In Term Two, the Sun Valley Grade Seven students and staff set about on a Community Project like no other. We launched CLOTHES TO CASH at Sun Valley Primary for the second year in a row.

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Clothes to Cash (C2Cx) operates by asking organisations to collect clothing through their school and community. They pay the organization R5,00 per usable KG that we collect. The Clothes to Cash Project uses the clothes to empower those less privileged by creating jobs for people to sort and bale the clothing, and by helping budding entrepreneurs to sell the clothing in their own communities.

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In Term 3, Clothes to Cash Project Manager, Christopher Lane visited our Assembly to hand over the cheque and share a little more about the project.

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For the second year running Sun Valley Primary School collected the MOST amount of bags by any school in the Western Cape. We collected 516 bags which equaled 2977,28kg (Nearly THREE TONS)

This meant that we were given a check of R8 696,00.

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So, what do we do with this money? As an organisation, we have decided to team up with the Masi Youth Sport Programme in Masiphumele. This Foundation is fully self funded. Their vision is to better the lives of every young boy and girl in Masi through empowerment through sport.

Badr Manuel received the prize for bringing in the highest amount of bags – a total of 82% usable clothes. The winning class was Grade 1 February. Well done, guys!

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We will be using the money to collect these students for rugby, provide them with the appropriate kit, meals on a Saturday morning and transport home. This programme will continue throughout the year.

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Thank you to C2Cx  for their amazing input in making this project such a success. We aim to be the top in the province for a third year in a row in 2017.

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