[COVID-19] - Sponsor a Shopper

If you've been on social media in the past few days, you saw loads of images, videos and articles on panic buying, empty shop shelves and worried individuals, especially the elderly and vulnerable.

As South Africa is slowly adjusting to our "new normal" of social distancing, closed schools and other changes to help #flattenthecurve, our nation is doing two of the things we do best during tough times: we make jokes (mostly good-natured thankfully), and we step up and help. While joking is one of our country's favorite coping mechanisms, our warm hearts towards people in need is what keeps us going.

#proudlysouthafrican, Soccermom is also helping: We are offering a shopping service to anyone that cannot get to the shops themselves. This includes the elderly and other high-risk persons such as healthcare workers, or even a single mom with no support to look after the kids while she goes to the store. And you can get involved too: For only R90, you can sponsor a shopper to someone in need: one of our lovely lady drivers will stop by the house to pick up the shopping list and payment, go to the shops and return with the order as soon as possible. As an optional extra, you can also purchase a gift certificate to pay for the nominated person shopping.

How it works

  1. Purchase a "Sponsor a Shopper" voucher for R90.

  2. Optional: nominate a person in need of shopping assistance. Alternatively, we will donate the voucher on your behalf to nominated but unsponsored individuals.

  3. Our Soccermom Drivers will collect the shopping list and money from the nominated person, run to the stores, then return with the delivery.

Two sides of the story

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