“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”
A letter from our Chair, Carol Tree:
For the first time in 10 years since we began the 'Spirit of Africa Children’s Charity', we find ourselves in crisis through no fault of our own. When so many around the world are facing such loss of family and financial struggles, we are so sorry to appeal like this.
All of our support comes from fund raising events which we run throughout the year. As you know we are a small charity with no large company sponsors and all of our trustees and volunteers are unwaged.
Without events we have no other means of raising money.
Can you please help us to house, clothe, feed, educate, and provide vital, lifesaving healthcare for our children in South Africa. Many of you would perhaps one of our events, or buy our raffle tickets and African goods. Would you consider donating that money directly instead?
Can we appeal to you to send a one off donation to help us in this unprecedented crisis?
Any donation, will so gratefully be received and will make the world of difference for our children. We wish you well, stay safe, and thank you for all the support you have already given us.
Our Ithembalihle project is in Sankontshe, Kwa Zulu-Natal in the Valley of a Thousand Hills. It began with an inspiring woman, Thandiwe, who moved into the valley to care for her community. She used her own money to build a church and house on a piece of land in Sankontshe. The compassion and love she had for the vulnerable soon drew many children and adults in need to her home. The project is a beacon of hope in the community, with a foster care home for children who have faced unimaginable abuse and trauma, providing them with a safe place to sleep and the dreams of a better future. We run a creche and a preschool for the local community, which is also a place for over 40 young children to come and have a hot meal every day. Currently in our care home we have 17 children who live with us, and for whom your donations and support will make a life changing difference!
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