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What we do?

The inefficiency of a boarding school setup for the normal development of children very quickly became evident. A decision was made to build individual houses with a maximum number of 13 children per house. This enables the children’s home to cater for the individual needs of each child Jacaranda Children’s Home has 22 houses, and the Louis Botha Children’s Home has 11 houses. Many of these houses have basic day-to-day needs.

Against this background a project was initiated called Adopt-a-Home. This project enables concerned individuals, companies, church groups or teams to adopt-a-home, becoming involved in assisting the needy houses to improve their infrastructure and to meet day-to-day needs.

The project offers three distinct options for adoptions:

1. Adoption by individuals: who can adopt a house by offering their
time, expertise and/or funds
2. Adoption by a group: Individuals can club together to adopt a house and offer time, expertise and/or funds
3. Adoption by a company: A company may choose to adopt a house of its choice

The Phases of the project:

Phase One
• The need of each house is prepared in a profile

Phase Two
• Potential adopters are sought
• Profiles of identified houses are presented to potential donors
• potential adopters can choose a house they wish to adopt and the kind of adoption programme they wish to be part of

Phase Three
• Development work begins

Tax Benefits:

The Income Tax Act allows tax payers who make donations to Public Benefit Organisations registered under section 18A to deduct these donations limited to a maximum of 5% of the donor’s taxable income before the donation.

By assisting the Jakaranda and / or Louis Botha Children’s Homes, you will be giving back to the community by supporting institutions who are efficiently controlled, to ensure that the funds donated, helps our children to live up to their full potential.

We offer our sponsors free exposure through our databases, website (with a link to your website) on our websites ( /, as well as assistance with regards to releasing press releases.

Please feel free to call me should you wish to receive more information about the Children`s Homes.

Elzane van der Merwe
Marketing and Fundraising
Tel: 012 800 4700
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