If you're struggling to keep your kids occupied at home during the Coronavirus outbreak – please spare a thought for us!
It’s tough on everyone. From business owners and those employed in the travel and hospitality industry, to health care workers who put their own health on the line every time they go into work.
But it’s also tough on our children – especially the youngest.
How do you explain to a three year old not to touch or hug another child? How do you tell a ten year old, who has been desperately looking forward to spending the holidays with his family, that the trip home has been cancelled and he has to stay here instead?
Please help make this time more bearable for the children … by making a donation online now.
Your contribution of R500, R250 or any amount will enable us to buy games, books, craft items and DVDs to keep the children occupied.
We also need extra food and hygiene products like soap and toilet paper – because we didn’t count on having a house full of children over the holidays!
We’re doing all we can to provide emotional support for those who are scared because they can’t go home to their families, and they are uncertain and anxious about getting sick.
But we need practical support from caring people like you to get us through the financial burden that the current restrictions bring.
Keeping 74 children happy and occupied for weeks on end while schools are closed is a real challenge!
Your donation helps provide games, books, Easter treats, extra food and essentials like soap and toilet paper.
children deserve to be safe & happy
In a perfect world, every child would grow up in a loving home – with enough food, clothing and opportunities to play and learn.
But it’s not a perfect world.
The Durban Child & Youth Care Centre strives to give children who’ve been orphaned, abandoned, neglected or abused, another chance of a happy childhood. We provide a safe home, all the daily necessities, education and encouragement to help them develop into healthy, well-adjusted kids.
Wherever possible, we work with the family to enable children to return home. Because every child needs a place to belong.
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