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Childline KZN says a huge thank you to Magesh at Truro Cuisine

We want to extend a warm thank you to Magesh at Truro Cuisine for sponsoring delicious meals to Childline KZN. The meals were given to children at Abalindi Children’s Home and St. Thomas’ Home for Children during Mandela Week.

Truro Cuisine, thank you for being ready and willing to support our communities by giving abundantly to a cause that means so much to all of us. We appreciate your support and kindness. You helped make our visit to the children’s homes special and memorable.

Childline KZN staff visited St. Thomas’ Home for Children during Mandela Week

To commemorate Mandela Week, Childline KZN staff visited St. Thomas’ Home for Children in Sydenham on the 19 July 2017. The home is a non-profit organisation providing residential care to 60 vulnerable children between the ages 2-10 years. The children were treated to fruit, bottles of chocolate milk that have been generously donated by Fairfield Dairy and a sumptuous hot meal.

Childline KZN’s Spirit of Giving during Mandela Week

Nelson Mandela once said ‘Let us reach out to the children. Let us do whatever we can to support their fight to rise above their pain and suffering’.

To commemorate Mandela Day on Tuesday, July 18, Childline KZN’s staff visited Abalindi Children’s Home in Inanda on the 18 July 2017 and St. Thomas’ Home for Children in Sydenham on the 19 July 2017.

Mandela’s legacy lives on through people and initiatives who drive change and make the world a better place. Childline KZN believes in creating positive changes and currently works closely with the two children’s homes by sponsoring and delivering 50 loaves of bread to each home every Friday.

Abalindi Children’s Home is a non-profit organisation that cares for children, youth and young adults from three to 19 years of age. They provide support for orphans as well as other vulnerable children. The home offers a safe, comfortable and friendly environment that puts the interests, well-being and future of every child and young person first. They accommodate over 40 children that have been legally placed in their care by the government.

St. Thomas’ Home for Children is also a non-profit organisation providing residential care to 60 vulnerable children between the ages 2-10 years. The children require care for a variety of reasons, from being orphaned, abandoned or neglected to being physically, sexually or emotionally abused. The homely setting is a place of love and care for children to thrive.

Childline KZN’s staff members helped with chores and interacted with children. The children were treated to fruit, bottles of chocolate milk that have been generously donated by Fairfield Dairy and a sumptuous hot meal.

Childline KZN Operations Manager, Adeshini Naicker said, “The best way to celebrate Mandela Day is to meaningfully engage with the community. As such, we at Childline KZN chose two children’s homes for Mandela Week. The children’s homes serve as a place of safety for children and youth in crisis. When you give and you help children, you have that gratification of knowing that you helped a child today. You are changing children’s lives and showing them that you care. I hope that our visit spread some joy to the children”.

We Salute You As We Say Goodbye.

It is with great sadness that we say farewell and pay tribute to our Vice Chairman Norman Moodley, who passed on at the weekend. Norman being of the longest serving members of the Board, commenced his tenure with us during 2008 as our Treasurer. During 2016, Norman was appointed Vice Chairman to our Board.  During his time with us he served with distinction to ensure that the organisation remain viable. We will forever be indebted to you for your efforts.

We salute you as we say goodbye dear friend.

Childline KZN Raises Awareness at The Pavilion Shopping Centre

A big thank you to The Pavilion Shopping Centre for offering Childline KZN the space to raise awareness for our Non-Governmental Organisation. We enjoyed meeting people and spoke to them about Childline KZN’s efforts to help children. Remember “A person never stands so tall as one who kneels to help a child”.

Support Childline KZN on Mandela Day and make a difference by donating R67, R670 or even R6700!

Mandela Day calls on us all to make the world a better place each day, just as Nelson Mandela did. So, what will you do this year to help take action against poverty?

We can all start by giving a little bit of ourselves on 18 July. By making a difference in the lives of others, we change the world around us!

This year, start an individual/team fundraising project in aid of Childline KZN for Mandela Day 2018. Raise R670, R6,700 or even R67,000 for our work!

Together we can all take #ActionAgainstPoverty!”

Also share your actions on social media, especially on Mandela Day itself, and remember to use the hashtag #ActionAgainstPoverty.

Take action. Inspire change. Make every day Mandela Day.

Donate R67, R6,700 or even R67,000 to Childline KZN.

Donate to Childline KZN:

*SMS. SMS hero to 39555. SMS costs R15. You may send as many SMS’s as you wish, but only residents of South Africa can donate via SMS.

*Credit Card. Credit card donations can be made through our secure online portal. Visit www.childlinekzn.org.za/superhero which will take you to a secure site for donations.

*Bank Deposit. Deposit directly into our bank a/c.
Bank:                  Nedbank
Branch:              148 626
Account no.:      100 311 1971
Acc. name:         Childline KZN

Childline KZN encourages you to get involved this Mandela Day

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead”. – Nelson Mandela.

Mandela Day is on 18 July and everyone will be deciding where to spend their 67 minutes in service to others.

Childline KZN is appealing to the community and local businesses to choose the organisation as their Mandela Day project.

The Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) has a number of wishes that need to be filled.

Childline KZN Operations Manager, Adeshini Naicker said, “There are thousands of abused children as our 24-hour Helpline service number (08000 555 55), receives up to 250,000 calls a year. This Mandela Day, choose to help Childline KZN and make a big difference to the lives of young people”.

Childline KZN’s wishes relate to their main office in Morningside (Durban) and are as follows:

Repairs:

  • Fix the toilet doors.

Cleaning of the building:

  • Intense cleaning of the walls of the building on the inside and the outside.
  • Intense cleaning of all the carpets in the building.
  • High pressure cleaning of paving and roofs.
  • Clean the gutters.

Painting:

  • Repaint the walls in the play area with pictures to brighten up the play area.
  • Remove paint and then repaint walls on the inside and outside of the building.
  • Paint the game “hop-scotch” on an area of cement.

Garden:

  • Landscaping.

Groceries

  • Snacks for the children who attend therapy.

Branding:

  • Donate branded banners, t-shirts.

Cars:

  • Repairs to the company cars.

Other:

  • Sponsor of awnings.
  • Donate secretary chairs.
  • Donate new computers or laptops.
  • Donate and install anti-virus system for the organisation’s computers.
  • Donate 67 or 670 hours of IT support for the next year.

Financial Donations:

SMS. SMS hero to 39555. SMS costs R15. You may send as many SMS’s as you wish, but only residents of South Africa can donate via SMS.

Debit Order. Donate each month with a debit order.  Simply visit www.childlinekzn.org.za/superhero to download the form, or contact Childline KZN’s office and they will send a copy to you.

Credit Card. Credit card donations can be made through a secure online portal. Visit www.childlinekzn.org.za/superhero which will take you to a secure site for donations.

Bank Deposit. Deposit directly into Childline KZN’s bank account.
Bank: Nedbank
Account type: Nedbank Current Account
Branch: 148 626
Account number: 100 311 1971
Account name: Childline KZN

Donations are tax deductible and Childline KZN can issue Section 18A certificates on request – if your donation is for goods, the certificate can be for the value.

If you are interested in helping or need more information, call 031 312 0904 or email developmentofficer@childlinekzn.org.za.

The Launch of our We Care Initiative

We Care Campaign

We are excited about our We Care initiative. Our aim is to make a difference to the children within our community, by spreading our love and care. Every Friday, Childline KZN provides two children’s homes, St Thomas’ Home for Children in Sydenham and Abalindi Children’s Home in Inanda with 50 loaves of bread per home.

We believe that children with full tummies function at a greater level and this supports a brighter and stronger future for them.

Fridays are now happier days at the St Thomas and Abalindi Childrens homes.

“We have reached out to the children at St Thomas’ Home for Children in Sydenham and Abalindi Children’s Home in Inanda in response to the growing shortage of resources. We work closely with the children who are housed in these homes and they are often reliant on donors for food and basic needs including their meals. We hope that this small contribution will benefit these children,” said Childline KZN operations manager, Adeshini Naicker.

The story was featured in http://bereamail.co.za/103580/childline-kzn-feeds-children/ and

http://northglennews.co.za/102055/childline-kzns-bread-initiative-to-benefit-childrens-homes/

Should you wish to be a part of this amazing initiative please contact our Operations Manager,

Adeshini Naicker on 031 -3120904 or email operationsmanager@childlinekzn.org.za

 

About Childline

Our vision
The development of a society free of child abuse in which every person takes responsibility for promoting the protection rights of all children.

Crisis Helpline
The 24/7 toll free Crisis Helpline provides an accessible and immediate service to all children in and around KwaZulu – Natal whenever and wherever they may require help.

Victim Empowerment
Childline KZN has developed age appropriate therapeutic programmes which are utilised to facilitate disclosure and the healing process for our children.