May Newsletter 2022

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It’s almost harvest time!
 This year our main crop was our cabbage, having received more then 100 seedlings from our lovely donors. Our children were able to plant the cabbages in the main garden as well as the office garden. Its almost harvest time and the children took a day off to remove weeds as well as water this crop. The children also taught us that cabbage is packed with nutrients and it keeps inflammation in check. Its an annual vegetable crop and it usually takes 3-4 months for the cabbage to be harvested. Be on the look out as we will start selling cabbages soon.
Let’s take it back to Indigenous times
Very few children have the privilege of playing indigenous games because majority of today’s children prefer their technical gadgets. Partaking in these games can be both fun and a great skill developer. Skipping ropes boosts stronger hearts and stimulate optimum bone mass. Tikento helps improve math skills and Morabaraba stimulates strategic problem solving skills. These games also improve social skills because most of them are played in a group. Our children enjoyed the game of tins where you are expected to collect all the tins and put them in the bucket using your feet, whilst dodging the ball from your opponents. 
ART in the park…An experience to remember
The 58th Art in the park event which was held at the PMB Botanical gardens was definitely a place to be. This oldest and most prestigious art event began in Alexandra Park with only few artists. Years later, Art exhibitors interact and sell their works directly to the public. Art in park festival plays an important role in the lives of many local artists besides the fact that it is a key event o the city calendar. Our matric students had the opportunity to attend this event as well as partake in a school competition called “through the eye of a child” whereby a child’s creativity is tested by drawing representations of a chosen topic. A huge appreciation goes out to Creative Arts College for organizing our complimentary tickets on behalf of our pupils and giving them an opportunity to be part of this inspiring event.       
Nurses Appreciation Day
Why do we celebrate nurses day? This special day is set aside to celebrate the incredible work of our nurses as well as their collective effort in sustaining health care systems. This day is also meant to celebrate the founder of modern nursing Florence Nightingale who laid a foundation around the year 1860 with the establishment of her nursing school in London. 
To show appreciation to the team that doesn’t just treat their patients but a dedicated group that also promotes heath in the communities, our children decided to make this day extra special for our nurses in Woodlands clinic and Northdale hospital by creating appreciation cards for all the staff nurses.
A special Thank You to the medical personnel that help us take care of our children!
Child Protection week
Child protection week is commemorated annually to raise awareness about the rights of children as articulated in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa and in the children’s Act. This year the campaign ran from the  29th of May to the 5th of June. Our children had a program and the main issue they tackled was Teenage Pregnancy. The statistics show that -16 million girls aged 15-19 years give birth every year, – Pregnancy complications is the 2nd highest cause of death in 15-19 year old girls and 3 million 15-19 year old girls have unsafe abortions every year. On this day our children looked at the causes of teenage pregnancy as well as the consequences of this on the individual and the child.
”Let us all protect children during covid-19 and beyond”
Last chance to get your TT stickers 
Tekkie tax stickers are still available at just R10. Join us on this year’s campaign and let us be “Better Together”. Picture above is one of our supporters Safire Insurance brokers who had their Tekkie tax day on Friday the 27th of May. On this day the staff got the opportunity to wear sneakers to work and their stickers to show support to the work we do.
A huge appreciation also goes out to everyone who has supported us in our campaign, from the companies and schools to individuals who have visited our stalls around the malls in PMB, Howick as well as Hilton. Thank you for your ongoing support.
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
through the Add Hope Ccampaign.
(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!
The more you contribute to this campaign the better for us in the sector who service vulnerable children, as we are able to receive an increased allocation based on the value of the fund.

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!
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2 Responses to “May Newsletter 2022”

  1. Please let me know the ages of the children at the home.

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