You are my sunshine, my only sunshine You make me happy, when skies are grey
Thank you for bringing a ray of sunshine and hope into our Home through the long, dark and dreary days of Covid-19. Your kindness helped get us through lockdowns, disruptions in schooling, financial hardship and social isolation.
But, no matter how hard we try to remain upbeat and positive for the sake
of the children, we are concerned that the dark days are far from over.
That’s why I’m inviting you to join our Sunshine Campaign today, and continue
to light up the lives of our children and staff with the warmth of your caring.
Joining is easy. You can do it right now, right here. All you need to do is commit to a small monthly contribution – as little as R100 per month – towards our rainy day emergency fund. In return, you’ll receive a Sunshine band to remind you of the power you have to brighten a child’s day. You’ll also receive news highlights of what’s happening at the Durban Child & Youth Care Centre … and the sincere gratitude of everyone here.
We all know the importance of saving for a rainy day. But when funds are stretched to the limit, it’s just not possible. If we are hit by the anticipated third wave of Covid-19 … or some other completely unrelated emergency … we may not be able to cope. And yet, for the sake of the children, we MUST.
How do you tell a boy like Kyle that he no longer has a home at DCYCC? He has been let down so often in the past that we have only just begun earning his trust.
From the alcoholic mother who neglected him and left him to fend for himself, to an unsuccessful placement in foster care, Kyle never had a stable home. He missed so much schooling he had to repeat Grade 4 three times! But, since being admitted into our home in August last year, he’s managed to pass Grade 4 – even with all the challenges of Covid-19 – and he’s started Grade 5 this year.
Kyle … and every other one of the 74 boys and girls at DCYCC … deserves another chance of a happy childhood, and all the support they need to grow into happy, successful, young men and women. But, just as flowers need lots of sunshine to blossom and grow – so too do kids!
Please be our sunshine, by joining the campaign and making your contribution online now.
Your contributions are tax deductible in terms of Section 18A. So the more you give, the more you can save on tax this year. Come on Sunshine!
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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South Africa's children are hurting
In mid 2017, South Africa was home to 19.6 million children under the age of 18
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the poverty line
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