HOME OF HOPE NEEDS HELP

By CATTLEPROD on 8:34 PM

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To all my friends, I'd like to introduce you to The Home of Hope. This is one of the most incredible charities I have come across. I hardly ever request people to do anything online - besides be subjected to my posts :p - but please could you take the time to familiarise yourself with The Home of Hope. Please join the Facebook group and read up more about The Home of Hope. It truly is a charity making a positive impact in the lives of many girls in the Jo'burg CBD, effectively freeing them from slavery, drug abuse, physical abuse, prostitution, rape, paedophilia and the horrific list goes on. Give them hope!

PLEASE can you invite all your friends, spread the word, get involved yourself, any small gesture is appreciated.

Thanking you in advance,

Rob

Dear Friends of Home of Hope.

This message is a request for help to fundraise for a new residence for The Home of Hope (please click here and join the group and find more info). We want a safe Shelter for our girls who've been rescued from the streets of Johannesburg.

The Home of Hope has done extraordinary work for the past 10 years. At the moment we have 50 girls sharing an apartment in Hillbrow. Although the apartment is immaculate and the girls are grateful for a safe bed, it’s not an ideal situation.

One of the major challenges for The Home of Hope is that social services will not grant the approximate R700 per child per month while they operate from a rented flat in a sectional title. If The Home of Hope owned the building we would be entitled to receive a small steady income that would help the day to day running of the Shelter.

On the positive side we have a few generous organisations and people working hard at making sure the girls get well fed, have transport to school, lots of extra learning and stimulation. We also have a fantastic team of volunteers doing everything from running monthly sales of second hand goods to creating a professional image, web site and fund raising documents (still being developed).

We’ve found a small building in Bellevue with 4 large apartments. Each apartment has 3 large bedrooms. If we used 3 apartments for sleeping in, with 9 bedrooms and 6 girls in each room, 54 girls would sleep comfortably. The extra apartment could be used as a living space. The outside backyard would mean no one has to sit and guard the washing line!

The building is for sale for R1,000,000 plus approximately R100,000 transfer fees and VAT etc. As of 23 June 2010 we have two confirmed anonymous donations, one of R100,000 and one of R20,000.

If you are at all keen to assist with funds or want to just stay in the loop as we progress with the fundraising, please don’t hesitate to call any of the contacts below.

Please feel free to forward this letter onto your friends and spread the word about Home of Hope.

We have 2 NPO organisations – one is Home of Hope Berea Hillbrow – NPO 019857. Home of Hope Website. Another is SOLSA – Seeds of Light South Africa, NPO 032813 SOLSA.

Both NPO’s can give you a 18A Tax exempt certificate on donations received. To hold the funds specifically for the purchase of our new Home.

Rasada Goldblatt – SOLSA – 082 902 0081 or 011 7821542
Rachel Rusznyak – SOLSA – 082 684 3852
Khanyi Motsa – Founder of Home of Hope – 073 – 250 2086
Jayne Davies – Volunteer at Home of Hope – 082 338 4339

In love and light, from all the Residents at The Home of Hope :)

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