• March 24, 2020
  • Seithuto Seakgwa
  • Covid-19 updates

Everything Will Be Fine – Emergency Appeal

COVID-19 is fast spreading around the world. In recent days the number of infected people in South Africa has increased significantly, among those, young children. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those families directly impacted.

SOS Children’s Villages is following Government’s instructions and have put strict measures in place to protect the children in our care, our staff and everybody they may come into contact with. Now, more than ever, those who are most vulnerable will be the ‘hardest hit’. Children who have lost parental care, or are at risk of losing it, are amongst the most vulnerable in society.
We depend upon our donors to provide the resources needed to help South Africa’s most marginalised children and their families, and right now, like the rest of the country, we are bracing ourselves for the impact of the Coronavirus. This will have the most devastating effects on children, who, without you and SOS Children’s Villages, may not have a loving home, warm bed and daily meals.

We are sure that, to take care of your family, you are stocking up on essential supplies. We at SOS Children’s Villages would like to do the same. While we would normally welcome all forms of donations, the current restrictions put in place by Government, to reduce interpersonal interactions, makes receiving goods at our programmes, extremely difficult.

We are therefore asking for your support in the form of financial gifts to help us purchase household and personal hygiene items, and other necessities. With the current school closures, our children are now confined to the villages, which is putting additional strain on limited resources and we need urgent and immediate assistance.

Your financial Gift will make certain that village life continues as close as possible to normal for our children. Just click here to be part of the solution. The costs of responding to COVID-19 is high, however, it is our collective responsibility to care for and protect children. As the African Proverb says, “It takes a village to raise a child”. Together we can strengthen families, ensure quality care and make sure that each child in our care grows with love, respect and security.

By clicking here you can send a gift to help us.

A Section 18A tax exemption certificate will be issued on request by SOS Children’s Villages for the full value of your gift.

Emergency Appeal Banking Details –
SOS Children’s Villages –
Nedbank – Cheque Account – 1286002915
(Kindly use the reference “COVID-19 RELIEF “for your gifts

With Warm Regards,
Patrick Kulati
National Director: SOS Children’s Villages South Africa

PBO # 1 3000 1880 – NPO # 001 255