GMA Coronavirus Support: Taking care of 170 vulnerable children during lockdown

GMA Coronavirus Support: Taking care of 170 vulnerable children during lockdown

For more than 60 years, The Abraham Kriel Children’s home in Modimolle/Nylstroom has been a refuge for children who cannot live at home or do not have families.

Abraham Kriel GMA

BACKGROUND:  The home currently has 170 children between the ages of eighteen months and nineteen years in their care. Children are placed in the Children’s Home by means of a court order as a result of child abuse, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, lack of parental skills, family violence, and other factors that might endanger the lives of children. The home needs around R400,000 a month to fulfill all the children’s needs. The home is subsidised by the state, but that only covers half of the expenses - the rest is generated through fundraising and donations. Many of the children are usually placed with families during school holidays - but this is not possible under lockdown. Many of the home’s regular monthly donors are also not able to contribute, as they themselves are struggling financially. The Abraham Kriel Children’s Home Modimolle/Nylstroom has put out a plea for help and a fundraising number. SMS “FONDS” to 39236 to contribute R15. 

REQUEST FOR: Gerda van der Merwe, executive head, on behalf of The Abraham Kriel Kinderhuis Modimolle 

REQUEST FROM: Various Jacaranda FM listeners like Marietjie van der Westhuizen 

ANGEL:  The Good Morning Angels Fund NPC 

SPONSORING: The GMA Fund will send R50,000 in AngelRands to Gerda to enable her to buy food and essentials for the 170 children in the care of Abraham Kriel Kinderhuis Modimolle.  #AngelRands is Jacaranda FM Good Morning Angel’s own electronic voucher, managed and distributed on our behalf by (powered by Celbux).


Kan Good Morning Angels asseblief probeer help! 

170 kinders is in die Abraham Kriel-kinderhuis in Modimolle/Nylstroom, tussen die ouderdomme van 18 maande tot 19 jaar. Die bietjie fondse wat van sommige van hulle familie ingekom het, kom nie meer in nie omdat die familie dit nou self nodig het. Die kinders kon ook nie uitgeplaas word vir die vakansie nie, weens die virus. Die kinderhuisbestuur het nie besef dat die grendelstaat so lank en onbeperk gaan aanhou nie. Hulle beleef 'n krisis en die bydae van die staat dek net helfte van die behoeftes. As jy in jou hart voel om R15 te skenk, stuur asb 'n SMS met die woord: FONDS aan 39236.  Dit kan darem vir hulle bietjie meer as 'n brood koop. BAIE dankie julle.

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