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Adopt-a-child Bergrivier outing

Bergrivier Outing for CRCH 2011

Our outing to the Bergrivier Resort

Every year in aid of National Children’s Day we arrange an ‘Adopt-a-child‘ Day outing (read our previous article ‘Adopt-a-Child Day Outing‘).

This a day where host parents, volunteers and friends of the organisation can ‘adopt’ a child for this day and care for them as if the child were their own. This is a special day for the child as each of them feel special: they have their own ‘parent’ or own family that spends time with them and cares for them.

The parents or families that participate also benefit as they get to give something really meaningful to the child – a memory of being loved and being happy and having fun. Many find that through this process they grow in their compassion and wisdom, and that they can give something back to a community needing assistance. (more…)

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Carols by Candlelight

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Carols by Candlelight

We are having a Carols by Candlelight evening early December, to which we encourage you to come and to invite your family, colleagues and friends.

You can print out our invitation to hand out to them, which contains all the information we list here below.

Date: Saturday 3 December

Time: 18h00 – 21h00

Venue: Christine Revell Children’s Home, Huntley Street, Athlone

The evening is arranged to celebrate Christmas and to make it something special for the kids, so we would appreciate it if you could bring a gift for a child, and maybe some of the daily needs items from the list as well if possible (but don’t wrap these in with the Christmas present please).

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Department of Social Development Visit

The Standing Committee on Premier, Gender, Disabled and Youth did an oversight visit to the Christine Revell Children’s Home in Athlone on the 24th August 2011.

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Department of Social Development visit


The Delegation consisted of Ms. JL Hartnick (DA), Mr. EH Eloff (DA), Ms V Hani (ANC) and Ms T Bevu (COPE). They were also accompanied by co-ordinators Ms Hassen-Moosa and Ms N.Mshumpela.

Departmental officials were Mr Woldson, Ms Somtsewu and Ms Stali from Department of Social Development.

Finding:

The oversight visit was a success!

Christine Revell Children’s Home is very well managed and facilitated. According to the standing committee it is a best practice.

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‘Adopt-a-Child’ Day Outing

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Bergrivier Outing 2009

Every year we have an ‘ADOPT-A-CHILD’ day outing where each one of our children is ‘adopted’ by either a family or adult volunteer for that entire day.

The ‘adopted‘ child is under your care and supervision for the whole day and you are responsible to arrange what ‘your‘ child needs for the day:  food, drinks and snacks and for the little ones, disposable nappies. And don’t forget the sun-tan lotion! (more…)

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Taking Photographs

no photographyWhenever we have visitors at our home they always LOVE to take photographs of the children. We cannot however allow this as the children’s backgrounds and names have to remain confidential. We do post photos on our website as this is under our control and will never give out any details of the children.

We therefore request that when you visit Christine Revell Children’s Home, that you refrain from photographing any of the children (including video recordings). We appreciate your co-operation in this regard – thank you!

Please read our article for more information on Visiting our Home.

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Visiting our home

We encourage visiting Christine Revell Children’s Home to all who are concerned about the welfare of children living in difficult circumstances. It is so easy to simply go on with our normal day-to-day lives and not concern ourselves with those less fortunate, or to push these thoughts to the back of our mind.

Visiting a home such as ours will bring more awareness of the plight of these children and encourage us to a greater sense of gratitude for our blessings. It also encourages our staff and children, and hopefully our visitors will leave with a desire to spread awareness of the home to their friends, family and colleagues.

If you are unable to visit our home you could get involved in other ways – read more about how you can Help Us.

If you are able to visit and would like to bring something for the children, may we ask you to please not bring unhealthy sweets and drinks but to select items from the list below. The children do get opportunities to eat chocolates and sweets, but we need to monitor what they eat and when, so we prefer it if our visitors rather bring items from our list.  We appreciate your assistance in this regard – thanks!

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Please choose healthy snacks

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Children’s Cots Renewed

Our babies/toddlers cots were in desperate need to be resprayed as they were looking rather miserable. The Medical Renovations and Supplies CC quoted the job to cost over R 36000.00.

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Babies Cots before renovation

Thanks to our generous and caring sponsors Acceleration Media, Mazor Steel and Stigting tot Steun Chritine Revell Children’s Home (from the Netherlands) through Waterfront Rotary we managed to get all the expenses covered for the children to have virtually brand new cots.

Not only were the cots fully repaired, galvanised and dipped in a non-toxic coating, but the wheels and brakes were also replaced.

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