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EP Children's Home - Request for CSI donations

Providing   Love   Care   Hope   to Children in our Care


The Eastern Province Child and Youth Care Centre was founded in 1889 and is one of the oldest residential children’s home in South Africa.  While we are home to 104 children at any one time, many thousands of children from the ages of 3 to 18 years have been able to receive Love Care Hope in our care in the 127 years of our existence. Our demographics is 80% (Black/Coloured) and 20% (White) and our children are from all over the Eastern Cape. Children are placed in our Centre as a last resort if they are found to be in need of care by the Children’s Court. This is often because they have been exposed to violence and abuse or have been neglected by their caregivers.  As a result our children have often suffered a great deal of trauma and neglect – and sometimes abandonment - and need intensive support to help reach their developmental goals.

Each year we are faced with the challenge of balancing of the budget for normal operating expenses for our children as the amount towards running the Children’s Home we receive from the state by way of subsidies is only 40% of our total costs. This percentage increases every year as the state have pegged the amount per child to R1, 700 per month since 2008, yet food, electricity and transport costs have rocketed. The actual cost is  R4, 300 per child.

Your funding no matter the amount will allow us to sustain and expand our programmes to ensure that the children can have a better quality of life. Assistance can be “in kind” or monetary. A profile containing more details on the Children’s Home is attached for your perusal. Please contact the undersigned should you require further information or wish to visit the Home.

A S18A certificate can be issued on request.




Sponsors Make A Difference In The Lives Of Our Children

Need to spend CSI before the end of the financial year?

Support the EP Child & Youth Care Centre and make a difference in the lives of our 104 children. 

Every donation is appreciated no matter how big or small.


A Section 18a Certificate will be issued on request.


Mrs Terry Hattingh, the Director on 041 373 7602 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details.
Bank Details: Standard Bank 
Account Number: 080267971
Branch Code: 050 417

Springboks Cooking for Charity

On 8th September the Eastern Province Child & Youth Care Centre was one of the three beneficiaries of the R200,000 raised at the Springboks Cooking for Charity event. We wish to thank the organising Committee – Garth Wright, Gavin Chowles and Maureen Dalzell for a wonderful evening.

The EP Child & Youth Care centre receive only 40% of our funding from the state, and have to rely on donations for the balance of our expenses. The subsidy for each child has not been increased by the Eastern Cape Department of Social Development since 2007!

Donations, such as this are needed to make it possible for us to provide for the needs of our children and change their lives for the better.