Nashua Children’s Charity Foundation adds warmth to winter

| 11 October 2012

The Nashua Children’s Charity Foundation (NCCF) has maintained its commitment to uplifting children with its latest projects at the Lorentzville and Tintswalo day care centres, based in Bertrams and Lombardy Glen respectively. This forms part of the NCCF’s broader initiatives for sustainable living projects at the children’s homes it supports on an on-going basis.

The Lorentzville day care centre received much needed shelter for its play area, providing protection from the elements and a new coat of paint, while Tintswalo received a a new roof and ceiling for their day care centre, new glass sliding doors, a covered patio area, proper electrical connections and lighting, and a set of two toilets with proper sanitation.

Lorentzville, which was established in 2004, operates weekdays from 06:30 until 17:30 and serves as both a pre-school and day care facility for more than 70 children.

Tintswalo was established in 1999 and caters for children from birth up to the age of 5, with many of these children coming from child headed households. As space is limited at the centre, Tintswalo faces the challenge of being unable to accommodate new entrants.

“The renovations at Lorentzville came just in time, protecting the children from the harsh cold conditions that were recently experienced, and will definitely be appreciated in the warmer months too,” says Helen Fraser, Director of the Nashua Children’s Charity Foundation.

The NCCF supports approximately 4,000 children a month, which translates into 100,000 meals per month; and supports over 30 children’s homes and centres in the Johannesburg area.

“The NCCF’s work would not be possible without the donations it receives from Nashua companies, which enables small improvements such as these at Tintswalo and Lorentzillve to make a huge impact on these children’s lives for many years,” Fraser adds.

She concludes that the work the NCCF does goes beyond providing a few comforts to these children.

“Nashua will continue to incorporate education into all our programs, and the Foundation will continue to improve the basic living conditions of these children.”