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Celebrating our birthday the traditional way

If you’re looking for the perfect gift to mark the occasion of our 125th birthday, here’s a hint: what we’d really appreciate most is money. Because it can be used to buy something we really need for our family of 64 girls and boys.

And honestly, there’s always something needed!

Much has changed since we opened our doors back in 1892, but one thing hasn’t: children grow out of shoes and school uniforms at an alarming rate ... pens, pencils and other stationery items constantly need to be replaced ... and growing, energetic kids can get through mountains of nutritious healthy food.

That’s why we’re being quite blunt ... and sincerely hoping you won’t take offence.

As we get older, many of us find that the things we want for our birthday aren’t ‘things’ at all. What we really want is good health, the love of family and friends, time to enjoy favourite pastimes, and the satisfaction of reaching out and helping others who are not as fortunate as ourselves.

Giving children who’ve been hurt or neglected in the past the chance to start anew ... to learn to trust again and believe in themselves ... and to grow into well adjusted successful adults just might be the most satisfying thing you get for your own birthday. So why not ask friends and loved ones to make a donation to Johannesburg Children’s Home instead of buying you gifts this year?

Throughout the history of our organisation, we’ve relied on the kindness of people like you to help us care for the children. Many of them are now successful parents and grandparents themselves – all because someone like you cared enough to help. Please don’t let the caring end. Make your special birthday gift online now by clicking the button above. Thank you.

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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.

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.

Visit our virtual store to choose items for our kids – and make today extra special!

Run a marathon ... enter a cycle race ... or create your own event to help our kids.

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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