The last 12 months have served up challenges none of us ever anticipated, none less so than charitable organisations and NGOs. While in many cases the Coronavirus pandemic has increased demand for their services, conversely, many charities have seen financial support evaporate as donors and partners face financial difficulties.
Thankfully, Mocoh has been in a position to continue supporting its charitable partners. But news from them has been unanimous – the global crisis has created great uncertainty.
This message was echoed by one of our longest-standing beneficiaries, the South African charity Home from Home, which is finding itself in financial difficulty as a direct result of the pandemic.
Home from Home provides family-style foster care to neglected, abused and vulnerable children and adolescents; offering them a loving and caring environment where they receive an education and emotional support that prepares them for a fulfilling and independent future.
Mocoh has been supporting this excellent charity for over 10 years, including providing one of their foster homes. And while our business is not fund-raising, we do wish to help raise awareness of the financial challenges that Home from Home (and countless other charitable organisations) is experiencing at a time when their services and community work is more important than ever.
Friends and partners, please take the time to find out more about Home from Home, we are sure you will be inspired by such a compelling and worthwhile organisation.
“The education of Africa’s youth is key to its future success. Inevitably, the current global crisis has been a great distraction for us all, but it must not be cause to forget the vulnerable, many of whom are experiencing even greater hardships as a result of the pandemic.
“Organisations such as Home from Home provide life-changing support and care to children that have nowhere else to go; they offer young people hope and opportunity. I ask friends and partners who have the means, and an interest in Africa’s future, to consider supporting charities like Home from Home at this critical time.”
Michael Hacking, Mocoh CEO
Find out more about Home from Home: https://homefromhome.org.za