#GivingTuesday November 30, 2021
Support for Unakho Children's home
Please join us for #GivingTuesday to raise $5,000 for clothes and school supplies for Unakho Children's Home.
Julius and Irene's Story
Pastor Julius and Irene Bonani planted a church in Barcelona, an informal settlement in Cape Town, South Africa in 2001. The Barcelona community had lots of needs--crime was rampant and the entrenched poverty made the church plant pretty challenging on top of the massive social issues. But they soon found out that the most pressing need was providing a safe space for unwanted or neglected children. Social Services workers began bringing abandoned or at-risk children to the Bonanis because they knew that Julius and Irene would provide them with a good home. And over the years the number of children with Julius and Irene has grown to over 30. These children became part of their growing family. They were able to provide for the many needs of the children through their small pensions and the generosity of many people over many years.
Although they have significant needs throughout the year, our goal now is to raise the funding for school clothes and supplies for the next school year starting in January 2022. $ 5,000.00 will cover these needs and help to get some other essentials taken care of over the holidays.
Learn about I & J Unakho Children's Home here
What Your Gift Will Accomplish
With your support, the 24 school-age children ( plus 5 toddlers who also need other support) will have what they need for the beginning of school 2022. As the saying goes: many hands make the work light, so whatever amount you can afford will be really helpful.
- Your gift of $25 provides school supplies for one child.
- Your gift of $50 provides a school uniform for one child.
- Your gift of $100 provides a school uniform for 2 children.
- Your gift of $200 provides a school uniform for 5 children.
- Your gift of $1000 sponsors food and supplies for the children's home for 1 month.