Lots of questions ..sooo little time. Let’s pick up where we left of- FAQ
Do you accept any donations?
Yes, we accept any donations in Cash or Kind. We are happy to receive donations of meals, groceries, toiletries and cleaning materials. Since we are one of few Childrens facilities that cater for such a large number of children, and a wide range of ages vi 3 years till 21 years old, we require items to meet the needs of all, and therefore we are comfortable to accept donations of good second hand clothes, shoes, toys, bedding, linen etc. We also accept the odd brick and brack that you have, as these may be used in the cottages, office, maintenance or garden.
We however also inform you as the donor that we do sort our all donations in kind, use what we can for our facility and use the balance in our Community Jumble Sales so that these funds are diverted back to our programmes.
Are you funded by the Government?
Yes, just like all Non-Government Organizations, PCH operates as a Private welfare organization and is NOT a Government or state facility! We function independently but do work under the mandates of the law, and are a registered body under the Department of Social Development. For each child placed with us we claim a Subsidy for that child from the DSD. This amounts to R4000 per child per month however the average cost to care per child currently is around R6000 per child per month. A residential facility cannot function without meeting all its daily expenses and children can not live if the water and lights are not paid therefore we are constantly working on fundraising efforts, appeals, funding proposals etc to source additional funds from other avenues in order to meet the annual deficit.
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We will continue the journey in the Oct Newsletter ….