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Embracing the values of Respect, Sanctity of Life and Love & Care, LITTLE EDEN is a registered non-profit organisation [001-827 NPO and PBO No.930/0000/03] providing life-long care to children and adults with profound intellectual disability, in two custom designed facilities geared to helping them reach their full potential.


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LITTLE EDEN wishes to acknowledge Newsclip Media Monitoring for their generous support of the Society since 2003, by providing our organisation with pro-bono services. The services that are being rendered to us on a regular basis continue to be of exceptional value to LITTLE EDEN as it enables us to continuously monitor the effectiveness of our marketing and public relations campaigns throughout the year.


LITTLE EDEN wishes to thank the National Lotteries Commission for the continued support we have received over the years. This has made a visible difference to the service we provide and has added value to the lives of our special children with intellectual disabilities. The continued generosity of special donors like the NLC will ensure that our precious residents will continue to live the life they truly deserve, despite the threatening funding landscape that we currently face.


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Be part of the magic this Christmas ...

At this year's Christmas concert, our two Shauns perform a humming duet ... carefully chosen to show off how they've learnt about the parts of the body.

Shaun M cannot speak, and is much slower to identify his eyes, ears, nose and mouth. But he persists with a smile on his face, and shows so much determination. At the end, the boys use their feet to play the drums and chimes.

Knowing how much effort and practice goes into this is enough to bring a tear to your eye. Especially if you know that Shaun B has no proud parent in the audience. Like so many of the children here, he has no one – other than our staff ... his friends among the other children ... and caring people like you.

At this special time of year when families come together and exchange gifts in celebration of the birth of Jesus, please consider making a contribution to support our ‘family’ of 300 children and adults with profound intellectual disability.


You’ll not only provide food, shelter, clothing and medical care – your kindness will give children like Shaun the chance to reach their potential and feel valued for their unique abilities.

If you’ve ever attended one of our Christmas concerts, you’ll know that staff don’t choose only the ‘best’ children. Those who can’t walk or talk are ‘danced’ around in their wheelchairs by their carers. You should see how those little faces light up with joy and excitement!

Some children slur their words or forget them completely. Others get carried away by the excitement and continue to beat their drum enthusiastically long after their turn has ended. No one minds and no one gets upset.

Because it’s not about being perfect ... It’s about having fun and being given the chance to shine in your own special way. And this is what you make possible through your generous support.

So please will you make your donation online now? And may the memory of your kindness shine in your own home this Christmas – and all through the New Year ahead.


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Fresh pecan nuts from our orchard

Delicious pecan nuts hand picked from our orchard are available to purchase from LITTLE EDEN. Available shelled or whole. Click here for a price list.

Remember all proceeds go towards caring for the children and adults with intellectual disabilities in our care.

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Let's keep in touch via email

We are currently looking at various ways to try and minimise costs and to save where we can. Please let us have your email address (if you haven't already done so) so that we can email thank you letters and receipts and save on postage costs. Thank you!

SMS to donateDonate R10 per month by phone

Please sms EDEN to 31239 @ 50c to opt-in for your MONTHLY contribution of R10. Should you wish to opt-out sms Stop EDEN to 31239 @ 50c.

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After many requests from our monthly donors, we have decided to save on postage by sending thank you letters with receipts only twice a year, together with your In Touch Newsletter, in January and May.

Should you wish to receive your receipts more regularly, kindly inform us at or call the office on 011 609 7246 and ask to speak to Nichollette Muthige.


Important notice to volunteers

Please contact Nichollette Muthige on 011 609 7246 to arrange accumulation of your community service hours at LITTLE EDEN.

Please note: Community service hours may only be accumulated during weekdays, from 08:30 to 12:30. NOT IN THE AFTERNOONS, WEEKENDS OR PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.

Students are advised to arrange to do community service during school holidays.

Final date for new volunteers and community service is 30 November 2016 due to stimulation programme closure. We will open again second week of January 2017.