on its website â?? which explains the concept, issues invitations to guests â?? and also features downloadable recipes and thank you cards for guests.  Funds raised by party hosts will also go towards distributing Buckets of Love to families in underprivileged communities during the festive season.

Campaign starts end October

The campaign kicks off at the end of October.  Learners from various schools will assist with the packing of the buckets, ensuring their distribution in December.  Last year, thanks to the extensive involvement of parishes, schools and the greater public, 7200 families enjoyed nutritious meals over Christmas.
As well as addressing the immediate poverty needs of people, the long term goal of the campaign is to engage these individuals in various job creation, skills training and educational programmes.
A Bucket of Love (BOL) costs R100 and donations can be made online at from end October 2009, or by calling (021) 425-2095.
For more information contact Jane Gallagher at (021) 402 1150 or email

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