Alberton Child Welfare reaches out for support

CHILD WELFARE: Philip Aucamp in front of the Alberton Child Welfare building.

ALBERTON Child Welfare is reaching out to the community as they are in urgent need of support and donations to be able to continue serving Alberton’s vulnerable children.

Even though this non-profit organisation cannot survive without the small monthly subsidy it receives from the state, it is still mostly dependent on the generosity and donations from community members. The most important expenses that Child Welfare has, such as electricity, water, petrol and vehicle maintenance and everyday necessities for the children, have to be taken care of solely by them.

What they do

Child Welfare protects children who have been neglected, abused, forsaken from their homes or children who cannot go to school due to impossibly difficult domestic circumstances. Child Protection goes through long, tedious processes to ensure that these children are assigned to appropriate foster care.

The biggest problems that lead to children being sent to Child Welfare include drug abuse or moral decay in their parents/guardians, extreme poverty, and extended family that cannot or will not look after the children after their parents/guardians have left their lives.

Furthermore, Child Welfare offers an anti-bully programme to the children, parental training and training for their social and auxiliary workers.

What they need

To continue offering these very necessary services to better society, Child Welfare is in desperate need of donations (especially baby formula, disposable nappies and stationery), money donations and willing volunteers.

Donations such as clothes, toys, food, milk, functional computers and other day-to-day necessities which can help children, will be welcomed with open arms and very much appreciated.

Volunteers who can help at Child Welfare are also welcome (after it has been established that they are not a threat to the well-being of the children), as well as anyone who would like to sponsor vehicle maintenance services and car fuel.

To transfer monetary donations to Child Welfare, the account details are as follows: ABSA cheque account; account number: 210 140 212; reference: the donor’s name and surname.

You can also become a member of Child Welfare if you’d like (it just requires a small annual membership fee). Other suggestions on how to help Child Welfare are also welcome.

For any enqueries, to arrange an appointment or to offer help, feel free to contact Philip Aucamp on 011 907 3004/5, or pop him an email at [email protected]

Upcoming Golf Day

Child Welfare will also be having a Golf Day at the Glenview Golf Course on August 23, starting at 10am. Various positions are open for sponsorships of holes, and any sponsorship will be much appreciated. All sponsors will receive the recognition and gratitude they deserve.

All funds raised at this event will go towards Child Welfare and their cause, so please be sure to support it. There are many prizes to be won as well. Child Welfare would like to thank their generous sponsors in advance for considering their request.

For more information on how to become a sponsor and the different kinds of sponsorships available, or to RSVP to this event, please call 078 466 8410 or 073 888 2222, or pop an email to [email protected]

SOCIAL WORKER SUPERVISOR: Philip Aucamp outside the Child Welfare building.

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Monique van Wyk
Journalist

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