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What our kids need for Easter – real eggs!

Even though the shops are full of enticing chocolate eggs and bunnies, right now, we’re hoping you’ll ‘skip’ the Easter treats and donate what our kids need most – some real, fresh eggs. Along with fresh fruit, milk, meat and veggies.

These foods are packed with all the protein, vitamins and nutrients children need to develop strong, healthy bodies and minds.

So please consider a special Easter gift to the children of a shopping basket (or trolley!) full of fresh, nutritious food.

Since these foods have to be bought fresh every week, we hope you’ll make a financial donation, rather than dropping items off at the Home. That way we can avoid the danger of surplus food spoiling and being wasted. Which is what happened during the 12 day power outage in our neighbourhood last year. We lost thousands of rands worth of precious food when the freezers defrosted.

If you can donate R105, we’ll use it to buy a tray of 30 eggs. Add milk and cheese to our shopping basket with a gift of R250. Or donate R500 for apples, bananas, vegetables, chicken and mince.

R1 200 buys all the fresh food needed for one cottage for a whole week!

But we have seven cottages at The Johannesburg Children’s Home. And 52 weeks to budget for every year! So any amount you can give will be greatly appreciated.

Don’t think of it as just a contribution towards food. What you’re really giving a child is the chance to build a strong, healthy body for life. You’re giving energy to play and learn … helping young brains develop properly, so that our kids do well in the classroom.

For children who’ve had a rough start in life – and perhaps even gone without food from time to time – it’s also a powerful reminder that here they are loved. Not only by the staff. But by a warm circle of kindly ‘aunties’ and ‘uncles’ … all ready to go the extra mile to ensure they have everything they need to enjoy the happy, healthy childhood they deserve.

Thank you for being willing to reach out to our family of neglected, abandoned and abused children. Your support really does mean everything. May you enjoy a blessed Easter with your own family and loved ones.

P.S. Fun is part of childhood. So our children will celebrate Easter with hot cross buns and an Easter egg hunt provided by a corporate sponsor.

But they’ll also sit down to three healthy meals on Easter Sunday … and every other day … thanks to the kindness of people like you.

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