Masigcine Children's Home - Dec 2007


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Masigcine Children's Home - Dec 2007

  1. 1. Helping Angels
  2. 2. <ul><li>This year the Helping Angels team will host a Christmas party for: </li></ul>Masigcine, meaning “Let us protect”, is a children’s home which offers a place of safety to abandoned and orphaned children The kids come from Mfuleni and other surrounding areas like Khayelitsha, Gugulethu, Kraaifontein, Delft, Stellenbosch and Paarl. It accommodates 25 - 30 children from birth to seven years.
  3. 3. <ul><li>We will spend the day with the kids, with surprises like a jumping castle, face painting, balloon animals, games, braai boerewors rolls, and Father Christmas will hand out gifts to the kids! </li></ul>CHRISTMAS PARTY Saturday, 22 Dec 2007
  4. 5. Needs for the party <ul><li>Sponsor for a jumping castle and/or slip-a-slide </li></ul><ul><li>Donations towards the braai (wood, boerewors, rolls, tomato sauce, paper plates and cups, serviettes) </li></ul><ul><li>Snacks, chips, juice, ice cream </li></ul><ul><li>Gifts for the kids: </li></ul><ul><li>If you would like to buy a gift for 1 of the kids let us know and we will let you know the name and age of the child that you can buy for </li></ul><ul><li>Balloons, face paint </li></ul><ul><li>Gifts for the Children’s Home like nappies, toiletries, cleaning goods, food, bedding, shopping vouchers, clothing vouchers for the kids </li></ul><ul><li>We need a volunteer to dress up as a clown and play games with the kids </li></ul>Any contribution you can make to assist will be greatly appreciated.
  5. 6. <ul><li>Children are referred by Social Workers via a Children's Court to the Home. The reasons for them being referred to the home, in terms of the Children's Act, are : </li></ul><ul><li>desertion; abandonment as well as gross neglect due to a lack of parenting skills. Other reasons are that mothers are too young; the child may come from parents who abuse alcohol or simply because the parents have passed away as a result of HIV / Aids and other related illnesses. </li></ul><ul><li>Many of the children who are admitted are still </li></ul><ul><li>babies. Because of deficiencies during </li></ul><ul><li>pregnancy (alcohol foetal syndrome; </li></ul><ul><li>HIV / Aids; malnutrition etc.) they are often </li></ul><ul><li>ill and need special care. </li></ul>Background on the Children’s Home
  6. 7. <ul><li>Masigcine Children's Home has the aim to continuously make an effort to reunite the children to their own families; to maintain family values and to encourage spiritual and emotional growth in a caring, loving and protected environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Due to no structured fund raising endeavours in the past number of years, the Home’s financial situation has slowly been depleted. A group of volunteers with the blessing of the </li></ul><ul><li>management committee are making a </li></ul><ul><li>concerted effort to assist in fund </li></ul><ul><li>raising, general maintenance and </li></ul><ul><li>other necessary tasks. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Current Needs <ul><li>Housekeeping / day-to-day costs: </li></ul><ul><li>Gas </li></ul><ul><li>Food </li></ul><ul><li>Toiletries </li></ul><ul><li>Disposable Nappies </li></ul><ul><li>Building / Equipment / Maintenance: </li></ul><ul><li>Plumbing and servicing toilets </li></ul><ul><li>Electrical </li></ul><ul><li>Mattresses – various sizes for cots and beds </li></ul><ul><li>Bedding i.e. duvets, sheets, pillows etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Washing machines </li></ul><ul><li>Tumble dryers </li></ul><ul><li>Car / Kombi / Mini van </li></ul><ul><li>Television / Hi-Fi / DVD / Video machine </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Donations for: </li></ul><ul><li>Electricity </li></ul><ul><li>Staff Salaries </li></ul><ul><li>Staff training and development </li></ul><ul><li>Education - school fees, books, school uniforms </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>If you would like to see our previous events please go to the link below: </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>A big thanks as always to everyone that helps to make these events possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks for making a difference! </li></ul><ul><li>Annemi & Nicole </li></ul><ul><li>Ext 6647 / 6504 </li></ul>