Support a Baby, Build a Family!

by TLC Ministries Vetted since 2017 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified

Summary

TLC is committed to upholding the value of quality over quantity. Founded in 1993 to address the serious need for quality childcare for abandoned children in South Africa, we are registered to care for up to 32 infants and children under the age of 3 years old (upon admission). Our vision is to ensure that each child is placed into a responsible "forever family", whilst we provide the best possible care and every opportunity for them to develop to their full potential. But we need your help!

$10,000
total goal
$9,292
remaining
12
donors
2
monthly donors
11
months

Challenge

In South Africa, "...about 3500 children are abandoned annually (approximately 300 per month) but that figure only includes survivors. The total number of abandonments is far higher. Estimates are that only one third of abandoned children survive, and in Gauteng for example, for every abandoned child found alive, two are found dead." - Robyn Wolfson Vorster

Solution

TLC works very much along the lines of the starfish approach. If you're unfamiliar with this common metaphorical story, the message it conveys is essentially that the impact we make, while seemingly tiny from a quantitative perspective, is immeasurable to an individual whose life has been transformed or saved from our intervention. Our limited intake number allows us to provide holistic, quality care to each child. This in turn gives them a better foundation to build from as they become adults

Long-Term Impact

In our 24 years of operation we have placed over 800 babies into loving "forever families". The life changing impact of having these 100's of children grow up in families as opposed to institutions is undeniable when considering the new trajectory of their lives. A life of opportunity, as opposed to the impoverished environments from which they came. Environments in which instances of abuse and crime are rife. Moving into the future we anticipate extending our impact to expectant mothers.

Resources

http:/​/​www.tlc.org.za
Importance of the First 1000 Days from Conception
Proof is in the Pudding- A Child of TLC Gives Back
Facebook

Organization Information

TLC Ministries

Location: Johannesburg - South Africa
Website: http:/​/​www.tlc.org.za
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @TLChildrensHome
Project Leader:
Faith Abrahams
Communications Manager
Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa
$708 raised of $10,000 goal
 
16 donations
$9,292 to go
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