Impilo Child Protection Campaign
“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”
– Nelson Mandela
It is estimated that 3500 children are abandoned in South Africa every year, approximately 300 per month, this figure only includes survivors. It’s a horrifying and disturbing statistic, but what can we do about it?
Impilo is at the forefront of efforts to address this social crisis through its comprehensive range of child protection and adoption services. To this end, we are embarking on a new campaign to create awareness, increase support and build a dynamic network that will assist these children with the opportunity for a full and productive life. After all, it takes a village…
The campaign will be launched at our media event on 13 June, during child protection month and just before our country celebrates Youth Day and will carry through to Mandela Day and onto Women’s month 2019. (with more details to follow)
How can you get involved?
Firstly, please buy a Green Ribbon for R10 and wear it with pride. All proceeds go towards Child Protection Services.
Secondly, we are appealing to individuals and companies to donate their time and/or money to aid our campaign.
Here’s what we need:
For our Launch: our target is to collect 3500 baby grows (pre used or new) to represent each of the children abandoned in South African every year. After our event, the baby grows will be distribute to the approximately 150 babies housed in our facilities as well as the various outreach programmes we support. Drop off point: 20 Leigh Avenue Fairvale Ext
For Mandela Day 18th of July and for Women’s month Event 18th of August: More details to follow
For more information and details on how to get involved please contact:
“Your ordinary acts of love and hope point to the extraordinary promise that every human life is of inestimable value.”
– Desmond Tutu