The team at Rock of Hope is currently caring for nearly 10 children (nearly half of them under the age of 6 months). Mientjie Prozesky confirmed this morning that this tiny place of safety in Montana Park, Pretoria, desperately needs some of the following items to take care of the little ones:
- Nappies – sizes 2, 3, 4 and 5
- Nan baby formula nrs 1 and 2
- Baby first foods – cereal, Purity, etc
- Baby bath products – wet wipes, bum cream, vaseline, ear buds, baby oils, body lotion, shampoo, etc.
I am planning an event on Saturday, 29 November and, if you wish to donate some of the items, you can either deliver it yourself on the day and meet the team OR you can contact me for pick-up/delivery and I will drop it off on your behalf.
These little ones are taken into Mientjie’s private home, where she acts as mother to them until they are transferred to foster or adoptive parents. The babies have either been removed from abusive parents or parents unable to care for them or they have simply been abandoned at birth. Some of the older children have been severely traumatized. Not only does she and her small staff do all the basic mothering, they also have to see that the toddlers are enrolled in pre-school, that the traumatized gets counselling, the babies their vaccinations…if the little ones get sick, she has to take them to a doctor……….in addition to that she is a full-time teacher at a local primary school.
Rock of Hope gets little funding and what they receive are immediately invested in giving optimal care to the babies and toddlers. If you, then, can find it in your heart to help this home and its brave ”mother”, please get in touch NOW or SMS: HOPE to 40242 to donate R 20-00 immediately.