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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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We are so excited to announce that Thandi Draai and friends will be hosting the 2nd GIFT OF GIVING Charity Drive for GCF!! ❤

YES!!!! 🙌🙌🙌

So if you don't want to miss out this time, make sure you keep the 31st October and 1st November open to catch them on Zuri Beach Club in Margate!! Entrance is non-perishable food items or R100. 👍

Entrance (as per GCF needs list):
* Nappies
* Formula
* Wet wipes
* Toiletries
* Rice
* Oil
* Samp
* Maize
* Pasta
* Oats/porridge
* Tinned fish
* Sugar
* Potatoes/butternut/onions
* Soups
* Juice
* Single bed fitted sheets
* Towels/face cloths

#ThandiDraai #Hope4Tomorrow #giftofgiving #zuribeach
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We are so excited to announce that Thandi Draai and friends will be hosting the 2nd GIFT OF GIVING Charity Drive for GCF!! ❤

YES!!!! 🙌🙌🙌

So if you don't want to miss out this time, make sure you keep the 31st October and 1st November open to catch them on Zuri Beach Club in Margate!! Entrance is non-perishable food items or R100. 👍

Entrance (as per GCF needs list):
* Nappies
* Formula
* Wet wipes
* Toiletries
* Rice
* Oil
* Samp
* Maize
* Pasta
* Oats/porridge
* Tinned fish
* Sugar
* Potatoes/butternut/onions
* Soups
* Juice
* Single bed fitted sheets
* Towels/face cloths

DON'T MISS THIS AWESOME EVENT!!! ✌

#ThandiDraai #Hope4Tomorrow #giftofgiving #zuribeach
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LIFE IS A JOURNEY, NOT A DESTINATION ✌

Monica and Thandi Draai talk about her "journey towards a better me" and how she worked through those things to heal from her past trauma.

We are all extremely proud of the woman Thandi is today. Her passion to bring healing to those who have had to endure the same abuse, is inspiring. 🙌💛

Go read her story: www.gcf.org.za/stories/the-triumphant-rise-of-thandi-draai/

Or to donate to her campaign: www.givengain.com/cc/hope4tomorrow/

#Hope4Tomorrow #musicdream #LifeIsAJourneyNotADestination
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BREAKTHROUGH!!
We have good news!!! Admission to Give a Child a Family Child and Youth Care Centre wasn’t necessary for this little miracle baby when she was born a few nights ago!!! Yes, that is awesome news! WHY? Because she went straight into the arms of a loving ‘emergency mommy’ that we call Temporary Safe Care (TSC) Parents. These parents have been assessed, screened and trained, and they are ready to take in a baby when the call comes through, even in the middle of the night. We are so very thankful to these amazing parents, who open their homes and hearts to make a baby’s first moment in this world, a safe, loving and caring one.

When we started out on this journey, we didn’t realise how difficult it would be to get others to understand that institutions are not good for babies and their development, and that they need to go straight into the arms of a loving parent, but we at Give a Child a Family believe that children belong in secure families, we always have! So, with years of experience, knowledge and skills of dealing with this issue, we have finally been able to launch the Temporary Safe Care (TSC) Programme, despite the challenges faced. It is geared to place babies into a loving home instead of admitting them into the centre. Families are monitored, home visits are done, to make sure that the babies are well cared for and loved, in order for them to thrive - it is their right to survive, thrive and develop to their full potential.

Recently, we have read in our local newspapers about three babies dumped/abandoned under lockdown level 1, and it breaks our hearts that this is still happening, so we continue to raise awareness and educate/advocate wherever possible, that there are options when you feel you cannot take care of your baby/child. We urge you to encourage a scared parent to contact us or the nearest child welfare office for assistance if they feel they cannot take care of their baby.

@KZN South Coast Hot Spots has invested in a Baby Safe, where parents can place their baby anonymously if they feel they cannot take care of their baby. The Baby Safe is located at the Baptist church in Port Shepstone, right across the road from the provincial hospital.

“For now, we are super excited that this little miracle is safe in the arms of one of our TSC parents. To let you in on a secret, when we heard about this, there were shouts of joy on the phone knowing that this child did not have to be dumped but handed over in an orderly manner with mother’s consent and she is giving a CHILDLESS FAMILY the GREATEST GIFT she could – A BABY!”

All children deserve at least one adult who is crazy about them. For further info on how to become a TSC parent, please contact Nomvuyi Matshoba at nomvuyi@gcf.org.za. If you’d like to assist with abandoned babies care packages, please contact Mareli Schwartz on mareli@gcf.org.za, or to donate go to: www.givengain.com/cc/babiesneedyou/.

#TSCParents #TemporarySafeCare #BabiesNeedYou
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BREAKTHROUGH!! 
We have good news!!! Admission to Give a Child a Family Child and Youth Care Centre wasn’t necessary for this little miracle baby when she was born a few nights ago!!! Yes, that is awesome news! WHY? Because she went straight into the arms of a loving ‘emergency mommy’ that we call Temporary Safe Care (TSC) Parents. These parents have been assessed, screened and trained, and they are ready to take in a baby when the call comes through, even in the middle of the night. We are so very thankful to these amazing parents, who open their homes and hearts to make a baby’s first moment in this world, a safe, loving and caring one. 

When we started out on this journey, we didn’t realise how difficult it would be to get others to understand that institutions are not good for babies and their development, and that they need to go straight into the arms of a loving parent, but we at Give a Child a Family believe that children belong in secure families, we always have! So, with years of experience, knowledge and skills of dealing with this issue, we have finally been able to launch the Temporary Safe Care (TSC) Programme, despite the challenges faced. It is geared to place babies into a loving home instead of admitting them into the centre. Families are monitored, home visits are done, to make sure that the babies are well cared for and loved, in order for them to thrive - it is their right to survive, thrive and develop to their full potential. 

Recently, we have read in our local newspapers about three babies dumped/abandoned under lockdown level 1, and it breaks our hearts that this is still happening, so we continue to raise awareness and educate/advocate wherever possible, that there are options when you feel you cannot take care of your baby/child. We urge you to encourage a scared parent to contact us or the nearest child welfare office for assistance if they feel they cannot take care of their baby. 

@KZN South Coast Hot Spots has invested in a Baby Safe, where parents can place their baby anonymously if they feel they cannot take care of their baby. The Baby Safe is located at the Baptist church in Port Shepstone, right across the road from the provincial hospital. 

“For now, we are super excited that this little miracle is safe in the arms of one of our TSC parents. To let you in on a secret, when we heard about this, there were shouts of joy on the phone knowing that this child did not have to be dumped but handed over in an orderly manner with mother’s consent and she is giving a CHILDLESS FAMILY the GREATEST GIFT she could – A BABY!” 

All children deserve at least one adult who is crazy about them. For further info on how to become a TSC parent, please contact Nomvuyi Matshoba at nomvuyi@gcf.org.za. If you’d like to assist with abandoned babies care packages, please contact Mareli Schwartz on mareli@gcf.org.za, or to donate go to:  https://www.givengain.com/cc/babiesneedyou/. 

#TSCParents #TemporarySafeCare #BabiesNeedYou

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Amen ❤️❤️

Fabulous work and God bless those temporary parents. The best start in life is is definitely in a loving caring family. Attachment bonds don't need to be with the maternal mother but with somebody safe and who can meet their needs. These people are angels from God Himself. 💕

May GOD BLESS YOU ALL. Each child is precious in the sight of GOD. You are Angels. Thank you for caring. 😇💜💕😇

This is just amazing. Well done guys xx

Great work may you enjoy what you are doing for a long tme

That is awesome. Thank you

Oh my goodness this is fantastic.

That's super awesome...!! ❤️

So wonderful

May all of you be blessed in abundance you truly deserve it

What a blessing for the baby and the "new" mom. Wonderful news! God is still a God of miracles.

Amen

Så fantastiskt att se hur ni hjälper till att öppna familjer och samhällen. Vi ber dagligen att ni skall få kraft och vishet för nästa steg i utvecklingen.

Quintus Claudette van Schalkwyk

Fantastic news

Fantastic!!

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Peace and humility to our nation. HAPPY HERITAGE DAY. 😍

The blessings of our lord Jesus over our beloved SA and her people 🙏🏻❤️

Love to all of you from the Immanuel Church in Sweden!

Lots of love from Sweden!

Stunning 🎉❤️👍

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Happy Heritage Day to our fellow South Africans!

"The BEST Heritage Day we could have is to build bridges, break down our walls, and be PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN!" - Monica Woodhouse

The events of heritage day are important in that they promulgate a nationwide identity, foster reconciliation, and cultivate the notion that differences can be used as assets as opposed to tools of conflict. This is the drive that led President Nelson Mandela and his government to make September 24th a heritage celebration day. According to him, the rich, yet varied cultural heritage of South African people, could help rebuild the newly reformed nation. In addition, the country would collectively seek to fight the evils instigated by the ousted apartheid regime. The new regime knew that this could only be achieved if the people came together as one. Read more: briefly.co.za/25804-5-facts-heritage-day-south-africa-know.html

#Ubuntu #HeritageDay2020 #ProudlySouthAfrican #WeAreOneBigHappyFamily
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Happy Heritage Day to our fellow South Africans! 

The BEST Heritage Day we could have is to build bridges, break down our walls, and be PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN! - Monica Woodhouse 

The events of heritage day are important in that they promulgate a nationwide identity, foster reconciliation, and cultivate the notion that differences can be used as assets as opposed to tools of conflict. This is the drive that led President Nelson Mandela and his government to make September 24th a heritage celebration day. According to him, the rich, yet varied cultural heritage of South African people, could help rebuild the newly reformed nation. In addition, the country would collectively seek to fight the evils instigated by the ousted apartheid regime. The new regime knew that this could only be achieved if the people came together as one. Read more: https://briefly.co.za/25804-5-facts-heritage-day-south-africa-know.html

#Ubuntu #HeritageDay2020 #ProudlySouthAfrican #WeAreOneBigHappyFamily

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