Our contribution to charity
From 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.
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
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.
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
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
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.