• Our kids deserve
    carefree, fun
    summer holidays

    Your kindness will help us get
    all our boys and girls
    to summer camp this year.

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There are only 18 summers in childhood. Please help make this one count

Nine year old Marie has already missed out on half the summers of childhood. Before she came to us, school holidays were something to be dreaded. Because they meant spending more time at home.

Before she came to us, she lived with her single mother and a string of mom's boyfriends - men who frightened her. She learned to keep out of their way. And she was used to being left all alone, with nothing to do - or eat - while her mom was out.

But Marie is safe with us now. And there are still a few summers left! Please will you help her make the most of them?

I know she would love to go to summer camp these holidays. So would every other one of our 64 boys and girls! Imagine the excitement of the big bus arriving ... climbing on and finding a seat next to your friend ... singing songs and devouring 'padkos' as the city streets give way to wide open countryside. Then there's all the fun of the camp - swimming, playing games and trying new activities like rock climbing and paddling a canoe ... sitting round the bonfire at night, toasting marshmellows and telling stories.

Your generous donation of R895 - made online today - will pay for one child to go to camp. And if that's more than you'd usually spend on a Christmas gift, please consider how much this will mean to a child like Marie.

It doesn't just mean fun, friends and new experiences. It says others care about you ... that your life and happiness matter. When someone you've never even met wants you to be happy, it does wonders for your self esteem.

So even if you can't manage the full R895, please send something. Every gift brings us nearer to our dream of sending all the children on holiday. And if there's anything left over, it will go towards other outings - like tickets to the movies, zoo, putt putt or bowling. Anything that helps makes this summer one to remember!

For children like Marie - who haven't had many opportunities in the past to enjoy the carefree days of summer - your kindness means the world. It shows that life can be amazing - and that the future holds the promise of all sorts of wonderful discoveries and opportunities.

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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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