There are many opportunities and areas for businesses, churches, schools and individuals to get involved and make a difference:
Food & Clothing
The biggest need we have is for a regular bulk supply of healthy non-perishable food for distribution to the needy. Why not set up a canned monthly food & clothing collection with your staff / church / school. Or they can make up food bags consisting of: 2.5kg Mealie meal, 2kg sugar beans, 1x jar peanut butter, 1kg sugar, 1x 250g bag milk powder, 1 bath soap, 1 bar green soap, 1kg samp, 20 tea bags, 375ml oil, 500g soya mince. This will feed a family of four for a week and cost +/-R180-00 ($17-00). We also need new or second hand clothing (good condition) and blankets.
Doctors, Nurses, Optometrists and Dentists
Many older people and AIDS victims do not have the strength nor taxi fare to get to the clinics\or hospitals. We need sponsorship for medical care, or volunteer doctors and nurses to go out to the poor.
New or second hand building materials and tools for repairing of homes that are not weather proof and for the building of houses/ rooms for some of the orphans etc.
Work & Training
Work opportunities and training for the unemployed - especially for women and young people. Volunteers who are prepared to share their skills and teach others. This can be done on weekends and the place can be arranged.
Sponsorship for a vehicle for transporting orphans to school, team during outreaches and for sick people needing to get to hospital and clinics.
Ministry Volunteers & One Day Outreaches
Teams from churches or organizations to help with outreach programs in the community.
Many of us underestimate the value of our most powerful resource and greatest weapon: prayer. Whether short or long; sophisticated or simple; a ministry or a devotional your prayers are highly prized and desired by this ministry. Please contact us should you wish to receive our monthly newsletter for more specific prayer needs.
To provide Zulu Bibles and teaching materials.
General Sponsorship and Donations
This ministry relies solely on donations from individuals, companies and churches who have a heart for the poor.
- Sponsoring a child: Direct sponsorship normally starts at R500-00 (approx. $50-00) a month. We will give you details, send you photos and updates etc.(upon request), link you in with local administrators and ensure that all funds are properly used.
- Sponsors for field workers: Our local pastoral field workers are paid around R2500-00 a month, we desperately need sponsors for them as they are the back bone of this mercy ministry going from house to house to identify and care for those in need, especially those dying or orphaned by AIDS.
Donations can be made to the following account, preferably by direct electronic transfer. Funds donated come directly into Orphanaid account.
"Heart to Heart International"
First National Bank, Kloof,
Branch code 221526,
SWIFT international clearance code:FIRNZAJJ
(This account is administered directly by Elias Ochele-Manager and Garry Hare - Trustee)