DEDICATING YOUR LIFE TO LIFTING OTHERS IS NOT SIMPLY A CALLING; IT IS WRITTEN INTO YOUR SOUL.
IT IS YOUR EVERY BREATH, EVERY MOVEMENT, EVERY MOMENT.
IT IS YOUR MEANING AND VERY EXISTENCE
In 2017, The SheEO SleepOut™ is focusing its courageous financial efforts on shelter for abandoned babies and children.In solidarity, The Sympathy, South Africa and School SleepOut™ Participants are able to collect items or offer services for these Satellite Beneficiaries, all of whom also dedicate their lives to creating safe spaces for our vulnerable youth. In 2017, 15 Satellite Beneficiaries, for The Sympathy, South Africa and School SleepOut™s, have been selected, across the nine provinces. Participants of The Sympathy, South Africa and School SleepOut™s are able to select one of these valuable organisations, as the Beneficiary of the items they collect at their SleepOut™s. Each Satellite Beneficiary has offered an in-kind wish-list, which you will receive upon registration, of items they need, to guide your collections. Items collected must be distributed to the Beneficiary by the Participants, within two weeks of their event.The appointed Satellite Beneficiaries for The Sympathy, South Africa and School SleepOut™s were carefully selected by members of The CEO SleepOut Trust™ Working Group, with the valuable guidance of Child Development and Protection Consultant, Luke Lamprecht, and an expert panel, who offered considered comment and rankings. The panel included: Caroline Rose:Former CEO of The Thusanani Children’s Foundation, Caroline qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1994 and has applied her trade in the UK and South Africa. With over 20 years of experience, Caroline is a respected Occupational Therapist & Child Specialist. Dr Janet Lumb:An adoption paediatrician, performing medicals on abandoned and neglected babies in the Gauteng area for The Thusanani Children’s Foundation, and Katinka Pieterse:With 20 years of experience as a social worker in the child protection field, Katinka is currently the CEO and Director of Abba Specialist Adoptions & Social Services. She is also a chairperson on the National Adoption Coalition of South Africa. Organisations that met the qualifying criteria were invited to apply to be a Satellite Beneficiary, and were then discussed and selected by the team outlined above. The number of Beneficiaries chosen per province was based proportionately on the population in each area.
Isithembiso provides a place of safety for children aged 0 – 3, who have been abandoned, abused or neglected. They nurture, love and help to develop their physical, emotional and cognitive abilities, while working hand-in-hand with social services to place each precious child with a foster or adoptive home or reunite them with their families. They are able to provide a safe, healthy and loving family environment for a maximum of 6 children at any given time. “We are delighted at this opportunity. We at Isithembiso Babies Home are passionate about making a tangible difference in our community, so we are excited to come alongside business leaders who desire to do the same. We are so grateful for their wonderful generosity,” – Isithembiso Babies Home.
Drop off Point for Satellite Event Collections:
95 Fordyce Road, Walmer, Port Elizabeth
8am-5pm weekdays, make prior arrangements for after office hours