Pretoria children’s home in dire need of help


The Louis Botha children’s home in Queenswood has started to receive donations from the public, Rekord Moot reports.

The home recently announced that it was facing financial difficulties.

Home spokesperson Ancha Smuts said many food donations had been received already.

“We are very grateful for these donations and thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts,” she said.

However, she added, much more was still needed, including meat.

“This is usually very expensive to buy and also something that we cannot afford at the moment,” she said

She said the home has not received any donations for toiletries or detergents.

“We also need over-the-counter medicine, especially with winter fast approaching,” she said.

Smuts said medication that was needed included Vitamin C, multi-vitamins, cough syrup, ACC200, Panado and Brufen tablets.

She said the home was also still in dire need of money.

“We still need to pay our water and electricity, security, insurance and transport expenses,” she said.

The children’s home asks for the help of residents.

“We are once again asking for the help of the public to assist us in this difficult time and we know that we will only come through this with the help from above,” Smuts said.

She thanked everyone who helped and assisted them this past month.

The Louis Botha children’s home has 97 children, with 12 in each house in nine homes.

“The children at our orphanage were taken away from their parents by the children’s court because of various reasons such as abuse, financial reasons and neglect,” said Smuts.

“They cannot or do not want to care for the children and then the children stay with us permanently.”

Anyone who wished to help may contact the Louis Botha children’s home.

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