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Remember the nursery rhyme about Old Mother Hubbard?

Well our own pantries are looking about the same as poor Old Mother Hubbard's - bare!

Ever noticed how fast a jar of peanut butter or jam finishes in your home? It barely lasts a week if you have kids.

Now imagine you had 64 children to feed each day ... no sooner do we stock our cupboards and they are wiped clean again! Children are hungry, and they need the extra food to make sure they are able to give their best both at school and at various after school activities.

We would love to have the staples in our pantries stocked up again. Things like peanut butter, jam, mayonaise, tomato sauce, vinegar and tinned fish are all wonderful for sandwhiches and to spruce up meal times.

So, the next time you do your groceries, please pop a few extra items in your trolley for our girls and boys? Alternatively, you can donate cash and we will do the shopping on your behalf.

Please will you donate now for these pantry essentials?

Thank you for always considering our children and making sure they live as 'normal' a life as possible.

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School starts
Just like any parents, we felt anxious, excited and just a little teary-eyed watching our youngest little one heading off to school for the first time
[posted 4 March 2020]
From the Director's desk
Over the past year, your generous donations have helped provide everything from basic necessities like food and clothing - right through to treats and holidays. I cannot tell you how grateful we are to have your support
[posted 4 March 2020]
Lunchbox sponsors needed
Help fill a child's school lunchbox with healthy snacks
[posted 4 March 2020]
All aboard for holiday fun!
We asked you to help us send our kids to summer camp - and you didn't disappoint.
[posted 4 March 2020]
Old boys & girls give back
We love it when our old girls and boys come back to visit - especially when they dont come empty handed!
[posted 4 March 2020]

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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