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.
We're facing a real crisis right now at LITTLE EDEN ...
... a crisis that poses a very real threat to the care of 300 residents and livelihood of the 257 staff – unless people like you step forward to help.
The main problem is that the Department of Health, suddenly and without warning, informed us that they will be paying our children's subsidies at the end of each month instead of at the beginning, as they have always done in the past – leaving us to find around R900 000 to fill the gap until the money comes through again.
To make matters worse, we can't write to our friends and supporters for help as we would normally do – because of the postal strike! Cheques posted to us, even before the strike started, haven't arrived. We believe they may have been burnt or destroyed.
And on top of all this, our Lotto funding seems to have dried up; there has been no call for applications to the Charities Sector of the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund since November 2012!
All this has placed our organisation in dire financial straits! We need your help, and that of all your friends too - so please share this news on social media to help us reach as many people as possible.
Our family of children and adults with profound intellectual disability need security, protection and care ... it's promised to them in the Constitution ... because they cannot care for themselves. It's up to every one of us who have all our faculties to help those who need us. So please will you make your donation now?
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!
2014 AGM a success!
Our AGM was held on 13 September 2014 at the City Lodge, OR Tambo International Airport.
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.
ATTENTION MONTHLY DONORS
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 email@example.com 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 after 30 September 2014 until early 2015. Schools and parents are advised to make arrangements prior to this date.
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!