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GCF operates from the conviction that children have the right to grow up in a family and this principle is embedded in the GCF vision.

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Give a Child a Family

A much needed break from “reality” took place together with our local colleagues at Skogheim Christian Centre, when GCF facilitated the last Social Work Forum for the year. Rewinding, debriefing and encouraging words mixed beautifully when meeting each other for the first time in a long time.

Thank you for your hospitality Skogheim Christian Trust. 🙏

Thank you all from Child Welfare Port Shepstone, Child Welfare SA Margate, @safeplacekzn, Stholimpilo Alchohol & Drug Rehab Centre, Themba Club, FAMSA and Siyamthanda for joining us!

#SocialWorkers #SelfCare #WeNeedEachOther
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A much needed break from “reality” took place together with our local colleagues at Skogheim Christian Centre, when GCF facilitated the last Social Work Forum for the year. Rewinding, debriefing and encouraging words mixed beautifully when meeting each other for the first time in a long time. 

Thank you for your hospitality Skogheim Christian Trust. 🙏

Thank you all from Child Welfare Port Shepstone, Child Welfare SA Margate, @safeplacekzn, Stholimpilo Alchohol & Drug Rehab Centre, Themba Club, FAMSA and Siyamthanda for joining us! 

#SocialWorkers #SelfCare #WeNeedEachOther
TO END THE VIOLENCE, BREAK THE SILENCE 🗣

#16DaysOfActivism #EndGenderBasedViolence #EndViolenceAgainstChildren
#BreakTheSilence #BreakTheCycle #DontLookAway #ActAgainstAbuse

As most of you know by now, Spar has an initiative/campaign running until January 2021, where you can get a voucher to buy Bata school shoes for only R40 a pair, if you spend R500 or more!

We have received two pairs of school shoes so far as donations and asked the children to wear them for a day to see if they are comfortable, and they are!

We would really appreciate it (and be so grateful) if we could get more school shoes donated to the children, so we have collected all the shoe sizes of the school-going children for easy reference.

Starting from the small sizes:
Size 7 - 1 pair (girl)
Size 8 - 1 pair (girl)
Size 9 - 2 pairs (girls)
Size 10 - 1 pair (girl)
Size 11 - 3 pairs (girls)
Size 12 - 3 pairs (2 boys, 1 girl)
Size 1 - 3 pairs (2 boys, 1 girl)
Size 2 - 1 pair (girl)
Size 3 - 2 pairs (1 boy, 1 girl)
Size 4 - 1 pair (girl)

For further info, please contact Mareli at mareli@gcf.org.za.

Thank you!

#back2school #SPAR #bataschoolshoedrive #happyfeet #whatabargain
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As most of you know by now, Spar has an initiative/campaign running until January 2021, where you can get a voucher to buy Bata school shoes for only R40 a pair, if you spend R500 or more! 

We have received two pairs of school shoes so far as donations and asked the children to wear them for a day to see if they are comfortable, and they are! 

We would really appreciate it (and be so grateful) if we could get more school shoes donated to the children, so we have collected all the shoe sizes of the school-going children for easy reference. 

Starting from the small sizes: 
Size 7 - 1 pair (girl)
Size 8 - 1 pair (girl)
Size 9 - 2 pairs (girls)
Size 10 - 1 pair (girl)
Size 11 - 3 pairs (girls)
Size 12 - 3 pairs (2 boys, 1 girl)
Size 1 - 3 pairs (2 boys, 1 girl)
Size 2 - 1 pair (girl)
Size 3 - 2 pairs (1 boy, 1 girl)
Size 4 - 1 pair (girl)

For further info, please contact Mareli at mareli@gcf.org.za. 

Thank you! 

#Back2School #Spar #BataSchoolShoeDrive #HappyFeet #WhatABargain

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Hi Mareli. I bought 3 pairs to donate, but haven't identified who to donate to. I am happy to send to you via courier to hand out. I have 2 pairs boys size 13 and 1 pair boys size 12. I have another 2 vouchers so will go and buy 2 more pairs. Please just keep in mind that the Bata/Spar promotion only has boys shoes and only goes up to Size 1. So the smaller sizes. Stock is also low, so not surw what sizes I will be able to get for the other 2.

On 26 November 2012, Jan Oosthuizen and Mareli Schwartz signed on the dotted lines of their contracts and committed to always give their best to the organisation and serve the children in the centre, and their families. Today they celebrate their 8 year anniversary at GCF!

When we asked them about their journey at GCF, they were both very quick to tell us how much they've learned and grown in these past 8 years, especially this past year. "GCF is like a 'training school', I've learned a lot," said Jan. "It is so refreshing to meet and work with people who have the same heart as you, people who care about others. GCF also gives you freedom to use your imagination, be it to improve systems or procedures to work smarter, not harder, and the space and freedom to grow. I love it here." When asked to give one word, Jan chose MOTIVATION. "The people here motivate you to be better and to grow."

Mareli has made it very clear that she is never going to leave. Her journey started as Monica Woodhouse's Personal Assistant and she has now moved over to Marketing and Communications. "Working alongside Monica has been the most rewarding experience of my life," said Mareli. "I have learned and grown so much over the past 8 years, it is such a blessing, but difficult to put into words exactly how much GCF has meant to me. I absolutely LOVE my job, I love my colleagues, who have become my family, and I love and adore the children." When we asked Mareli what her one word would be, she chose GROWTH. "I am not the same person I was 8 years ago, but I'm also not the same person I was 1 year ago! I have grown so much and I am so grateful for that!"

We look forward to having you both here for another 8 (or many more) years!

#SafetyOfficer #Marketer #8YearAnniversary #GCFFamily
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On 26 November 2012, Jan Oosthuizen and Mareli Schwartz signed on the dotted lines of their contracts and committed to always give their best to the organisation and serve the children in the centre, and their families. Today they celebrate their 8 year anniversary at GCF! 

When we asked them about their journey at GCF, they were both very quick to tell us how much theyve learned and grown in these past 8 years, especially this past year. GCF is like a training school, Ive learned a lot, said Jan. It is so refreshing to meet and work with people who have the same heart as you, people who care about others. GCF also gives you freedom to use your imagination, be it to improve systems or procedures to work smarter, not harder, and the space and freedom to grow. I love it here. When asked to give one word, Jan chose MOTIVATION. The people here motivate you to be better and to grow. 

Mareli has made it very clear that she is never going to leave. Her journey started as Monica Woodhouses Personal Assistant and she has now moved over to Marketing and Communications. Working alongside Monica has been the most rewarding experience of my life, said Mareli. I have learned and grown so much over the past 8 years, it is such a blessing, but difficult to put into words exactly how much GCF has meant to me. I absolutely LOVE my job, I love my colleagues, who have become my family, and I love and adore the children. When we asked Mareli what her one word would be, she chose GROWTH. I am not the same person I was 8 years ago, but Im also not the same person I was 1 year ago! I have grown so much and I am so grateful for that! 

We look forward to having you both here for another 8 (or many more) years! 

#SafetyOfficer #Marketer #8YearAnniversary #GCFFamily

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Thank you for sharing 💓 we so blessed to have you both, hopefully for many years to come. Congratulations 👏 for making it.

You both are legends in your fields. I salute you both on a personal capacity as well as the COO of Abounding Hope Community Development for your creativity and support and great ideas.

Congratulations colleagues !! You are a blessing to us all!

Awesomeness!!!! Baie geluk.

Our children absolutely LOVE school and they can't wait for the next school year, they are that excited! Bless them.

GCF's Back2School Bag project kicks off today in partnership with Ramsgate Stationers! If you are doing your stationery shopping or would like to contribute or sponsor a bag, you will find our box on their counter, or you could make a donation with reference BACK2SCHOOL BAG via any of our options available on our website, www.gcf.org.za/donate/.

A very big THANK YOU to Ramsgate Stationers for giving us such great prices on our stationery.

#back2schoolbagproject #ramsgatestationers #powerfulpartnerships #unbeatableprices #stationeryshopping
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Our children absolutely LOVE school and they cant wait for the next school year, they are that excited! Bless them. 

GCFs Back2School Bag project kicks off today in partnership with Ramsgate Stationers! If you are doing your stationery shopping or would like to contribute or sponsor a bag, you will find our box on their counter, or you could make a donation with reference BACK2SCHOOL BAG via any of our options available on our website, www.gcf.org.za/donate/. 

A very big THANK YOU to Ramsgate Stationers for giving us such great prices on our stationery. 

#Back2SchoolBagProject #RamsgateStationers #PowerfulPartnerships #UnbeatablePrices #StationeryShopping

The GCF Family, as we often call ourselves, has had a hard time to come together this year, but over the past two Wednesdays we have finally been able to connect. Our annual staff party, became two Corona-adapted parties in smaller groups than normal.

Perhaps we appreciated each other’s company a little extra, being able to catch up and share a great feast together. The laughter and dancing will stay with us for a long time.

#GCFFamily #TheTeamThatMakesTheDreamWork #StaffParty #ThankfulAndGrateful
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It was a great day indeed

Skratt & dans i glädje! Kan det vara bättre? Blessings!

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