| Nov 9, 2023
A Season of Belonging!
Rugby World Cup Victory!
Through the highs and lows of our days at TLC you are in our hearts and on our minds constantly! How are you faring in these times? We acknowledge that naturally we are the ones on the receiving end of this relationship, and it burdens our heart to know so many of our supporters are finding themselves facing the same global challenges and anxieties we are. As we stand in awe celebrating our 30th Anniversary as an organisation, it is you we wish to recognise.
Looking back at the many lives impacted, both directly and indirectly, through our shared passion to serve the most vulnerable, it is our hope that you know, whether you are actively supporting us or have had to put your gifts on pause, we recognize and honour the role you have played in bringing us this far.You belong in our community and because of you we have been able to extend that gift of belonging to so many others over the years.
At present, across all programs, we have 60 beneficiaries between the babies and children we care for, our 5 A Mother's Hope mommies and their combined 8 children and 5 mother mentors and the children and youth in our Strive to Thrive program. Even though we may be deemed a little charity by most standards, the intentional and intensive time we put into nurturing and reveawing the bonds of belonging in our community have profound generational ripple effects.
This is why we are so passionate about fostering the sense of the collective... bringing others into our circle who also appreciate how the consistency of support from a broad base of supporters increases the lasting impact of individual gifts. Especially when so much is changing and shifting in the world today. It has been this collective support that has really helped us to weather some of our most threatening financial storms. Sadly, with the innevitable knock-on effects of the global recession hitting our South African supporters especially hard we have understandably seen many of our local supporters having to suspend their monthly donations.
To mitigate this loss and help with our ongoing goal of sustainablity we will be starting the coming year with a fresh focus and enthusiasim to widen our circle and introduce our important, life-saving cause to others who share our passion and are eager to join hands with us. If you're inspired to get others to join we will be sharing materials that make this easier for you, and we are always happy to design a custom graphic that you can share with your friends, family or colleauges. We will aslo be sharing custom Giving Tuesday sharable materials in the week/s leading up to the big matching day on GlobalGiving! So please keep an eye out for those.
For now, and more especially for our local supporters in the last few months of 2023, we are focusing our efforts on requesting one-time donations that will carry us through to the end of this year. You will find at the end of this report both a formal and casual style shareable documents that you may wish to share to help us as we make the final push through to the end of this year.
In other exciting news - our very own Pippa Jarvis recently had her first podcast interview with Emily Parkins from Philadelphia on "Mama Mummy Mom". You can Catch the interview on Sportify by following this link: Pippa on the Podcast.
We're also thrilled to share that TLC Children's Home made the front page of a local news publication, the Comaro Chronicle, as we celebrated our 30th birthday. You can Read the Article here.
As always, if you ever have any suggestions, questions or feedback please always feel free to reach out to me. I am always eager to hear from you!
Thank you for all you do for us.
We appreciate you!
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