If you recall my disheartenment a few weeks back after that little new born baby was found in a dustbin you will know how strongly I feel about this situation and the need to change it. (see http://mygiftsfromabove.com/2013/07/09/door-of-hope-giving-abandoned-babies-hope/ )
I am so happy to have met the team from Joshua House and I have began praying that with the team of Faith Works and everyone we know and those the Lord touches to help , I believe we will get Joshua House to continue to bring love,hope and faith to all those who will enter their doors.
What they do:Joshua house is a baby home that will serve as a temporary place of safe care for babies who have not had the best start in life, they have either been orphaned due to various circumstances (the HIV Aids epidemic being the main contributing factor), abandoned due to unplanned pregnancies, poverty, desperate situations or legally relinquished for adoption. (extract taken from their website).
The home is still awaiting the arrival of their first baby,in the interim there is still so much that can be done to the house (indoors and out).
For instance – the backyard could do with some amazing outdoor children equipment.Always a great one is a sandpit ( my personal favourite) along with some swings,a slide etc.
- A baby 1st aid box
- Bathroom – Idea: could do with a revamp as volunteers will have to bath more than 5 babies bent down at the bath – if you h ave ever bathed a baby in our bath in their little baby bath you know what back breaking pain it is.Door of Hope has built in Baby Sinks(similar to kitchen sink but deeper) this would be ideal.
- Computer Equipment
- Internet Line
- Email Accounts
- Office Equimpent
- Baby Formula
- Toilet Paper
- Transport to Baby Clinics – Vaccinations and check ups
- Creche Guard or similar
- Sterilizing Liquards
There is so much the home needs.Feel free to contact them directly :
Penny Du Preez – Strategic Co-ordinator/Fundraiser
082 599 5877
Carol Smith – Children’s Operations Manager
082 938 9906
Melinda Karam – Business Advisor
074 448 5474
P.O. Box 195