Hey guys! In a few weeks I’ll be headed to Johannesburg, South Africa for the very first time, and excited doesn’t even come close to describing how I feel about this trip! At the beginning of this year I committed to giving back more, not just here in Brooklyn, but also in the communities I visit while traveling.
When I looked up local charities and programs, I found a children’s mission called the Door of Hope. Apparently child abandonment in Johannesburg is a pretty big problem, with up to 5 babies being abandoned every single day. These kids are often left in horrible conditions (wrapped in plastic bags, thrown into the trash and dropped off in parks) and finding them alive is a miracle in and of itself.
Door of Hope started off as a “Baby Bin” at Berea Baptist Church in 1989, and has grown to a full-service mission with multiple homes across Johannesburg. There are about 60 babies in their care at a time, with each one staying for about a year until a “forever family” adopts them.
Please join me in spreading a little love to these babies by helping me adopt a cot for 1 year. The funds will be used to purchase diapers, baby wipes, bum cream, formula, cereal, bath products and vitamins, and also cover pediatric appointments, optometrists and dermatologists.
No contribution is too small, and every dollar will help keep an awesome little baby happy and healthy in ways many of us take for granted. Thank you so much, and hopefully this will be the first in a series of “Spread Love” projects that can make life a little better in communities around the world!