The Home of Hope in Cape Town couldn’t pay staff salaries due to a lack of funding, but the staff have chosen to carry on caring for the children for as long as they can!
Cape Town, South Africa – The Home of Hope in Table View, Cape Town hit a tough month at the end of September. They didn’t have enough money to cover salaries but the staff at the children’s home knew better days would come and carried on working through October to make sure the children were properly cared for.
Home of Hope worked hard to raise money to cover salaries.
“At the end of September, Home of Hope did not have enough resources to cover salaries, but the staff stayed loyal because the children’s needs came first.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, our organisation has been left without financial aid, forcing us to make use of our reserve funds which have now been depleted.”
Without financial assistance, they were unable to pay salaries and household expenses such as electricity and water. They have no back-up plan as of yet and are worried they may have to close their doors if alternative options can’t be made but thankfully some generous people stepped forward to help cover their unpaid bills and salaries.
The home has since set up a crowdfund to try cover some of the costs and keep their doors open.
“THANK YOU, to everyone who has taken the time to volunteer with us, donate towards our Charity Shop or assist us directly with funds. You have all been a great help and actively made a difference in our children’s lives. We have been able to pay salaries this month and working towards paying the outstanding bills.”
The home has also launched a second charity shop which they hope to have up and running, soon. The shops bring in much-needed funding, so they always welcome useable donations. If you would like to support the children’s home, you can contact them on Facebook here or donate to their BackaBuddy crowdfund here.