What do you give a little boy like Asher for Christmas?
When we asked our children what they would like for Christmas, the responses were mostly predictable.
4-year old Layla wants a dress-up doll and a bag. 6-year old Sfiso hopes for a soccer ball and some nice, new takkies for school next year.
But Asher – who’s only two and hasn’t been with us long – told us that he just wants to stay here and play with his new friends forever.
It’s the heartbreaking response of a little boy who’s never really known the security and stability of a real home. He yearns to experience the love, hope and peace of the festive season. That’s why we’re determined to fill his ‘first’ Christmas with all the joy and wonder and excitement every child deserves.
We can’t wait to see his face light up at the sight of the Christmas tree with its twinkling lights and shiny tinsel.
As for the brightly wrapped gifts beneath the tree … one of them specially for him … it will seem like a miracle!
Please will you help this ‘miracle’ come true – by making your donation towards gifts, treats, food and holiday activities for all the children?
We have 74 boys and girls in our care right now. And all of them are hoping that Santa won’t forget them.
Kindness, generosity and caring for others is something we all feel deep within our hearts. It’s what keeps the magic of Christmas alive.
So please will you open your heart now and help make this the most wonderful time of the year for our children?
Your gift of R250, made online right now, provides a special Christmas meal, with sweets, treats, paper hats and crackers to pull. R200 pays for a small toy under the Christmas tree. R300 provides new clothes and R350 helps towards school fees and stationery for next year.
Any amount you can spare helps bring the magic of Christmas into our Home. And rewards you with the joy of giving.
Which is why making a donation in their name is also a great gift for friends or family members who ‘have everything’.
Check the “Dedicate this Donation” option on the form alongside to make a donation in lieu of a gift, and we’ll send the recipient an email to let them know of your thoughtfulness.
May the Christmas star shine down brightly on you and your loved ones … reflecting all the joy and love and laughter you give to others.
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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