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    If you could wrap up happiness in a box and place it under the tree for a child like Michael

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Like most children at our Home, Michael hasn't had the best start in life

His mother never wanted him ... and didn't try to hide the fact that he was nothing but a nuisance to her. Too unstable to hold down a job for long, she had a habit of moving on when the rent was due or she met a new boyfriend. Mikey never really had a place to call home. And he was never in one school long enough to make any friends.

It doesn't take an expert to know that this sort of upbringing has a lasting influence on a child's life. Years later the hurt, feelings of inadequacy and fearfulness continue to hold these people back from having the life they want

But Mikey has a new home and 'family' here with us now. And there's still time for him to make some childhood memories to treasure ... if caring people like you will reach out to help.

Because, your donation to the Johannesburg Children's Home buys more than just food, clothing and an education.

It means stability and a sense of belonging – and learning that there are people you can trust, who won't let you down. It's building bonds with other children ... getting up early to race each other round the garden on bikes ... rolling out dough to make cookies under the watchful eye of the house mother. It's racing home from school to tell an 'auntie' who cares that you got an award for reading – knowing she'll be proud of you. It's a million small things and precious moments that all add up to a happy childhood.

And you have the power to make them possible by donating online now.

Your gift won't come in fancy wrapping paper with a shiny bow. But of all the gifts you give these holidays, it could very well be the most precious. Because it has the power to change a child's future.

So please will you make the decision now to give a girl or boy like Mikey the gift of a happy childhood?

Any amount you can spare will be most gratefully received and put to the best possible use.

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We supply food platters!
Order your platters from us and support our children
[posted 25 April 2017]
From the Directors Desk
Annette Brokensha writes ...
[posted 20 January 2017]
Making music and memories
From an old, unused garage into a Music studio - thanks to funds raised through Servochems annual golf day!
[posted 20 January 2017]
Making birthdays special
When you are only six or ten years old, your birthday is the most important day of the year. You look forward to it for months - just so you can let everyone know how BIG you are getting.
[posted 20 January 2017]
Reaping the rewards
Thanks to assistance from ABSA Bank and Food & Trees for Africa, we now have a thriving vegetable garden in the grounds. Reaping the reward.
[posted 20 January 2017]

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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