On the 6th of December, Isithembiso Babies Home will have their third touch rugby fundraiser, Touch Isithembiso (in Port Elizabeth). The touch fundraiser continues on the success of the previous two events.
Isithembiso officially opened their doors on the 1st of November 2005, and has cared for more than 60 babies to date. Isithembiso is a place of safety for children between the ages of 0-3 years who have been abandoned, abused, neglected or orphaned. We work hand in hand with social services to find these children new families or to reunite them with their biological family according to their individual case.
Isithembiso’s mission is to speak up for those who can’t speak for themselves. Proverbs 31 v 8-9 “Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor & needy.” Secondly, to reach the community by providing a safe home for these children.
Isithembiso relies solely on the donations of individuals and businesses to run from month to month. Some of their expenses include rent, the salaries of the 6 staff members, rates and the general running of the household.
If you would like to get involved in assisting them in any way or visit the home so that you can get a better idea of what they do and who they are doing it for, you can contact Carmen Faragher, Home administrator, to set up an appointment.
Entry fee for the “touch” will be R300 per team. Rules will be adapted slightly, but very similar to “social league”, just to make it more enjoyable for everyone (a copy will be sent if interested).
The format will be looked at as soon as we have an idea of how many teams have committed, but usually teams are devided into four pools with games played across four fields.
For more info contact Pierre Mc Leod
Cell: 076 346 3379