August Newsletter 2021

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A special appreciation to YOU! Tekkie Tax 2021.
Our Tekkie Tax 2021 campaign has come to an end. We express our greatest gratitude to each and every one of you for your continued support.
Your school or company is always ready to lend a helping hand.
Special appreciation goes to:

-Hilton College
-Oasis Prep School
– Varsity College
-St John’s DSG
-Moore Midlands
-Ethekwini Caterers
-Safire Insurance Company
-J. Leslie Smith Attorneys
-24 Hr Spar (Hayfields)
-Save (Northdale)
Not forgetting our Board Members as well as PCH staff. Together we managed to sell just over  1800 stickers out of the 2000 that we ordered.

Thank you so much for your contribution to  this fundraising campaign!


Covid might be a barrier to most activities but our children’s love for reading remains unhindered. The book club meetings once a week have proved to be both beneficial by keeping our children’s minds engaged and focused. Listening to them read slightly difficult words with ease is such a breadth of fresh air.
We extend our gratitude to you for your lovely donation of books and especially to FunDza Literacy Trust  for continuing to send our children books twice a year.  

Building the Nation one book at a time.

 Nyamekela 4 Care Pilot Training
The Children’s Institute together with other partners  initiated a pilot project to review their resource tool and manual called Nyamekela 4 Care which aims to offer on-site training, skills development, case sharing and a component of Self-Care to service providers working within the Child Protection Sector.
We are honored to be part of this pilot and have already conducted our Introduction and 2 sessions focusing on Empathic skills and Knowledge topics that are relevant to Child Protection. Part of our responsibilities within this research pilot, is to provide a full report with evidence to the Children’s Institute which will assist with reviewing and refining the N4C Manual for future use to all service providers in our sector.
We are thankful to the Children’s Institute and Naccw for creating this opportunity for us to impact on a resource tool that will prove very beneficial in supporting all our colleagues in the near future. 
Our 135 year journey…FAQ!
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.

#Humble beginnings

Find out more by visiting our Website
We will continue the journey in the Oct Newsletter ….
  • #135 years of Grace
Gandhi/Mandela Annual Symposium
We grew up learning about them in school….
Who can forget Mr Mohandas  Karamchand Gandhi?: A lawyer, an Anti-Colonial Nationalist and a Political Ethicist. The man who is recognized world wide for his input in making this world a better place.
Who can also forget Ntate Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela?: a Nobel prize winner, a freedom fighter and the father of the Nation.
Now picture attending a prestigious event: The Gandhi-Mandela Annual Symposium. Our children got the opportunity to attend this event at the comfort of our home to broaden their knowledge about these two iconic men, when and where were they born, the impact they had, cause of death and why do we still refer to them as world iconics!
Amongst the speakers were Ela Gandhi (Granddaughter), Mzwakhe Mbatha (Gandhi Development Trust), Mike Sibanda (Zimbabwean peacemaker) and many more graced our screens and shared wonderful life stories about the work and principles that these 2 Leaders stood for.
Introducing the new kid on the block-YOCO
Transactions made with simplicity. We often encounter people who want to purchase or make a donation on the spot and the problem is always the fact that we don’t have a card machine to complete this transaction. That is why we have a new and quick way to make payment. It’s simple as 123…remember to tap, swipe or insert your card to complete a transaction.
KFC-Add Hope
This initiative partners with over 138  beneficiaries to ensure that children are receiving a nutritious meal daily. Add Hope raises money through customer donations added at the till or on the Add Hope website, as well as donating a percentage of KFC profits as its own Corporate social responsibility.
This is how it works:
When buying a meal you simply Add R2 for Add Hope to your bill…
Donations are also made by KFC…All that donations goes to the KFC Social Responsibility Trust…who then allocates to suitable applicants
(This Campaign feeds nutritious meals to over 120 000 children every day in South Africa, and PCH is one of their beneficiaries)

Your R2 really does go a long way, and reaches us
to serve our children on a daily basis, so don’t hesitate to make your R2 pledge today!

Don’t forget that our DONATE button on the website is operating….
Yes, as a Donor you can make a cash donation in your own time, at your leisure.
Kindly visit our website on and select any amount you wish to donate.
You can use any Visa Debit or Mastercard for both Cheque and Credit Card options.
Your banking details remain confidential and that information will NOT be available to any one besides your yourself.
So please do feel free to support us through this easy and safe method of donating!
Its easy: all you have to do is go to any participating BP, Engen or Caltex garage, fill up and notify the attendant of Litres for Education, providing them with our unique number #509 …..and 10c  per litre goes towards PCH. The wonderful thing is that
you DON’T pay an extra cent more.
Just remember to say the next time you are filling up – Litres for Education #509.
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