Level 4 Lockdown Regulations
Kindly take note of current restrictions:
- The centre will remain closed to the public – no site visits and no Volunteer Programme.
- Donations in kind can only be accepted under specific Covid-19 protocols. To comply with regulations and avoid physical contact, please drop off donations in the designated box at the gate of 222 Lena Ahrens Road, Glenwood from Monday to Friday between 08h00 and 12h00. Please include your name and contact number or email with your donation, so that we can thank you.
No matter how bad things get … and it’s hard to imagine anything worse than the past week of unrest … we have to carry on.
We have 74 children depending on us, and we have to be strong for them. They need reassurance that everything will be alright. We pray that it will be.
But we are worried. With so many businesses destroyed, and more people than ever out of work, badly needed money from donations is already starting to dry up. Add to that the current shortages of some food items – and the limits imposed by many supermarkets – and we know that getting through the next few months is going to be challenging.
Especially now that the cold weather has really set in. Kids need more hot nourishing stews and porridge to ward off the cold, and new winter jackets, pyjamas socks and shoes. Please will you help by making your donation now towards these essentials?
It’s unthinkable that little ones like Sunny (4) and Sbu (6) could be let down. They were placed at DCYCC because their mother wasn’t able to care for them properly. Before they came here, they used to beg for food and money on street corners … surviving on stale bread, and always afraid in case someone bigger or older robbed or hurt them.
Although they miss their mother, they are so happy to be here with us.
They thought they’d come to a place where they’d always be safe and warm … where they’d never go hungry again … where they’d have clean clothes to wear every day. And – best of all – where they had the chance to go to school like other kids. Sunny is at Castle Kids School and Sbu started Grade 1 at Carrington Heights.
We can’t let them down.
Please help if you can. On average, it costs R28 per day … R850 per month … to provide each child with a nutritious breakfast, lunch, supper and one snack. On top of this we have to buy warm clothes to augment good second hand clothing that’s donated. Over the course of the year, it works out to R110 per child.
When you add it up, food and clothing alone cost almost R1000 per child. And we have 74 of them to care for every month!
Any amount you can spare towards this cost would be deeply appreciated. Together, we can keep children safe and develop them into the kind of responsible, productive young people our country needs.
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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