Little Eden Foundation Onlus Home
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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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Joy, peace, love and hope – who better to share the spirit of Christmas with than those nearest and dearest to you?

If you'll be spending the holidays in the warm heart of a loving family, please can you find room in your heart for someone who has no family?

Joseph, who has Down Syndrome, will be spending the Christmas holidays here at LITTLE EDEN ... it’s the only home he’s ever known. He was abandoned in the bush as a tiny baby and doesn’t even know who his mom and dad are.

And he’s not the only one. Very few of the 300 children and adults with intellectual disability in our care will be going ‘home’ for the holidays. Many of them will spend Christmas Day in a wheelchair ... just like every other day of the year.

Yet it takes so little to bring smiles of pure joy to their faces and happy giggles to their lips. Just someone with a heart that’s big enough to care. Someone like you!

We are grateful to all those who demonstrated their support during the financial crisis we are currently experiencing. The kindness and generosity of our friends and benefactors are what makes the Christmas spirit come to life!

Unfortunately, we are not out of the deep end as yet. And we need to continue to provide our special youngsters with quality, nurturing care. It is up to us to make them feel loved and important – not only on Christmas day, but all year round. To do that, we need your help.


Please will you help us make Christmas and all the days to follow, special? Not only for the children, but also the dedicated staff who must leave their own families and come to LITTLE EDEN to care for our children all through the festive season.

Your donation of any amount – made online right now – will ensure that our Homes are filled with the joyous spirit of Christmas. And whether or not you have a family of your own, you’ll have the comfort of knowing that you are a much appreciated member of the LITTLE EDEN family.

Thank you and a blessed Christmas!


Please note that our Charity Shop will also be closed from 24 December – 4 January inclusive.

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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

LITTLE EDEN will not be accepting any new requests for community service or local volunteers until early 2015.

Please note that community service and programmes for local volunteers are only available during weekdays from 08:30 - 12:30. This includes school holidays but not December/January school holidays. NO weekends or Public Holidays!