Karaglen SuperSpar joined forces with the Bedfordview and Edenvale News, 7 Eagle Spur at Greenstone Shopping Centre and De Backery to give 54 children a special Christmas party.

Karaglen has for the last decade been part of this special initiative held at Pinocchio Educare Centre.

For many of the children, the only Christmas presents they will receive this year are those sponsored by residents in the area.

The day is made extra special when the children receive lunch from 7 Eagle Spur, party packs supplied by Karaglen SuperSpar and delicious cupcakes from De Backery.

The Educare Centre is an early learning centre for children from impoverished and low-income families in Edenvale and the surrounding areas.

Pinocchio provides low-cost daycare and prepares children for entry into local schools.

The centre was started by Child Welfare South Africa Edenvale due to the high cost of daycare in Edenvale and because of the high number of single-parent children and orphaned children living with relatives.