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Let’s get ready together

If there’s one thing Covid-19 has taught us, it’s that life can change in a flash. And Wills Week 2020, from 26-30 October, is a timely reminder to get our Wills ready . . . so we don’t get caught off-guard. If you need a bit of help writing or updating your Will, we have produced a handy Bequest Booklet to guide you. It contains a 12-Point Checklist and other useful information, like how to save estate tax and the correct way to store your Will.

Click here if you’d like us to email you this easy-to-read booklet.

We know that when you write your Will, you’ll first share your assets among your loved ones. But we also hope that you’ll make a little room in your Will for your ACFS family! No matter what shape your gift takes – whether it’s a monetary gift or an asset like a vehicle or artwork – this booklet makes it easy for you.

It also provides the correct wording for a Codicil, so you can add a bequest to the ACFS in an existing Will without the trouble of rewriting the whole thing.

Please click here to receive our Bequest Booklet  ̶  or click here if you’d like to make a donation right now to children in your ACFS family.

Your gift will be a great help as the ACFS strives to hold back a tide of childhood hunger. 

We are staggered by the recent dramatic rise in hunger and poverty.  Our families are desperate. Your bequest will spare future generations the misery of going through the day without a meal.

It will also give hundreds of children access to ACFS centres, where they can enjoy a healthy meal after school and benefit from educational activities like computer club and homework support.

So get in touch with us today – and let’s get ready for the future together.


Nutrition and  Health

We enroll malnourished children into our feeding programmes  – and use this as an entry point to our programme pathways, which include health education and referrals to partner health institutions.

Early Learning and Stimulation

We provide good quality early childhood education and development programmes aimed at ensuring school readiness.

Care for the Care-giver

We support the child’s family in the home – ensuring food security, encouraging self sufficiency through skills development, and providing psycho-social support and access to services such as grants. The child’s wellbeing is closely monitored.

Skills and Personal Development

We work with youth and adolescents to build resilience, knowledge and life skills to support their entry into the world of work.



When Themba – a four year old from Soweto – first came to our malnutrition and early learning centre, she was like a closed book. No one could get through to her. She sat by herself and barely spoke. She wouldn’t even play with the other kids.

Two years on, she’s a completely different child!

Dimpho* lives in a small RDP house with her parents and seven other children under the age of 17. Her parents struggle to feed all the children and give them their own space.

That’s why Dimpho loves coming to the ACFS Centre after school. She knows that she’ll get a peanut butter sandwich and cup of milk for lunch … and a quiet place to do her homework.

orphaned child

Nkanyezi will never forget the day his mother passed away. He was only 16 – and suddenly found himself the head of the family, responsible for his younger sister Owami, and their little brother Siyanda, who is only seven years old.


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