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Children & Young People · 01:15

Bula Mahlo Home & Day Care Centre

  • By Kerry Matthews · South Africa, SSA

 

Bula Mahlo Home & Day Care Centre

Main aim of the charity

To be the centre of excellence in the quality of giving orphans, abandoned, missing and abused children the love, care and a warm home with a sense of belonging and security. To provide a safe haven for abused and neglected children To provide a space for children to dream of a better future then the one handed to them bu circumstances To provide children with the chance to become part of a loving family To provide a support structure to advocate for the rights of the abandoned children to quality health care and education To provide quality education for children in Tembisa

How the employee got involved and why

The Finance EOS Champions ran a sock drive for " 67 minutes for Mandela Day" and wanted to donate the collection to a worthy cause during the cold winter months. Our EOS team are humble and have a heart to give back to the community so after receiving heartfelt emails from the homes, we selected Bulamahlo Home & Day Care Centre as they house orphans, foster, abandoned and abused children as well as Supa Dimama who houses senior citizens.

What work does the employee do for charity?

The EOS Champions after collecting 689 pairs of socks and wanting to give their 67 minutes for Mandela Day, personally took the socks to the 2 charities and spent some quality time with the children and senior citizens. The Champions have also started a Santa Shoe Box drive which will allow them to donate the fully packed shoe boxes with day to day living items and toys / colouring in sets for the children, donated by staff and family / friends of the Finance Team.

What impact would winning have on the charity?

To win this competition would mean that the home will be able to cover some expenses towards trauma councelling, improve education standards, allow the children to grow in sports or cultural activities, settle outstanding electriciyy debt and hire / train more foster parents and teachers at the creche to care for the children. Over and above the objectives are the challenges they face such as solar energy is more cost effective than current system, help from lawyers to rezone land used for NPO and not a business as well as receiving more social grants as they only have 6 out of the 20+ children.

What impact would winning have on the employee?

Giving back to the community is our goal and it would be a blessing to be able to know that our contribution to these homes made a difference to them as they could not do it on their own. We will continue to support these homes with their needs and allow other charities with the same challenges to be identified and supported, with lots of love, care and positive energy.

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