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- make a difference to not only a child at school, but their family as well, by your sponsorship of only R200

Preparing for Grade R or any new grade is, or at least should be an exciting time for any child and parent.  Misha* is a mother of 4.  For her, it has been an extremely stressful and worrying time. “Mama, when am I getting my books ; Mama, I need crayons”. “Ms Misha, please send stationary to school for your daughter.”  Many of us know this all too well !

Abandoned by her husband who left with the little money they had, Misha now works part time as a Chef and has not been able to find full time work.  Her salary, little as it is, has to be enough to house and feed 4 children, all who live with her in a tiny 2x2m room. When Denzil, our field worker came to her door with a box of stationery for each of her children, she burst into tears - both relieved and overjoyed that her children’s needs were met.

Now, not only can her children happily continue their new school with what they need, but it is the beginning of this family’s life being changed through continued care and mentoring.   

This is an example of the impact of just one such educational aid pack.  Over the last 3 years, City Mission has been privileged to work with many such families.  Through this, families have been impacted and changed in ways they never thought possible. Make a Donation

The Educational aids pack included basic essentials like pencils, pens, crayons, Pritt, rulers, erasers, math sets, calculators, labels, note pads etc. - everything a child would need at school.  Sets for the younger ones will have items like crayons, paints, an apron etc.
You can make a significant difference to not only a child at school, but their family as well, by your sponsorship of only R200 - even more so if your R200 gift is on a monthly basis.

Send us your response slip back today with your commitment or safely and easily make your donation online from this link. 

Together we can make a difference - one box at a time!


City Mission will be hosting a ‘Stop Hunger Now Meal Packaging Event’.

Last year many volunteers and friends of City Mission packed 10 000 meals in under 3 hours.  The volunteers ranged from teens as young 14 years up to the ages of around 75 years of age.

It costs City mission R28 512 to supply 48 Boxes (10 368 meals), that will sustain thousands through the winter months.  Get your company and staff involved, or as an individual, make your donation that will go towards the purchase of raw ingredients for the meals.  Make your donation.

The meal packaging event is a fun and engaging way for volunteers to be part of the drive to address hunger and food deprivation in families. City Mission will award each volunteer with a Community Service Certificate.  The meals are highly nutritious and comprise of rice, soya, dehydrated vegetable mix and a fortification pack of 23 essential minerals and vitamins specifically formulated to combat malnutrition (complying with the UNICEF standard). 

The event takes place on the 2nd May this year and City Mission is calling on Volunteers who would love to get involved in the programme.  Come and join us and become part of this annual amazing event.  Applications will close once we reach 70 volunteers. 


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