Joburg Child Welfare | Kwalata Adventure Centre, Dinokeng Game Reserve
Faithful Taste Holdings who have been the most amazing supporters of our Camp Footprints programme again sponsored our 2 ‘Christmas in the Bush’ camps. Through the generosity of the staff of Starbucks who each personally selected a gift for our campers, the 118 campers from both our Christmas camps received gifts of clothing, accessories and shoes, all beautifully wrapped with a personal note from each Starbucks staff member. The beneficiaries, selected by Taste Holdings staff, were Tembisa and Child Welfare and 2 organisations under the auspices of Joburg Child Welfare.
The Taste Crew came through to both camps to prepare and serve lunch to all the campers, staff and camp crew members. To add to the festive spirit, the tables in the camp boma were decorated with tinsel, baubles and sparkle to ensure that our campers experienced the joy and excitement that makes Christmas such a special time. The delicious food of Maxi’s burgers, Zebro’s chicken and 3 huge Christmas cakes sponsored by Dominoes were thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. Our exuberant Father Christmas and his merry band of elves engaged with the children and brought much fun and laughter to the festivities.
Johannesburg Child Welfare’s vision is of a society where children can grow up strong, safe and happy, where parents and caregivers can create the best possible family setting, so that no child suffers. During 2016 the dedicated team of over 200 staff and volunteers reached over 47,000 children and individuals through protection, adoption, foster care, residential care, education and training work. Since 1909, Jo’burg Child Welfare has played a pivotal role in child care and protection strategies across the country. Nationally they advise on legislation to protect children, and through advocacy work to ensure children have a voice to influence services which affect them.