Coronavirus Outbreak: National Lockdown
Additional precautionary measures at LITTLE EDEN
Following the President’s announcement of a National lockdown in South Africa, LITTLE EDEN has implemented additional measures, including the closure of both Homes to the public.
Every one of us is experiencing the impact of Coronavirus
It is a time of great uncertainly, both globally and within our own country. As LITTLE EDEN faces this pandemic, our resilience is being tested to the limit.
Financially we have been hard hit. On the one hand, costs have gone up – with the need to provide additional hygiene products, personal protective equipment, and cleaning staff. At the same time, our income has taken a huge dive, with the postponement of our annual fête – a major fundraiser – and the closure of our charity shop, which provides a steady revenue. Also, restricting external access to our Homes has a direct impact on donations received.
All this means that we will end our current financial year in a deficit – and predictions for the year ahead are that income will be down between 30%-50%. We’ve already put plans in place to trim expenses and approach private partners and the government to expand their funding support.
But it’s going to take wholehearted support from everyone who cares about the future of our country’s most vulnerable people … children and adults with profound intellectual disability … to ensure we keep our doors open.
Please click the button above to make your donation now.
Our heartfelt thanks go to our funders, partners and stakeholders – as well as to all those who have reached out to us with messages of support and offers of help. With you by our side, we will come out of this stronger.
Our ability to unite when faced with challenges has always defined us as a nation. Please don’t forget our ‘angels’ look in this time of great need. Any amount you can donate now will make a difference. And please continue to pray for our country and the vulnerable people in our care.
Our children don’t understand what Coronavirus is. They simply trust us to keep them safe and happy … always.
8 ways to support Little Eden
- Buy our pecan nuts and other products
- Fundraise for us – run a marathon or donate your birthday
- Leave a bequest in your Will
- Make a cash donation – once off or monthly. Even small amounts make a difference
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