Presents for Seafarers

Share your Christmas with a Seafarer [SYCS] – Packing Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers who will help us for an hour to two (or three) on 26 November when we gather at the Bayhead Mission to pack to Christmas Gifts for the seafarers. This annual project which involves all the Missions has been in operation for over 30 years. The packed gifts are distributed to seafarers on ships in port over Christmas. Seafarers are far from home, away from their families and miss all the Christmas celebrations back home.…

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Packing of the Christmas Gifts for Seafarers on 20 November

Every Christmas the Sailors’ Society and other Christian mission organisations distribute gifts to all the seafarers in port. The gifts are collected or made during the year and are packed for distribution on one morning at the Mission in Bayhead. “Please diarise 20 November 2018 for the packing of the gifts at the Seafarers Mission,Bayhead,” says Linda van Schalkwyk. So far we have collected 987 pairs of mittens this year knitted by our band of enthusiastic knitters. Our total of…

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Appeal for Donations for Christmas Presents for Seafarers

As Christmastime approaches the Sailors’ Society of South Africa  is appealing for private and corporate donors to open their hearts, pockets and store rooms to help them put together interesting and exciting gift parcels for the sailors who are in our ports on 25 December. The annual Share your Christmas with a Seafarer, which will take place in Durban, Cape Town, East London, and Richards Bay from 23 December to 25 December 2013.10.28   The Big Day (27 November) is…

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031 266 0695

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