- The South African Children’s Home was the first welfare institution established in South Africa.
- Originally known as “Orphan House” it was founded in 1808 by Mrs Moller, a widow.
- She was assisted in this task, by members of the Groote Kerk and the Evangelical Church, two of the oldest churches in South Africa. Today we still have some of these members on the Board.
- In 1799 Mrs Moller was successful in obtaining premises in Long Street , Cape Town opposite the swimming pools in which to house the orphanage. That is how “Orphan Street” got its name.
- The SA Children’s Home was officially inaugurated in 1815. Before the time Mrs Moller obtained funds from several governors; civil society and individuals to support her work. These partnerships carried us through and has been strengthened through the years.
- In 1923 the orphanage moved to the suburb Gardens, Cape Town.
- Forty five years later a modern Children’s Home was erected on the same site. This is where the Children’s Home still is today at 3 Ivanhoe Street, Gardens.
- More than 200 years after being established the Children’s Home continues its care of vulnerable children.
- The aim is to provide a secure, friendly, homely environment for the boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 18 years, drawn from a variety of different communities in the City of Cape Town District.
SA Children’s Home guarantees that all money donated to us will benefit the children in our care.
In order to make a donation at your bank or with an EFT, please make use of the details below:
SA Children’s Home/ SA Kinderhuis
Account Number: 360183823
Branch Code: 312109
Swift code ABSA ZAJJ
Please supply full particulars for the issue of official receipts. Please specify initials, surname, address and payment process: electronic or direct deposit or transfer.
Tel: (021) 423-1328 / Fax: (021) 422-4129
Shampoo (for ethnic hair); nail
clippers, cotton wool; disposable
shavers for girls and boys; face wash
for teenagers; tissues
My Citi Cards & Mover points (used
for travelling to and from school)
Boys and girl’s underwear (6-18 years)
Girls and boys’ socks (6-18 years)
Girls and boys school shoes
Girls and boys track shoes
Tracksuit pants for boys
School socks (grey & white)
(girls & boys)
Junior and senior boys casual clothes
Flip files 50 page
Food for school lunch packs:
Small pack raisins; peanuts; energy
bars; small fruit juices
Non-perishable food for holiday food
parcels such as canned meat; canned
beans; pilchards; coffee; sugar; oats;
jam; rice, pasta, long life milk,
crockery, household cleaning
For our transitional programme
6 kettles, single bed linen; toaster;
2 plate stoves; small microwave; pots
& pans and cutlery; Clothes for job