To Our Dearset Adopt-A-Cot Team,
As the year draws to a close we would like to send out a massive Thank You to all of you have made a HUGE impact on our ability to make it through this year. Without our regular monthly supporters we would truly not have made it through this year. As the seasons have changed, TLC has also started to contemplate new and exciting changes for our future. We can't wait to share the news with you soon, but for now we'd like to share what's happened in the past few months.
While placements of our little ones into families are frustratingly slow we have place a few of our precious ones in to families and over the past few months welcomed 3 newborns. While our day to day lives are filled with all the joys and dramas that come with fullitme, family-focussed childcare our team are always pushing themselves to do their very best on all fronts.
On the 5th of September Joanna (our CYCC Manager) and Pippa (Our MD) attended the Hope and Homes Seminar.
There were many great lessons shared throughout the day, but the main thoughts I came away with were shared on TLC's LinkedIn Page:
"The key to implementing the strategy of De-institutionalisation is strengthening the links between all stakeholders! Families (both biological and Foster families) must feel and be supported by an accessible, competent and comprehensive support system that is flexible enough to find individual solutions for the complex nature of the human condition. We are excited to be part of the South African Child Protection support system and are always looking for ways to reach across to bridge the gap where need exists in our community. We have always believed that Families are best for babies... And we will continue to support and strengthen families to make this happen!" - Pippa Jarvis.
Beyond this we have also been trying to raise the the profile of TLC to get much needed exposure in hopes of expanding our support base. We had a few great opportunities to talk about TLC on local radio a few times recently. Click here to listen to these interviews on YouTube. Remember to subscribe to get notifications sent to you whenever we post new content.
We also recently decided to enter the sme.africa and Sasfin unseen heroes competition a couple weeks ago. We never imagined the kind of amazing support we'd get from so many people rallying around us to help us realize this amazing opportunity of winning prime billboard space! We were able to get to 2nd place in less than a week!
We are completely blown away by the support and want to share our deepest, heartfelt thanks to each and every person who has helped us get this far! We really hope we can get to the number 1 spot and maintain it until 16:00 on the 3rd of December.
If you haven't voted and shared yet please do! Share the below image with your friends and family over to encourage them to vote.
And Lastly, in the build up to Giving Tuesday we have posted a couple Adopt-A-Cot Video Visits between a selection of our Adopt-A-Cot members and the babies they sponsor. It has been a truly beautiful opportunity to facilitate these meetings between our little ones and the people who are personally invested in their well-being.
We will be sending an Project Appeal on Giving Tuesday to ask for a little gift on the day;. If you are able please help us to achieve our target of 100 unique donors on Giving Tuesday.
It is our hope this festive season brings each of you special blessings and joyous memories. Thank you for being a part of our village. We are excited for the future and can't wait to see what 2020 holds for all of us!
As always if you ever have any questions, comments or suggestions I'm always eager to hear from our valued supporters.
With Heartfelt Thanks and
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