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Monday, 19 August 2019 18:43
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The Zwavelpoort-based Eastview Methodist Church delivered blankets, clothes and toys to Dove’s Nest on 30 July as part of an ongoing outreach project.

Dove’s Nest is part of Child Welfare Tshwane. They receive abandoned babies and care for them while Child Welfare goes through the process of finding the parents or trying to have the babies adopted.

Eastview congregation adopted Dove’s Nest as an outreach project in May. The home is run by Isilde Felix and a group of volunteers and they house anywhere between 10 and 20 babies at any given time.


From left to right: Nina de Caires from Child Welfare Tshwane; Marie Tromp from Eastview Methodist Church; Isilde Felix from Dove’s Nest; and Kayne du Plessis, Wilma Cloete and Marianne van Gelder, at the back, all from Eastview Methodist Church

A small group in Eastview congregation made 20 crochet blankets, while others bought bottles, teething rings and toys. They gift-wrapped about 20 parcels, which were delivered on 23 May together with tinned milk, nappies and other essentials.

In July the congregation provided more items, even including a stroller, cot, bedding, towels, a walking ring and floor seat. These were delivered by a group of women in the congregation who spent some time playing with the babies.

“It was a magical, but very emotional time for the group,” said Wilma Cloete.

 

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