This GivingTuesdaySA, Kids Haven is collecting all donations to provide a wonderful Christmas to children and families who have endured so much.
We are a collaboration of four Benoni-based charities working within the Benoni community to support vulnerable children and families.
- Home-Start SA focus on early intervention, starting by connecting families to resources and helping them reach their full potential. www.homestart.org.za
- Kids Haven offers a second chance to children and youth who need care and protection after they have faced serious challenges in their family circumstances. www.kidshaven.org.za
- Life Choices ensures that pregnant women and new moms have a place to work through their emotions, fears and future hopes. www.lifechoicesbenoni.co.za
- The Almond Tree provides a safe haven to abandoned babies and young children. www.thealmondtree.co.za
Every Rand raised will be shared equally between our charities to provide a wonderful Christmas lunch to 200 children living in care at Kids Haven and The Almond Tree and to supply Christmas food hampers to families and young mothers through Home-Start SA and Life Choices Benoni.
“Around me I saw more and more children living in the streets. I noticed how damaged they were and how tough their lives were. It was my biggest wish to help them. I started small and simple; with twenty children, two mornings a week. But soon I realised more needed to be done; these children needed to get off the streets. So I started collecting money for a small building. Now, many years later, this is a professional centre. The people of Benoni and surrounding areas know about Kids Haven and no longer treat the homeless children like scum. When they see a homeless child, they call us. Homeless children aren’t criminals; they are children who never had a chance. We can still offer them this chance." Moira Simpson Founder and Managing Director