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Home – Mandela Day 20212021-06-22T07:25:12+00:00

Another Mandela Day when we can’t be together … but we can still make a difference

With lockdown level 3 reinstated, and a third, even bigger wave of Covid-19 sweeping through Gauteng, sadly we cannot invite visitors to our Home again this Mandela Day.

Nelson Mandela could never have forseen a crisis like this pandemic. But one thing’s for sure: he would have handled it with grace and compassion for the less fortunate. He would have rallied South Africans to unite and stand together in their efforts to help and uplift one another.

Madiba would never allow Covid-19 to overcome our concern and caring. And neither should we!

That’s why, instead of spending your 67 minutes here, we ask you to ‘cash in’ your minutes and make a donation to the Johannesburg Children’s Home in honour of Mandela Day.

For just R167 you can provide a child with essentials like:

  • A pack of fresh cloth masks, hand sanitiser and a face shield, or;
  • Soap, deodorant, toothpaste, body lotion and a jar of Vaseline, or;
  • Tomato sauce, chutney, mayo, mustard, chilli sauce, salt and pepper for one cottage, or;
  • Meat and veggies to make a healthy and delicious dinner for all the children in one cottage.


And because our world be a much better place if every day was Mandela Day – why not pledge your support not just once, but every month, by signing a monthly debit order.

You may not be able to visit us, but your kindness will still be felt by everyone at the Johannesburg Children’s Home. We see it in the smiling faces of our kids as they sit down together at the dinner table, when they get their own personal toiletries to use and keep, and when they can go to school equipped with suitable PPE items, making them feel safe and protected from the virus.

Thank you for ‘spending’ your Mandela Day with us. We hope we get to welcome you back to our Home soon.

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– Theodore Roosevelt