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The LightHouse Baby Shelter

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My name is Bianca, 

I am raising funds for The Lighthouse Baby Shelter in Johannesburg, Gauteng, which was founded by my Gran (Eleanor Dustan) in June 2008. This shelter is for abused and abandoned babies and children. 

The current ages of the children start at 3 months old and our oldest is 16 years old. 

At the moment we have 11 children and are expecting an additional 4 (unsure of the ages) children to be brought into our care over the weekend (end of October 2020)

I have worked with my gran closely since day one helping where I can.
 
However, Covid-19 has greatly impacted our source of funds and donations from regular and corporate donors. With this being said, we are desperate for any donations, big or small as it ALL makes a difference.

This shelter is dedicated to taking in and looking after abused and abandoned babies and children until they are fostered or adopted. Since June 2008, we have helped over 200 children get adopted and fostered. However not all the children are able to be adopted so Eleanor will raise them and give them an education until they are able to become independent adults. 

As COVID-19 has kept all of us uncertain, our usual financial donors are not able to assist, we have bills to pay, staff to pay, and school fees that need to be paid every month a long with the other living expenses that go along with it.

Reaching the target of R85 000.00 will mean that one months expenses will be paid so that the staff can stay on, our water and lights will be seen to,  school fees are paid and our children can be fed and clothed. 

With all donations, financial or not, we are able to help other Mothers and babies in the community in Zandspruit and the local homeless folk will be supported over the festive season with basic necessities and a plate offood.

There is such a need for support of children and mothers as well as those in the homes as there is very little coverage in the media of the statistics of abandoned babies and children due to poverty, abuse, lack of employment and lack of education. 

By helping The LightHouse Baby Shelter, you will also be helping +- 50-60 others that are less fortunate.  

Donations

  • Jun 30, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "May all the children at the home be blessed and stay safe everybody. God Bless" - Bianca

  • Feb 25, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    God be with you

    " - Lara van Aswegen

  • Dec 21, 2020 - USD $ 13.72
  • "Charlie Donation" - Charloe

  • Dec 20, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "On behalf of the Molemen" - Matthew Schlengemann

  • Dec 20, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck with the charity drive!" - Ariel Sasinsky

  • Dec 20, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "To round things out.. again" - Gregg (TemporalDistortion)

  • Dec 20, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "To round things out" - Gregg (TemporalDistortion)

  • Dec 20, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "." - Sarah Lindsay Roberts

  • Dec 20, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • ":)" - Cyan

  • Dec 20, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "The molecast purple pageant" - Shaun Rushmer

  • Dec 20, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "You guys rock!" - Ryan Young

  • Dec 20, 2020 - R 650.00
  • "Hoping this can help in this festive season" - Douw Pretorius

  • Dec 20, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Thank you for what you guys are doing to support such a great cause" - brandon garces

  • Dec 20, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Thanks for your hard work and generous love" - Kaz

  • Dec 20, 2020 - USD $ 67.48
  • "Well done guys. this is a great cause." - Craig

  • Dec 20, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck and keep up the good work" - Anonymous

  • Dec 20, 2020 - USD $ 13.72
  • "Good luck with your fundraising " - Linda

  • Dec 20, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Hope it helps" - Matt

  • Dec 20, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Carry on with the good work " - Chris

  • Dec 19, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Big thanks to the Lighthouse Baby Shelter for the great work they do. Thanks to Shaun and the Molemen for hosting the charity event." - Pedro Alves

  • Dec 19, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Keep up the great work." - Arnie

  • Dec 19, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "Merry Xmas!" - Grinning Gargoyle Gaming

  • Dec 19, 2020 - R 150.00
  • "A donation from Kim Fenner" - Kim Fenner

  • Dec 19, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Keep the good work up." - Carrot

  • Dec 18, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "You guys are great! Really love your streams and love this idea, hope you guys get tons in for this special event. " - QueenBee95

  • Dec 18, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Merry Christmas to all the little kiddies out there " - DeadpoetZA

  • Dec 18, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Let's kick this off! Merry Christmas all" - Gregg (TemporalDistortion)

  • Dec 03, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Xx" - Conor

  • Nov 13, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "

    "Not all of us can do great things, but we can all do small things with great love" - Mother Theresa. You certainly are doing GREAT things with GREAT love! Thank you x

    " - Anonymous

  • Nov 02, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "

    Such a great cause!

    " - Anonymous

  • Oct 30, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "“Keep shining beautiful ones . The world needs your light. “" - Natalie

  • Oct 30, 2020 - USD $ 60.86
  • "A little goes a long way" - Stephanie

  • Oct 30, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Getting fund raising going to support the children and less fortunate! " - Bianca

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Donations to date

R 14 513.71

Fundraising target

R 85 000.00
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My name is Bianca, 

I am raising funds for The Lighthouse Baby Shelter in Johannesburg, Gauteng, which was founded by my Gran (Eleanor Dustan) in June 2008. This shelter is for abused and abandoned babies and children.