What does the future hold?
Your kindness could change everything for the better.
Help them believe that the world is a good place, full of exciting possibilities
Children aren’t born feeling frightened of other people, scared of the future or expecting the worst. These are things they learn, if life treats them badly.
All 50 children at the Polokong Children’s Village have been abandoned, neglected or abused. They are trying to rebuild their lives, and they need help from people who care. Someone like you. You have the power to change a child’s life for the better!
Apart from love, food and care, the most important thing we can give these kids is a good education. With that, they can build a happy, successful future for themselves.
So, if you have a heart for kids … all kids … please consider sponsoring school uniforms, shoes, sports equipment, books and stationery, and school fees for a needy child.
Your donation – made online right now – will help give one of these little ones the chance of a better life. R500, R250 or any amount you can manage is a priceless investment in a child’s future.
Thank you and God bless you.
Our core work involves alleviating the worst human suffering in areas of abject poverty – where families live in homes made of cardboard or thin plastic … where unemployment and malnutrition is rife … and where parents are dying and leaving children to care for one another.
We help the hungry, the homeless, the sick, vulnerable children and destitute aged.
And because most of the work is done by volunteers, almost every cent you donate goes directly to helping those in need.
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Why we do this work
I have always felt that I was not doing enough to show God how thankful I am for all that He has done and keeps on doing for me. Joining SSVP enabled me to practice the same love that Jesus’ life on earth radiated, an unconditional love that is given freely without expecting any rewards.
I grew up with SSVP in my home – my parents have been members for more than 20 years. After losing a loved one, I joined SSVP to recover from my loss by helping others who have experienced the same. My heart holds a special place for children in need.
I didn’t choose to join SSVP – the holy spirit led me to it. The work of the society echoes my favourite quote of St Vincent’s: “Let us love God, but let it be with the strength of our arms and the sweat of our brow.”
Poverty provides a deeper motivation for understanding your neighbours, welcoming others and attending to those who are suffering. I would say go so far as to say that poverty helps you understand what happiness is, what serenity is in life.” Frédéric Ozanam