This year, I have decided to give back to the community and become involved with an organization called the Christine Revell Children’s Home in Athlone, Cape Town. I am very passionate about little ones, so cannot wait to visit them within the next week or two! The weekly volunteer program will also be a key focus area for me.
Even though the home does receive a basic subsidy per child, they are still in need of the following items:
Girls and boys clothes / toys (in a usable condition), towelling nappies, baby powder/lotion, washing powder, bleach, dishwashing liquid and Handy Andy, toilet paper, bars of soap, sugar, tinned food, Jungle Oats, maize meal, vegetable oil, macaroni and spaghetti, peanut butter, sweetmilk and cheddar cheese, tins of jams and long-life milk
If you’re able to donate any of the above, it would be greatly appreciated. I could collect from you if based in Cape Town. These will then be delivered to them upon my visit. Please contact me should you have any questions: 082 852 4125 or email@example.com.
Here is more information on what these wonderful people do, and how you can get involved.
The Christine Revell Children’s Home provide full-time care for up to 49 babies and children from birth to five years of age. A very sad fact is that these children are either neglected, abandoned, abused, orphaned. They are accepted at the home irrespective of HIV status, race or gender.
Full-time care is given with the help of 31 staff members including a director, social worker, child-care worker, administrative and domestic staff. The home nurtures, protects and cares for the children and help to develop them to their full potential.
Christine Revell is registered with the provincial Department of Social Development and receives a basic subsidy per child.
Below are a few programs which the home offers to help maintain a high standard of care and promote the development of children.
Volunteer Program – volunteers ranging from individuals to high school learners, church and corporate groups, who have all committed themselves to help for one morning or afternoon per week.
Hosting Families - In order to facilitate the process of reintegrating the children into the community, a sucessful weekend and holiday hosting program is run and children go out on weekends at least once per month.
Educare Program – From the age of 18 months the older children attend the Little Star Creche in the premises on weekdays mornings. There are two groups and under the guidance of qualified staff members, the children learn about shapes, sizes & colours and are taught rhymes and songs.
Individual and Small Group Sessions – Children who indicate some behavioral and developmental problems receive specialized attention.
Medical Program – Thanks to the panel of volunteer doctors, the children are regularly examined and treated as needed.
Income Generating Projects
Shop Sales: Bi-monthly sales to the community of donated items provide much needed additional income. On sale are clothing, toys, household goods and even furniture.
Annual Bazaar and Dance is also a source of income for them, donations and support for these events are greatly appreciated.
For more information: 021 697 1748
Alicia Rhoda (Director): firstname.lastname@example.org
Lets all dig deep, and together with the Lily Storm blog…do our bit for the less fortunate!