Dropping off our toy donation last Friday at Bridges of Hope for Children

Last Monday I spent a good part of my morning trawling the net to find a local charity that I could drop off all the toys we collected from Julia’s birthday party at.

I also spend a good chunk of it feeling sad and depressed about the fact that these places need to exist at all.

There are SO many worthy charities out there though – worthy people, trying to make a difference in the lives of others – it’s hard to even conceive how you begin to choose which one to support!

After a while, I finally settled on an organisation that I thought would best be benefited from the small toy donation we had on offer – and I’d like to share some more info with you about Bridges of Hope for Children – a Howick-based charity, run from home, by a lady called Sharon and her small team of helpers.

Bridges of Hope fosters and cares for orphaned / abandoned children, many of whom come from AIDs-affected / abuse-related backgrounds. Sharon also runs a day school from home and has up to 55 kids a day from nearby Mphophomeni with her on any given day. When we arrived it was nap time and I was amazed to see how many kids there were taking up every inch of the floor while some slept and others just pretended to ;)

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I could see from my very short interaction with Sharon (pictured above with her beautiful Abigail) that she is a fighter with a big heart – she shared a few details of the gruesome conditions and abuse some of her kids have endured in their short existence and I have to admit that I struggled to keep the tears in. I admire her for being strong while having to deal with these realities on a day to day basis.

If anyone out there would like to help, donations are always welcome and most needed – Sharon can be contacted via Facebook, email (bridgesofhopeforchildren@gmail.com) or phone 078 887 0337

Screen Shot 2014-10-08 at 12.57.08 PMOur toy donation above and some pics of the kids from the Bridges of Hope Facebook page below…

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