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When you win, our
children win too!

We’ve got a super-duper designer hamper to give away – and all proceeds from the raffle will be used to support abused and abandoned children at
St Mary's Children's Home in Jo’burg.

Our mega hamper is valued at R12 000 and comprises a URB ladies faux leopard skin hooded jacket; a patent leather Pierre Cardin leopard pattern purse and handbag set; a box of scrumptious Ferrero Rocher chocolates and a R7500 voucher for Golconda Manufacturing Jewellers. 

To stand a chance of winning this amazing designer hamper, simply purchase a ticket for R50 by:

  • Phoning us during office hours on 011 435-3820 or after hours on 073 815 3750.
  • Visiting us at 42 Zinnia Street, Rosettenville, Johannesburg, 2190.

But more important than the wonderful hamper you could win, is the good that your R50 will do.

Because all proceeds from the raffle will help St Mary’s care for the daily needs of 70 young residents. Since the establishment of the original orphanage in 1902, St Mary's has embraced children whose families have been directly impacted by HIV/Aids, urbanisation, unemployment and extensive poverty.

Life’s been hard for these children. They’ve either been abandoned, or are seeking refuge from broken or abusive homes.

But by buying your raffle ticket, you’ll be helping St Mary’s care for these kids.

When you win, our children win too!

So please help us care for the children at St Mary’s by purchasing your raffle tickets today.

You’ll also need to answer the following easy question:  For how many years has St Mary's Children's Home offered a valuable service to children in need?

The draw date has been extended by popular demand to Thursday 29 September at 3pm – so buy quickly and keep your fingers crossed! 

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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