St Mary's Children's Home
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Help our flowers bloom,
even in winter!

We have 57 children living with us at St Mary’s Children’s Home in Jo’burg. It’s heartbreaking to say that most of them have either been abandoned, or are seeking refuge from broken or abusive homes.

Many have psychological scars that will take far longer to heal than any physical wounds they may have.

As you can imagine, life has been hard for these children.
But winter shouldn’t be another hardship!

Winter in Jo’burg can be bitterly cold – and when temperatures drop, children need extra comforts to stay warm, safe and healthy. And as you know, the nights are freezing cold in Jo'burg.

That’s why we’re hoping that you’ll make a donation towards our winter care needs, by clicking here now.

We urgently need to buy enough oil heaters to keep the children warm. Please say you'll donate now?

We also take many extra precautions in winter to keep colds and flu at bay. Visits to the doctor are expensive, so we try to minimise them by boosting children’s immune systems and keeping them well wrapped up in winter woollies.

These precautions all cost money – and our medical account will soon exceed our budget unless donors take the children of St Mary’s into their hearts. You can show them you care by clicking here now!

We can beat colds and flu . . . but we can’t beat the bills without donor support!

I’m pleased to tell you that most of our children excel at school and go on to become responsible, productive adults.

Your support helps St Mary’s children bloom – not only in winter, but in life!  So please make your donation by clicking here now, and infuse some winter warmth into our children’s lives.

Gifts in kind and willing volunteers are also hugely appreciated. Please click here for more information, or telephone the home on 011 435-3820.


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Our Director visits Thailand

After 17 years, it was finally possible for our Director, Sonja Harmse to take long leave and due to the kindness of a good friend she was able to enjoy a wonderful holiday in Thailand.
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Bushtrail Camp

Thanks to the generosity of our friends and donors, our children were able to spend time at Bushtrail Camp in the Magaliesburg during the December holidays.
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Treats and Outings

We received many delicious Easter eggs and treats and we would like to thank everyone who helped to make Easter a special and exciting time for our children.
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What a talented bunch we have!

The girls and boys of St Marys shine in drama, dancing, art and sport ...
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Volunteers add sunshine to our lives!

We were lucky to get not one, but two new volunteers recently.
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