Our contribution to charity
Since January 2017, Cute Baby has been making charitable donations each month to a deserving children’s charity or child related causes. The donation is paid over to the charity 60 days after the close of the competition. If you’d like to highlight a particular charity please contact us.
Home Meah was opened in September 2012 and is located in Newcastle. Home Meah provides care for abandoned, abused and neglected babies and they currently have 25 little ones that they are caring for. This charity is in need of more publicity as it’s relatively small and not well known, so please visit their facebook page and follow them and see the amazing work that they’re doing. https://www.facebook.com/MeahCare/
(A special thanks to Thuli Nkosi of the local Newcastle Municipality for nominating Home Meah)
Ubuntu House was opened in September 2003 and the first baby was taken in within the same month. Since then we have already cared for 528 babies and placed 425 with adopted parents and 93 reunited with their birth parents. Our aim is to have these babies adopted before the age of three months but sometimes for various reasons they stay for longer periods.
Placed in the heart of the community Northwood Children’s Hospice offer some of the very sick children of Port Elizabeth and its surrounds, a warm place of respite and care. They provide support for the children’s siblings and families and a team of dedicated professionals offer the medical skills and palliative care and support geared to the needs of the whole family.
You can find out more about Northwood visiting their website. http://northwoodchildrenshospice.org
The Sunflower Fund creates awareness and educates the public about the need for and the process involved in becoming blood stem cell donors.
As a national non-profit organisation, they’re dedicated to growing the Registry. The Fund’s work aims to give all South Africans diagnosed with leukaemia and other life-threatening blood disorders a better chance of finding matching stem cell donors in order for them to be treated and, hopefully, cured.
Heartlands is located in the Western Cape and is a registered Child and Youth Care Centre and a Paediatric Hospice. It provides short term residential care for abandoned, abused, neglected children and children diagnosed with life limiting and life threatening illnesses.
Visit their website to see the wonderful work they’re doing in the community of Somerset West. http://www.heartlandsbaby.org/
Thank you for your participation in March. You helped raise R3,000 for this heart warming charity.
Botshabelo is a multifaceted NGO based in Gauteng. They’re passionate about transforming children’s lives through excellent residential care and education. The organisation was born, 18 years ago, out of a passion for the community and its desperate need for a place of safety, support and resources. The Babies Home was the first project to open its doors in 2000.
Visit their website to find out more about how you can get involved. http://www.botshabelo.co.za
Thank you to everyone who took part in February, you helped raise R3,000 for this incredible charity.
Thand’usana Babies Safe Home is a safe haven for abandoned and/or abused babies 0-3 years of age. Thandusana is a temporary safe haven that aims to care for HIV infected or affected infants. They care for no more than six babies at a time. Thand’usana cares for our babies until such time as social workers have established a permanent loving family to care for them.
Visit their website and see how you can support them http://www.thandusana.co.za/
Thank you to everyone who took part in January, you helped raise R3,000 for this amazing baby sanctuary.
Hannah’s Arms is an organisation which rescues abandoned, neglected and abused babies and toddlers, ages 0-3 years. Their aim is to be the voice of those who cannot speak for themselves and to seek the best care for each child going forward – which they believe is within a family. Their main focus is to ensure that vulnerable children in need of care are provided with a place of safety in a private home environment where their physical, medical, social, emotional and psychological needs can be met before being returned to their biological parents, extended family or placed in a foster family.
Visit their website and see how you can support them http://hannahsarms.co.za.
Thank you to everyone who took part in December. You helped contribute R3,000 to this charity.
Topsy Foundation have proudly provided life-changing interventions to rural communities for almost 17 years. In 2014 their focus shifted towards the development of children and empowerment of women. Topsy empowers families and communities to improve the care and protection of all children made vulnerable by the HIV and AIDS epidemic. Although all their programmes are child-centred, the overall aims of the organisation are to strengthen families and the community as well as result in the involvement of more community members by creating a sense of ownership and long-term sustainability.
Visit their website and see how you can support them http://www.topsy.org.za/
Thank you to everyone who took part in November. You helped contribute R3,000 to this foundation.
The Philani Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Project has been addressing child health and nutrition problems in the informal settlements surrounding Cape Town since 1979. Philani’s mandate is sustainable community health and as an organisation they aim to improve health outcomes by combining their skills and resources with the knowledge and resources that exist in the community. Their programmes promote family health, focusing on the support of pregnant mothers, prevention of child malnutrition and the rehabilitation of underweight children.
Visit their website to watch an awesome little edu-video all about this amazing initiative www.philani.org.za
Thank you to everyone who took part in October. You helped contribute R3,000 to Philani.
TLC Children’s Home began with the mission; to provide a refuge for any baby or child in need of care whether because they have been abandoned, neglected, orphaned or abused. Whilst in our care we provide a holistic and individual development plan focused on each child’s unique needs. Today they are one of the most reputable Child and Youth Care Centres in Johannesburg and are able to accommodate 34 infants and children under the age of three years old.
Thank you to everyone who took part in September. You helped contribute R3,000 to this fantastic charity.
Little Lambs is involved with a number of projects in Du Noon in the Western Cape. Little Lambs strive to make small differences in children’s lives, little things that make the world of difference to a child. They’re committed to reducing child poverty, chronic hunger and to develop hope in the hearts of children in our midst.
Visit their site, get involved and LIKE their Facebook page www.littlelambsnpo.co.za
Thank you to all those who took part in August. You helped contribute R3,000 to Little Lambs.
Hope House, is a KZN based home and a place of safety for vulnerable children. It seeks to recognise and, within reason, provide for each child’s specific needs. They affirm that children are to be loved and celebrated and placed with forever families. Hope House is a place of rekindled hope for all the children, parents and volunteers.
Visit their site to see how you can get involved www.babyhopehouse.org.za
Thank you to everyone who took part in July. You helped contribute R3,000 to Hope House.
Over many years of being exposed to children-at-risk in South Africa and seeing how adversely HIV/AIDS, poverty and substance abuse affect children, Charmaine and Kent McQueen decided, by the leading of the Lord, to open The Almond Tree Baby Home in 2014. They primarily offers temporary safe care to vulnerable babies by providing an environment where each baby is valued as a member of the family. The home has grown significantly since it first opened and is dedicated to just the babies.
Read more about this loving charity by visiting www.thealmondtree.co.za
Thank you to all those who took part in June. You helped contribute R3,000 to this fantastic charity.
Established in 1999, Door of Hope runs three care houses with facilities for caring for 66 abandoned babies at any one time. Door of Hope seeks to help in meeting the needs of abandoned, abused and orphaned children in South Africa by providing loving and stable Christian environments whilst seeking a forever family.
Visit their website to read about the remarkable success stories behind the Door of Hope.
Thank-you to all those who participated in May’s competition. You helped us raise R3,000!
Orlando Children’s Home was established in 1940 and caters for children who have been abandoned by their parents. Presently the Home looks after 60 Children of ages ranging from a 9 months to 17 years old. Orlando Children’s Home offers both curative and preventive services to deal with problems of abandonment, neglect and abuse of children. Children who get lost or are affected by crises also receive care and assistance from Orlando Children’s Home.
Find out more about OCH and how you can get involved by visiting their website www.och.co.za
Thank-you to all those who participated in April’s competition. You helped us raise R3,000 for OCH!
Dubbed ‘The Pavement Bookworm’, Philani Dladla’s story has gained international attention, which he hopes to channel into real support for his literacy project and Book Reader’s Club for underprivileged children in Johannesburg. Philani has used his love for books to overcome drug addiction and change his lot in life, while trying to do the same for others.
Read more about the work Philani is doing and how you can help www.pavementbookworm.co.za.
Thanks to all those who participated in March’s competition. Cute Baby raised R2,500 for Philani.
Isithembiso Babies Home provides a place of safety for children ages 0 – 3 years old who have been abandoned, abused or neglected. They provide a safe, healthy and loving family environment for a maximum of 6 children at any given time.
Isithembiso officially opened its doors on the in November 2005 and since have cared for 120 babies. They nurture, love and help to develop their physical, emotional and cognitive abilities, while working hand-in-hand with social services to place each precious child with a foster or adoptive home or reunite them with their families.
Visit their website to find out more and help in any way you can www.isithembiso.org
Thank you to all those that participated in February’s competition. Cute Baby raised R3,000 for Isithembiso.
The Children’s Hospital Trust was established in 1994 to fundraise for the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital – the largest stand-alone tertiary hospital in sub-Saharan Africa, dedicated entirely to children. The Trust is an independent, NGO that relies on the benevolence of donors to realise its aims. In 2011 the Trust expanded its fundraising reach beyond the Hospital’s doors to impact more broadly on the quality of healthcare provided to children at other levels of the health services.
Visit their website to find out more www.childrenshospitaltrust.org.za
Thank you to all those that participated in January’s competition. Cute Baby raised R2,500 for The CH Trust.