On growing

Had another great Young Mom Support meeting yesterday. We had our best turnout ever, thanks to the hard work that our associates from The Parent Centre, Edith & Shirley, have been doing in their communities.  They’ve been very successfully spreading the word at clinics and other venues around Ocean View & Masi.

We had almost 40 moms and their children yesterday. That’s just mindblowing, when you think that our first meeting in  December last year started with 3 moms.

Lots of new faces, many schoolgirl moms. Our food and clothing table was wiped out in minutes. 🙂 Was a little crazy, running around trying to get to know each of them a little. I don’t want to lose that very personal way we have of interacting with our moms, so will have to find a way to keep it up with so many. We’ve got lots to rethink and adjustments to make to keep things going next year. Extra hands, extra time, extra money, extra resources. Supersized, with extra everything.

Now comes the awkward part.  We need your help.

We’re planning a Christmas / 1st birthday party for 17th December. My dad has kindly offered to play Father Christmas (looks very swish in his suit), my daughter and her friends are Santa’s reindeer helpers and we have to provide a truckload of food and prezzies.

We have 66 children to buy for, ranging in age from newborn to teen. We also want to give each mom a small gift, as well as a DVD of music and photos from the year’s meetings, which my mom is working on right now.

So – we need about R2800 for the kiddie presents, plus food and mom presents, another R2000, I guess. This is a lot more than we bargained for last month, but so many new people have joined us, and we can’t exclude them.

We’d really love to make the day special for our moms and their children – a little bit of magic and excitement, to celebrate the year we’ve had, and how far we’ve come.

Can you help us? A donation via Paypal or our bank account – if you can – and no matter how small – would be so gratefully received. Even if you can’t help, maybe you know someone who can. Put in a good word for us, go on. 🙂

Banking details:

Standard Bank Fish Hoek

T Engelbrecht

Account number 072106298

Branch code: 02009

Thank you.



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