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Please help close the gap caused by food price increases

In just one year, the cost of a basic grocery food basket for a family of four increased by R407.44.

While this is tough on everyone who is struggling to find the extra money, it’s devastating for a children’s home like JCH. Because we are not a family of 4. There are 64 children in our ‘family’. Which means we have to find sixteen x R407.44 – or a massive R6 519 extra – every month!

We’re not talking luxury items like biscuits, crisps and ice-cream. Just everyday essentials – potatoes, carrots and spinach, rice, sugar, milk, eggs and meat. And now, with the latest petrol price increase, we expect food prices to go up even more. Not to mention over 13% hike in electricity tariffs.

That’s why I’m appealing to friends like you to help ‘Close the Gap’ by donating R407 today. If you can do this every month … or even half that amount every month … it would be such a blessing.

Children at JCH aren’t here because they want to be. They’re here because they’ve been hurt or neglected in the past – and they need somewhere safe and secure where they can heal and learn to trust again.

We have to provide for all their needs … including making sure that there is plenty of good, nutritious food to go round. But it’s getting harder and harder to make ends meet.

Please help if you can. Your donation is not just about buying a bag of potatoes or rice … it’s reassurance for kids who have to work hard to believe that there are still some good and caring people in the world.

Thank you for being one of these people. We are so grateful for your ongoing support.

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