A place like Heartlands exist to serve children in need of care. While we all take for granted the birthdays, graduations, religious and other festivals the we celebrate throughout the year, there are lives unfortunately disrupted/destroyed or completely shattered out there. We too believe that prevention is better than cure but we all know that the lurking hand of abuse, neglect and abandonment are some children’s reality albeit unintentional.
We would love for people to give responsibly, love unconditionally and be kind at all times, so why not start by purchasing a beautifully crafted - gift-wrapped, laser-cut angel, named after one of the Heartlands baby's, currently finding solace in our care.
Not only will you be giving a gift with meaning, you will also be helping to raise much needed funds for the care of these little ones.
Be someone’s Angel - orders can be placed at a cost of R 55,00 each. The angel can be hung in your car, on your Christmas tree or kept as memorabilia. Ask your loved ones to pay it forward by purchasing an Angel themselves, that way they too can honour your commitment to change ONE CHILD’S HEART AT A TIME.
Journey To Recovery
We then asked our volunteers and staff to write a short poem on some of the childrens very own journey to recovery. Yme, Lulu, Cassidy and Juvaan were identified as those who already had their very own special angel. After doing so, we realised each story reflected not only the impact made on the child in need but also the person caring for him or her.
- Heartlands wishes only to see all children…‘’loved back to life”.
A Place Like This
I’ve never seen a place like this
A place so warm and filled with love
I’ve only ever been alone
Nothing to laugh or smile about
I’ve never felt such joy around
A happy place that feels like home
I’ve never had such lovely hugs
with love and care and bliss abound
I’ve never had three meals a day
And now I eat and eat away
I’ve always been so sad and scared
Here my safety is the best
My heart is filled with gladness
for all my friends and I
Heartlands is like heaven
where we just bask in kindness
We’re given clothes, some healthy meals
and laid on a fluffy mattress
I’m happy as I’ve ever been
because Heartlands is the best there is
for children who’ve ever felt like me
in need of sanctuary
A poem by Singi