Child Welfare Durban and District, the largest child welfare NPO in South Africa, is celebrating 100 years of existence, this year.
Since inception, they have been providing child protection services to over a million children in the Durban Metropolitan area extending to Umhlanga in the north, including Lamontville and Umlazi in the south together with Chesterville.
The organisation manages over 4, 500 different cases involving children who are extremely vulnerable and at risk. Their services are rendered at four levels: prevention, early intervention, statutory services and residential/ continuum of care. This mandate would be impossible to fulfil without active partnerships with the broader community.
They have successfully offered food, shelter, education, protection and foster care to their children on a daily basis for the past 99 years.
In 2018, they enter into the 100th year in their centenary. Despite the state of the economy, CWDD approaches the New Year with anticipation and positivity.
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They humbly request the public’s support in cash or kind. According to events co-ordinator, Wendy Tembe, there are several benefits of partnering with Child Welfare Durban and District.
“Donations made to the welfare are tax deductible in terms of the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962 and therefore, donors can claim the tax deduction from SARS when submitting their tax returns by attaching the 18A receipt received from our organisation. BEE (Black Economic Empowerment) points are also earned when making a donation to Child Welfare Durban and District,” she explained.
Tembe added, “Your time invested in reading our request is truly appreciated and we look forward to hearing from you in the near future.”