Every child wants to play and learn

… even those born into poverty, hunger and hardship.

That’s why we’re so grateful to all those kind people who celebrated Mandela Day by contributing to the new Toy Libraries at our Alexandra and Zola Centres.

It was incredibly heartwarming to see those little faces lighting up with shy smiles … which turned to huge grins when they realised they were actually allowed to take home the box of building blocks, book, puzzle or babydoll they were playing with!

ACFS has been feeding hungry children for over 70 years … and this will always be at the heart of our work. But we want to do more.

Because, children growing up in poverty don’t only suffer from hunger. They also lack the chance to learn through play. When a family struggles to put food on the table, toys are an unaffordable luxury.

But a hungry child is just like any other child … filled with curiosity, eager to explore the world and learn how things work. They can grow into giants if we let them!

And – since they are already coming to our centres to get their peanut butter sandwiches and milk – why not start right here?

With support from friends like you, we want to expand our centres into community hubs … places that draw eager children, young adults and their parents and grandparents as well, to access a range of resources:

  • Children’s feeding scheme
  • Early childhood learning and development
  • Mentorship from older children
  • Teenage Girls’ clubs, covering subjects like menstruation and sexuality, making responsible choices, birth control, etc.
  • Computer labs where older children can access the internet for homework and recreation
  • Skills development – sewing, beading, baking, food gardening and more

Please support us as we expand our focus to bring about real change in the lives of underprivileged children, their families and the community. Help us ‘grow giants’ with big dreams, curious minds and the ability to thrive despite the challenges they face.

Celebrate our children – and our wonderful world

Partner with the African Children’s Feeding Scheme and The Charity Calendar to improve the lives of underprivileged children.

Proceeds from the sale of these high-quality A3 photographic calendars go towards to the valuable work undertaken by the ACFS. The calendar’s theme for 2020 is A Wonderful World and showcases awesome local and international destinations and much loved wildlife. Inspire friends, family and business associates to appreciate and enjoy the beauty of the world around us.

The calendars can be ordered individually, or as corporate gifts with your branding (minimum order 50) Another option is dual branding (your corporate logo together with the ACFS logo) to illustrate your support. Plain calendars are R170 each and branded calendars are R230 each.

Support the children of the African Children’s Feeding Scheme by ordering a calendar to enjoy in your home or office! For further information or to place an order, please contact: Michelle Rigby on 083 458 0646 or michelle@thecharitycalendar.co.za.

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