Kids Emporium and KFM .. Making dreams come true!


Being the season of giving, Kids Emporium leaped at the opportunity to work with KFM’s Make a Wish Initiative.   For years now, our team have been listening closely to the many heartfelt stories and although we are in the business of maternity wear, travel systems, essentials and everything baby, we felt that we would rather be in the business of making dreams come true.  We let KFM know that we were keen to help and only a few days later, we were contacted by the programme manager saying ‘We have a match!’.

It was at this point that we heard the most incredible story about someone who took a stand and made an effort to make a difference.

Vicky sent in a wish for her friend and colleague, Avinita.  Alvinita is the receptionist for the company that Vicky works for.  Vicky describes her as an incredibly unselfish and giving person.   On the 2nd of May, Alvinita found a baby boy lying under a tree, abandoned in a park.  He was wearing a thin vest covered in a very dirty blanket.   Alvinita instinctively picked up the baby, took him to her friend’s house nearby to clean him up, and then reported the case to the Kuilsriver police station.  Alvinita was compelled by her selfless and protective impulse to protect this child.She already has 3 daughters of her own, aged 18, 15, and 12.  She now has legal protection of the child she rescued, as the biological parents are not in the position to care for him.   Alvinita now has a son, baby Cooper.  Coincidentally, she found Cooper on the 16th anniversary of her son’s stillborn passing.  Cooper is now 8 months old and Alvinita loves him dearly.  When Alvinita told her colleagues about Cooper and his circumstances, Vicky and her colleagues were shocked.  The whole office tries to help Alvinita where they can; some colleagues buy nappies and others buy formula for Cooper.  As much as her colleagues are trying to help Alvinita, raising a young child is always difficult.   The office wants to make Cooper’s first Christmas a very special occasion.  They want to show Alvinita how much they appreciate her, and spread some Christmas cheer this festive season hence nominating Alvinita for KFM’s Make a Wish.  Vicky’s wish was simply to get Cooper a camp cot .. a small ask considering the needs of a baby.

Our team was completely touched by this incredible story and decided to pull out all the stops to ensure Alvinita and her family have a very special Christmas.

On Saturday the 3rd of December, at the Re-Launch of Kids Emporium Green Point Store, we handed over all these wonderful donations to the value of R40 000 to Alvivnita and darling Baby C.

Listen to the Full Story here:

     http://www.kfm.co.za/articles/2016/11/28/a-wish-for-alvinita-and-baby-c 

This type of gesture is not without the help of our loyal suppliers.

Cybex Agis Stroller

KE|KFM|Make A Wish| Cybex

Be Safe Car Seat

Kids Emporium| KFM | make A Wish|Be Safe

Baby Bugs

Kids Emporium| KFM | make A Wish| baby bugs

Jeep Camp Cot

Kids Emporium| KFM | make A Wish

Step South

Kids Emporium| KFM | make A Wish|caboo carrier

Parental Instinct

Kids Emporium| KFM | make A Wisparental instinct

Ybike Pewi

Kids Emporium| KFM | make A Wish|Ybik

Tiny Love

Kids Emporium| KFM | make A Wish|Tiny Love

Bath Bunk

Kids Emporium| KFM | make A Wish|Bath Bunk

Bbox

Kids Emporium| KFM | make A Wish|Bbox

Pollywiggles

Kids Emporium| KFM | make A Wish|pollywiggles

Shooshoos

Kids Emporium| KFM | make A Wish|Shooshoos

Sugardots

Kids Emporium| KFM | make A Wish|Sugardots

Wreak Havoc

Kids Emporium| KFM | make A Wish| Wreak Havoc

Mother Nature

Kids Emporium| KFM | make A Wish| Mother Nature

Bun Bun Kids

Kids Emporium| KFM | make A Wish| Bun Bun

Simply Child

Kids Emporium| KFM | make A Wish| Simply Child

Tom and Bella

Kids Emporium| KFM | make A Wish| Tom and bella

Mina Moo

Kids Emporium| KFM | make A Wish| Mina moo

Real Kids Shades

Kids Emporium| KFM | make A Wish

Red Box

Kids Emporium| KFM | make A Wish| Red box

Nom Nom

Kids Emporium| KFM | make A Wish| Nom Nom Beads

Green Kid

Kids Emporium| KFM | make A Wish

Tidy Tot

Kids Emporium| KFM | make A Wish| Tidy Tot

Rhubarb and Custard

Kids Emporium| KFM | make A Wish

Wanderlust

Kids Emporium| KFM | make A Wish| Wanderlust

Spotted Gecko

Kids Emporium| KFM | make A Wish

Touched by an Angel

Kids Emporium| KFM | make A Wish

Momi

Kids Emporium| KFM | make A Wish

Bootoo

Kids Emporium| KFM | make A Wish| BooToo

Jelly Cat

Kids Emporium| KFM | make A Wish| Jelly Cat

Mish Mash

Kids Emporium| KFM | make A Wish

Reflections in Motion

Kids Emporium| KFM | make A Wish

Meamama

Kids Emporium| KFM | make A Wish

Oh so cute

Kids Emporium| KFM | Make A Wish| Oh so Cute

Eli and You

Kids Emporium| KFM | make A Wish

Fancypants

Kids Emporium| KFM | make A Wish

Terrabrands

Kids Emporium| KFM| Make A Wish| Terrabrands

Chubby Bunny

Chubby bunny

Milk

Kids Emporium| KFM | Make A Wish| Oh so CuteKids Emporium| KFM | Make A Wish| Milk

T Shirt Bed Co

]]Kids Emporium| KFM | Make A Wish|

Kids Emporium

Kids Emporium| KFM | Make A Wish

Thanks to these incredible people, we have been able to give Alvinita and her family a truly memorable Christmas.


img-20161205-wa0010

20161203_145619

Pin It on Pinterest