• What will you do
    to make a difference?

    Honour Madiba's memory by reaching out
    to a child in need this July

    Wish list
  • Order your party platters
    from us and help a child

    Having a party? School, office or church social? Our fresh made party platters are delicious - and every one ordered helps our children too!

    Find out more
  • Do you have a heart
    for children?

    Your time is the most precious gift
    you can give a child in a children's home.

  • Love shopping?

    Shop online for essential goodies for our kids

    Virtual Shop
  • Have you entered the
    Telkom 947 Challenge?

    Raise funds for our kids with every push of the pedal

    Fundraise for us

Our phone lines are down again. Please contact the office on 073 326 1264. For catering, hall bookings and the B&B please call 082 854 6437.

Make a difference this Mandela Month

Nelson Mandela had a special place in his heart for children. So what better way to honor his legacy this special centenary year by reaching out to a child in need this July?

At the Johannesburg Children's Home, we care for 64 children ranging in age from 5 to 18 years old. Each one of them needs school uniforms, shoes, stationary items and a healthy lunchbox to help them shine at school.

Then there's food, toiletries, cleaning materials for the cottages, money for school outings and therapy sessions to help them overcome past hurts and trauma.

Please download our Wish List and see if there's something that you could provide for a child in need. And if you can't give any of these items, please consider making a cash donation towards them - so we can buy them on your behalf.

Or perhaps you could gather a group of your friends or colleagues and come through on a day during Mandela Month to spend some time painting, sanding, varnishing or cleaning to make our children's home a bright and happy place to come home to each day.

Please contact Fiona at pr@jch.org.za if you are able to help.

Because every child deserves to grow up knowing he or she is loved and special. And that's what your gift says. Together we can build happy, successful young members of our Rainbow Nation.

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Exciting news
Our dream of having our own Charity Shop is now a reality
[posted 16 March 2018]
Thanks for giving holiday fun
If you have children or grandchildren of your own, you’ll know how exciting it is for them to go off on an adventure holiday camp ...
[posted 18 January 2018]
Follow my leader
Johannesburg Children’s Home is proud to be developing some great leaders among our children!
[posted 18 January 2018]
Memories relived at 125th Reunion
Saturday 30 September 2017 was a beautiful sun filled day, perfect for what was about to unfold ... our celebratory tea for the children who have passed through our doors over the past 125 years.
[posted 18 January 2018]
Awards and rewards
There was great excitement at our annual year end Awards event, when our children received acknowledgement for their special achievements.
[posted 17 January 2018]

How to help

Bringing up a child is expensive! And when you have a 'family' of 64, every extra bit of cash helps.

Order delicious party platters at reasonable rates ... or make use of our laundry service.

If you can spare an hour or two a week, please consider volunteering at our Home?

Check out our 'wish list' for items needed right now. Or contact us for more information.

Download the free app (Android, iPhone or Blackberry) and scan our code to donate safely and easily.

Run a marathon ... enter a cycle race ... or help our kids by asking friends to donate to JCH instead of buying you a birthday or anniversary gift.

Putting the pieces back together

The Johannesburg Children's Home provides
a safe refuge for 64 children of all races
who have been found in need of care by the Children's Court.

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