Back to school next week – help!
Our children are keen to get back to school after the holidays. And we want to give them every encouragement to succeed. But we’re still short of money to pay school fees and buy new uniforms and mountains of stationery. Your help – in the form of a generous donation – would be such a blessing right now.
Donations received over the Christmas period have gone a long way towards preparing our kids for the new school year. We were over the moon when a local company donated all the school shoes we need.
But, just as we thought we were all set, some new children were placed at our Centre. And they arrived with nothing but some worn t-shirts, pants and hoodies.
We’ve spent the first weeks of January doing assessments, so that the children can be placed in the most suitable schools. And only now that they have been accepted at various local schools, can we begin the task of shopping for uniforms, books and stationery.
Please will you help by making your special ‘back to school’ donation now?
As little as R100 helps buy pens, pencils and crayons for one of the smaller kids. R260 pays for a school backpack. And R550 buys two school dresses. Any amount you can spare will be a great help.
And if you make your donation now before the end of February, you can claim part of it back from the tax man!
All donations to the Durban Child & Youth Care Centre are tax deductible in terms of Section 18A. Claim your certificate now and save on your tax if you’re a South African tax payer.
Help us leap into the new school year – with your contribution towards school fees, uniforms and bags – as well as all the pens and pencils, crayons, rulers, maths sets, exercise books, glue, scissors and files we need.
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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