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🔴 Red Recovery for Lives: Changing Lives Through Rugby in Johannesburg!

Join the Reds in our mission to make a lasting impact on the lives of the children at the Johannesburg Children’s Home (JCH) through the Red Recovery for Lives campaign.

At the Johannesburg Children’s Home, they are not just fostering a safe haven, but they are also cultivating self-sufficiency through their impressive vegetable garden, which currently supplies 90% of their own food.

Our goal is to double the food supply for these deserving children by expanding their crops and upgrading their agricultural equipment. The Reds are thrilled to be part of this transformative project that goes beyond the field to create a positive ripple effect in our community.

By supporting Red Recovery for Lives, you’re not only contributing to the nutritional well-being of these children but also empowering them with the skills and resources they need for a brighter future. Together, we can ensure that the Johannesburg Children’s Home continues to thrive and inspire hope in the hearts of the young ones under their care.

Lets play for change and build a stronger, healthier community for the children of Johannesburg! 🏉🔴

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Founded in 1892, the Johannesburg Children’s Home is the oldest charitable institution in the City.

The original home in Fordsburg was established with the proceeds from a Fancy Fair (£4779) organised by a committee under the chairmanship of Mrs von Brandis, wife of the Landdrost.

These women were nothing, if not courageous! Costs for the upkeep of the home were met by weekly street collections and, since their aim was to help any and every child in distress, it was decided that the Home would be entirely ‘undenominational’.

Before long, larger premises were needed, and eight stands in Twist Street, Hospital Hill, were donated to the committee by the Transvaal Government. While building on this site was developed, 70 children were housed in Beit Street, Doornfontein.

During the South African War friends cared for most of the children. The remainder were sent with the matron to Verulam, Natal. They were supported by donations of food and clothing from residents there and money from Johannesburg refugees in Natal.

After their return in July 1902, the need for a larger and suitably designed Home became a priority. It was decided that the Twist Street position was unsuitable and the stands were sold back to the Government for £12 000. This sum, together with public donations enabled us to buy our present ground in Observatory. The new Home was opened by the Countess of Selbourne, wife of the Governor-General, in 1906 and did yeoman service for 30 years.

In 1985 the cottage system was introduced to create a more personal and less institutionalised environment. With exciting and dramatic political change in South Africa, the Home now caters for children of all races between the ages of 3 and 18 years.

Hundreds of children have passed through the Home since its inception in 1892. Many of them have become valuable members of the community and we are confident that those now entrusted to our care will, in turn, play their part in the future of our country.

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Name Donate Amount Date
Thobela Metu R5.00 June 3, 2024 7:28 AM
Thobela Metu R5.00 June 3, 2024 6:52 AM
Anonymous R250.00 April 16, 2024 9:27 AM
Barbara Young R250.00 April 16, 2024 9:18 AM
Paul Marketos R500.00 April 16, 2024 9:03 AM
Anonymous R150.00 April 12, 2024 4:43 PM
Anonymous R1,000.00 April 12, 2024 8:01 AM
Anonymous R1,000.00 April 4, 2024 2:52 PM
Anonymous R100.00 April 4, 2024 1:44 PM
Lehlohonolo "Dsups" Sehloho R500.00 March 28, 2024 10:57 AM
Anonymous R500.00 March 8, 2024 1:41 PM
Rachel Noble R250.00 March 4, 2024 3:39 PM
Anonymous R1,000.00 March 4, 2024 1:32 PM
Mark Hinton R1,000.00 March 3, 2024 7:51 PM
Sean Barclay R2,000.00 March 2, 2024 4:10 AM
Anonymous R100.00 March 1, 2024 7:15 PM
Marko Jansen R100.00 March 1, 2024 7:04 PM