Project Hope is registered as a non-profit organization that focuses on the improvement of children’s lives in the Nelson Mandela Metropole (Port Elizabeth and surrounding areas), currently managing four care centres where volunteer workers minister to children, their parents or caregivers, covering not only spiritual but physical, medical and emotional needs.
Feeding: To feed the children a good nutritional meal on a weekly basis.
Clothing: We also provide clothing, new and used, to as many children and their extended families listed in our programme as needed. This ranges from jerseys and shoes to school clothes.
Medical: Children arrive at our centres with cuts, bruises, ringworm, scabies, colds, lice and malnutrition; qualified medical staff make an effort to supply health care.
Personal Direction: Children and parents in a hopeless situation are unable to create or find any kind of work, personal hygiene stops, sexual promiscuousness increases and hope is gone. Our team takes time to improve self-esteem, helps to find work, helps restore relationships and supports a general clean- up in the home.
How we achieve this?
Regular Visitations: Children and parents are visited regularly and counselled by our outstanding team of workers. During these visits the team will establish the need, not in only the child’s life, but also in the home where sometimes there are no parents. Up to 11 children live in a house with the oldest or a grandmother looking after them.
Christian Guidance: Children are encouraged to attend Kingdom Kids Sunday school in their area, whilst parents are encouraged to attend a branch church for adults. A valuable team of volunteers using he Bible as the basic teaching material results in changed lifestyles, better self-esteem and improved moral values in the lives of our children.
Cell Groups: Children and parents are placed in small cell groups where they are spiritually trained so that they in turn can become leaders, not only in their own cell, but also in their church and in their community.
Alcohol, unwanted and teenage pregnancies, drugs, gangs, unemployment, homelessness, lack of self-esteem, fighting, sexual perversions and much more.
Please consider assisting us in the following ways:
- Financially: Once off financial contributions and/or Monthly debit orders
- Food donations: such as soup, bread, vegetables, fruit, porridge, juice, sandwich toppings etc.
- Clothing and shoes: clean and in a good wearable condition
- Baby clothes & diapers
- Blankets: adult, children & baby
- Books & toys
- School stationery
- Building material to repair family homes
Thank you for your support, whether in cash or in kind! Together we can bring hope.
Contact Madge Blignaut for information or to join our team of volunteers: firstname.lastname@example.org
Read more about Project Hope and Get Involve on www.projecthopesa.org.za.