Your financial support and messages mean the world to us. Even though we are apart, we feel the warmth of your caring concern – and we are truly grateful. Thank you!
Three weeks into Lockdown, I’m happy to report that everyone at LITTLE EDEN is safe.
Residents are spending lots of time in the open air, with various activities to keep them active and happy. Mass is live streamed for the residents in the meeting area outside the office.
All the staff are well and in good spirits. At ERV, staff have been on lockdown with the residents since 26 March. We are so blessed to have such dedicated carers, many of whom have been apart from their own families and loved ones in order to care for our ‘angels’. Thank you to all our staff; it is through your support, understanding and dedication that we are able continue to provide the care and love our residents deserve and rely on.
With the extended lockdown period, staff will now return home to also spend time with their families, and begin travelling to and from work daily again. All staff have been issued with masks, hand sanitiser and gloves to protect them whilst travelling.
We extend our thanks and appreciation to the parents and next of kin who are understandably anxious about not being able to visit, but they understand this is in the best interest of all.
Funding remains a huge challenge. Our needs are great. It will take R10 million to keep our doors open in the year ahead.
Additional expenses to cover the preventative measures necessary to deal with the pandemic continue to mount up. Certain medications usually supplied by the Department of Health are not in stock, and we have had to source, and pay for them, ourselves. We also urgently need a thermal thermometer as part of our risk mitigation and management plan.
If you are able to help now, please make your donation online or deposit directly into our bank account:
Bank: First National
Account Name: Little Eden Society
Acc no. 5468 0928 009
Branch code: 25-24-42
Acc. type: Cheque
Swift code: FIRNZAJJ
Please use your donor number or mobile number as the beneficiary reference, and email proof of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org so we may send your tax certificate.
Thank you again for loving and caring for children and adults with profound intellectual disability. We appreciate your support more than ever during this difficult time. It is through your support, commitment and prayers that we are able to tackle each day with courage, despite the uncertainty and challenges we face.