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.
Owing to the severity of their brain damage, most of the 300 children and adults at LITTLE EDEN have to wear nappies day and night.
That's why we get through 2 500 nappies every day at LITTLE EDEN!
We use towelling nappies, rather than disposables, because it's cheaper ... and much kinder to the environment.
But towelling nappies have to be washed. And washing so many every day takes huge amounts of detergent, bleach and fabric softener – all of which have to be paid for.
Every week in our industrial laundry we get through 24 litres of special industrial detergent, at a cost of R983. Add to this, 12 litres of high quality bleach at R443, and another R156 for special fabric softener to prevent chaffing and rashes.
Any amount you can spare towards these costs would mean so much. Because – although your contribution will buy necessities for the laundry – what you're really buying is comfort and care for children and adults with profound intellectual disability.
Every act of kindness – whether it's a cheery 'hello', a comforting hug, a toy to play with, a gentle wash, or fresh clothes, nappies and bed linen - adds up to a feeling of being loved and cared for. And that’s the most important thing we can give these special children and adults.
"A great man.” “A gentle soul.” “A true gentleman.” “A quiet pillar of strength.” These are just a few of many tributes that poured in after the death on 28 December 2012 of Danny Hyams, co-founder of LITTLE EDEN and husband of Domitilla. [More]
Donate 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 2013 until early 2014. 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!