This week #TheGoodStuff team introduce you to Marang House in Northcliff, where young children who suffer from serious illnesses, that require constant monitoring and regular treatment at a tertiary hospital, are cared for and given a new lease on life.

Marang House helps children learn to manage their illnesses while providing them with a home environment where they can flourish and truly learn to enjoy their childhood.

So often in South Africa, children from underprivileged areas, who are ill, are left with hardly any hope or knowledge about what is happening to them, how to cope or how to be able to support themselves.

Marang House can accommodate up to 12 children ranging between the ages of 4 to 14 years old and provide them with a home, 24-hour medical care, food, clothing as well as traditional education. The children come from various hospitals in the Johannesburg region.

As a registered Section 21 (non-profit) organization, Marang House relies entirely upon external funding to supply these life-sustaining services.

As such, fundraising, corporate sponsorships and volunteer efforts are the lifeblood for maintaining the hope and sunshine currently brought forth by the staff and friends of Marang House.

The facilities are seamless, the environment warm and the children all very enthusiastic and determined.

This extra care goes a long way when a lifestyle as harsh and unforgiving, as some come from, one realises that every bit of warmth is the building block to a better and brighter future.

The importance of being there is paramount and these children are fortunate enough to experience it from Marang House.

“Come and volunteer or In turn, supporting Marang House also provides a tax-deductible means, as well as BEE scorecard points. This appeals for sponsors to make a significant impact on the lives of South Africa’s seriously ill children.”

“Join in and rise up, the onus is on you.”

For more details on how to get involved, please contact the Huddle Up Team


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Recognised as one of the Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young South African’s as well as a Primedia LeadSA Hero, Brent is a change maker, thought leader, radio host, foodie, vlogger, writer and all round good guy.

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