Call for help - Annual Party

Dear friends and family of IOP

Our Christmas Party is going ahead as scheduled but we have realised the need for change to make a Safe Christmas Party happen.

After much discussion around logistics and planning due to the Covid-19 situation, we have decided to radically change things up this year.

In previous years we have invited all the children to our centre for the Annual Orphan Christmas party. An endeavour, that after many years of practice, we have got down to a fine art. However, taking the current environment into consideration, we simply CANNOT afford to take the risk of a single large gathering. Therefore, with much excitement and enthusiasm, I wish to to announce that our decision is to take Christmas to the children’s communities.

4 Parties in 4 Days in 4 Different Communities!

This is a whole NEW CHALLENGE, but one we must undertake to continue supporting our orphans through this pandemic! We will be hiring more vehicles to take our staff, volunteers and all that we need to pull off Christmas in the communities from the 16th to 19th December 2020!

To be able to keep monitoring all our orphans’ progress, at last, we are going completely digital. We are upgrading our Orphan Management System to be able to capture all of their information, including school reports, out in the field and to safely hand out stationary for 2021!

We need to change the numbers we are catering for from 500 to 700. Being out in the community it would be devastating to run out! Please help us take Joy, Peace and Love out into the communities this Christmas… for we are the Light of the world! 

How you can help!

To make this happen successfully, we ask for help with the following:

  • 1400 Hotdog rolls
  • 1 400 Vienna Sausages
  • 700 Juices
  • 200 Party Packs (chips, sucker, fizzer and some sweeties)
  • 350 Stationary Packs – pencil case, pencil, eraser, ruler, sharpener, coloured pencils, blue pen (only 200)
  • 300 Household Christmas hampers – Soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, body lotion, washing powder, shoe polish, shoe brush, bath towel and biscuits.
  • 500 children’s masks (R20 each)
  • 500 Adult masks to put into Household Christmas hampers (R20 each)

This is our only fundraiser for the year. In January we need to buy uniforms for 197 of our poorest children. A uniform costs on average R650 per child. We need to raise R130 000! 

Thank you to you all for your support. We cannot achieve this huge challenge without you! 

May Christmas be a time for us all to appreciate the joy of life. We pray blessings over you all. 

Much love
Kate, Mpume and the IOP team.

Banking Details

Bank: First National Bank
Account Name: Izulu Orphan Projects
Cheque Account (Non-Profit)
Account No: 62094657908
Branch: Empangeni, 8 Smith Street
Branch Code: 220130
BIC/Swift address: FIRNZAJJXXX