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LOVE 4 LUCCA

LOVE 4 LUCCA

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My name is Jeannie Henderson and I am a mom to 2 incredible twin boys, Barron and Kergan. The twins were born very premature and as a result the twins have a couple of developmental difficulties. Barron in particular has been diagnosed with a range of disorders from ADHD, sensory integration problems and developmental and cognitive delays. The whole of 2019 I searched for a school that would be able to manage my little boy as well as be able to teach him in his own learning pattern.

When I found LUCCA, I felt like my prayers had been answered. This little school in Blairgowrie is not only run by a phenomenal lady, Alison Moschetta, also a parent of a special needs child so who knows what other parents are going through, but is a haven for kiddies in need of intense love and understanding in a very unsympathetic world.

LUCCA was founded on the 1st of May 2014 as an exclusive Special Needs School Catering for the Education, Vocational and Mobility needs of Downs Syndrome, Undiagnosed Syndromes, Cerebral Palsy, Blind, Visual & Hearing Impairment, Neurological delays, Autism, Premature Babies, Sensory Integration difficulties, Developmental delays, Physical disabilities and any multiple disabilities from birth to 21 years.

The shortage of special-needs schools in this country is frightening. Of the 25 850 schools, only 423 cater to children with special needs and disabilities, and only 63 provide education up to matric.
I, for one, was blown away by the love, support and caring that this family run school provided for its children and their overwhelmed and desperate parents.

When COVID hit in March 2020, LUCCA suffered an immense loss with regards to income due to unpaid accounts, as well as a loss of numbers of learners who could not attend school as they are immune compromised children. In July the school tallied the total outstanding debtors at R396,478.00 and a monthly loss of R241,808.00. With rent, utilities, operating costs and the remaining teacher’s salaries still to be paid every month just for starters, the horizon for this exceptional school is not a positive one.  

The school’s foremost objective is to ensure that they remain financially sustainable until the end of this year, as well as to ensure that they keep all the children safe, educated, healthy and happy, whether they attend for the day or are still utilising the online educational support materials and sessions.

With the numbers of children who are currently attending LUCCA and the likelihood that they will not be having any new or current off- site learners returning or joining LUCCA this year due to COVID, the school is in crisis and needs your help if it is going to remain open for the children that rely so heavily on its existence.

PLEASE HELP US TO RAISE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE TO KEEP THIS PRECIOUS GEM OF A SCHOOL ALIVE AND WELL DURING THIS EXCEPTIONALLY DIFFICULT TIME.

All funds raised will go to the daily operations and monthly expenses of the school in order for them to survive the year. Paying rates and taxes, rent, utilities, teachers salaries, stationary and consumables for the kids and PPE equipment for the staff and lots more

 

*As per the campaign creator's request, funds raised will be paid directly to LUCCA*

Donations

  • Sep 22, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck with raising the rest - I'm sure you will get there soon" - Judy Bird

  • Sep 14, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Thank you for the amazing work you do, really hope you can get through these tough times!" - Dylan & Martine

  • Sep 09, 2020 - R 250.00
  • "Wish we could give more...." - Lisa

  • Sep 08, 2020 - R 2 000.00
  • "." - Ryan

  • Sep 08, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "

    Lucca is a wonderful school. My daughter Samantha is very happy there.

    " - Christine Walsh

  • Sep 06, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Keep up the awesome work" - Marc Fourie

  • Sep 05, 2020 - R 400.00
  • "All the best" - Mark and Nicolyn

  • Sep 05, 2020 - USD $ 120.67
  • "Good luck with hitting the target Cus :-) xx" - David Rogers

  • Sep 04, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Wishing you all the best" - Eric

  • Sep 04, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "A special school for extra special children" - Lauren

  • Sep 04, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "Thanks for the work you do" - Tim Brophy

  • Sep 04, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "This is an amazing cause xx" - Debbie O'Mahony

  • Sep 04, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Best of Luck with the Fundraiser Jeanie" - Dan

  • Sep 04, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Been there - so well done to the whole Lucca team " - DEANNE REID

  • Sep 04, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "All the best" - Ron Henderson

  • Sep 04, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Always ready to help the real good causes! " - Nuno Carepa

  • Sep 03, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Always lovely to run for a good cause" - Jean

  • Sep 03, 2020 - R 50.00
  • "Lucca Spring Race" - Yolandi

  • Sep 03, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Great initiative glad to support a worthy cause" - Alison Hoogeweegen

  • Sep 03, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "With lots of love and tons of hugs" - Gerard

  • Sep 03, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "

    Keep hope alive

    " - Danie & Liezl Grove

  • Sep 03, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "

    Special love for special kids

    " - Visage & Thanushya Naidoo

  • Sep 03, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Such a good cause. From one runner to another xx" - Janine

  • Sep 02, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Hope you guys are able to stay open and keep doing the valuable work you are doing" - Andrew Stones

  • Sep 01, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "We adore LUCCA and believe truly in the JOY, LOVE and HOPE that we get in return x" - Carolyn and Marc Slabbert

  • Sep 01, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "To a very special school - keep changing lives & developing our little warriors!" - Jenna, Werner & Luke

  • Aug 31, 2020 - R 108.00
  • "

    Great initiative. Thank you for your perseverance.

    " - Kamani Moodley

  • Aug 31, 2020 - R 150.00
  • "Keep up the great work" - Brendon Fischer

  • Aug 29, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Thank you for the good work. " - Ronell du Plessis

  • Aug 29, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Keep up the good work. " - Helene-Mari du Plessis

  • Aug 29, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "The McCullagh family has a lot of love for Lucca. You guys are awesome." - Michelle McCullagh

  • Aug 28, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "As a teacher myself, this project is close to my heart" - Tracey

  • Aug 28, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Lets keep this school open! I raised a special needs girl.Centres like this HAVE to prevail!!

    " - Celeste Melville

  • Aug 27, 2020 - R 1 500.00
  • "A great initiative for a special little school. Well done Jeans !" - Leigh Bowen

  • Aug 27, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "A very worthwhile cause!" - Adam

  • Aug 27, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "All the best Jeans" - Kate

  • Aug 27, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "

    Bowers Family

    " - Eben

  • Aug 27, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "

    Proud of you Seth. We love you

    " - Aunty Zeeta and Uncle G

  • Aug 26, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Thanks for everything you do. " - Ilse

  • Aug 26, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Wishing you all the best. What a wonderful initiative and school." - Kim Hebden

  • Aug 26, 2020 - R 170.00
  • "

    Sonneglans Community members support

    " - Sonneglans Community

  • Aug 26, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "

    You are every step of the way with our Seth. Thanks for being apart of his journey

    " - Bowers Family Entry

  • Aug 25, 2020 - USD $ 25.13
  • "Love to our Seth, all the way from Ireland " - Eldred Julius Jnr

  • Aug 25, 2020 - R 2 000.00
  • "Thank you!" - Koji Shirotani

  • Aug 21, 2020 - USD $ 58.05
  • "What an amazing school. The very best of luck in your fundraising efforts for this deserving cause." - Beverly

  • Aug 20, 2020 - R 600.00
  • "Well done on all your hard work. Special people helping special children" - Bev Leitch

  • Aug 20, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Thank you for your wonderful effort to support children with special needs." - Isao & Tomoko

  • Aug 16, 2020 - R 50.00
  • "Keep doing the work you're doing! It's truly amazing. " - Anriette van der Riet

  • Aug 13, 2020 - USD $ 286.96
  • "Thanks for the great work done" - Carlos

  • Aug 13, 2020 - R 2 000.00
  • "To an amazing school created for our son and all the other angels who attend LUCCA" - Giovanni Moschetta

  • Aug 12, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Jeans" - Jeannie

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R 33 120.61

Fundraising target

R 100 000.00
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My name is Jeannie Henderson and I am a mom to 2 incredible twin boys, Barron and Kergan. The twins were born very premature and as a result the twins have a couple of developmental difficulties.

When I found LUCCA, I felt like my prayers had been answered. This little school in Blairgowrie is not only run by a phenomenal lady, Alison Moschetta, also a parent of a special needs child so who knows what other parents are going through, but is a haven for kiddies in need of intense love and understanding in a very unsympathetic world.