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Small efforts make a huge difference


SMALL EFFORTS MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE WENDYWOOD – Dynamic businesswoman, inspirational director of Hearts of Hope children’s home and family-orientated mother of three, Deborah van Dongen is one of the people Sandton Chronicle salutes this Women’s Month. Click here for the full article by the Sandton Chronicle

Small efforts make a huge difference2018-04-10T14:28:32+02:00

Helping Hearts of Hope with a Christmas in July


HELPING HEARTS OF HOPE WITH A CHRISTMAS IN JULY WENDYWOOD – The Transvaal Ski-Boat Club in Wendywood hosted a festive Christmas in July event in aid of Hearts of Hope on 1 July. The event welcomed club members, friends and family to a Christmas dinner at the club, where a warm

Helping Hearts of Hope with a Christmas in July2018-04-10T14:28:12+02:00

Ladies Breakfast Fundraiser


LADIES BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER Please join us for a fabulous morning of breakfast treats with our special Guest Speaker Michelle Beetar, Chief Customer Experience Officer at Cell C and WorkGroup Businesswoman of the Year 2009. Friday 28 July 08h00 for 08h30 – 10h00 at Country Club Jhb, Woodmead. R480.00 per person/R4 500.00

Ladies Breakfast Fundraiser2018-04-10T14:02:10+02:00

Hearts of Hope is officially a beneficiary of the Woolworths MySchool Card


HEARTS OF HOPE IS OFFICIALLY A BENEFICIARY OF THE WOOLWORTHS MYSCHOOL CARD Thank you to all that have signed up, we are very excited and grateful for the contributions we have received so far. 45 supporters raised funds for HoH this month, whilst 28 supporters used their MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet card to support us

Hearts of Hope is officially a beneficiary of the Woolworths MySchool Card2018-04-10T14:02:50+02:00

Our story of a happy adoption


OUR STORY OF A HAPPY ADOPTION Bongani’s story of ending at Hearts of Hope has to start with his beginning. As he was only the second baby for us to receive when we started the children’s home, I remember the phone call vividly. ‘We have a hospice case – given up

Our story of a happy adoption2018-04-10T12:11:08+02:00

Pirate Thabo


PIRATE THABO This little boy is our miracle child and we are so blessed that God has given him to us to grow with! He passed hearing, seeing, sensory, PT/OT/ST, fine and gross motor skills with flying colours! He literally scores in all areas as an average 6.5 yo boy who was born in

Pirate Thabo2018-04-10T12:12:29+02:00

My first ice skates


MY FIRST ICE SKATES At the tender age of 5, Nompilo moved to the Netherlands to live with her adopted family. Amazingly, she is already communicating with her family in Dutch and has started going to school twice weekly. She is enjoying learning to ice-skate and now has her own pair

My first ice skates2018-04-10T12:13:04+02:00

My first snow


MY FIRST SNOW Dear Deb, Lindiwe has had her first experience with snow and loved it! She doesn’t like her hands getting cold of course, but the more she’s in the cold the more she’ll get used to it. I was thinking maybe sometime this month it would work to Skype since

My first snow2018-04-10T12:14:44+02:00

My new bike


MY NEW BIKE Dear Mamma Hearts of Hope, I hope you have a wonderful day! I miss you very much. Here is a picture of me with my new bike. I go to Church with this dress. We were having fun at the park. Could you please give this e-mail to

My new bike2018-04-10T12:15:54+02:00


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