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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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Celebrate with us

LITTLE EDEN opened its doors to the first three children on 15 May 1967, marking this date in 2017 our 50th Birthday!

We are very proud of this achievement and are planning a full year of celebrations, including fundraisers, marketing events, in-house functions and even an inaugural Danny and Domitilla Hyams Memorial Lecture.

To launch the celebrations, there will be a Mass of Thanksgiving at Holy Family Chapel at Elvira Rota Village on Sunday 29 January 2017. Please join us at 09h30 for 10h00 for this special event. Also taking place will be our Honours Awards and the launch of a new book LITTLE EDEN 50 Years of Love and Care (1967-2017). Books, trees, nuts and refreshments will be on sale.

Please RSVP before 20 January to or 011 609 7246.

For a full list of events planned for this anniversary year, please click here.

If you would like to renew your support for LITTLE EDEN – and ensure that our Homes can continue to provide a loving, caring environment for children and adults with profound intellectual disability, please click the button below.


Be part of the LITTLE EDEN story – and part of the next 50 years' of caring.


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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.