Thank you St Joseph’s

A letter of appreciation from a service provider:


The staff and I thank St Joseph’s Home for the support in getting your masks from us. Your order encouraged us to get the mask making started and on the go.  It has meant we have been able to employ staff and stay open instead of having to close down.  Our families have food on the table and we are continuing to make masks


Kind Regards

Gail Brown




Cape Town Clothing Guild donates much needed winter clothes!

This donation is a huge expense savings to the Home, and we are grateful to have received the following items:

  • 5 x bags winter clothing (jerseys, jackets, pants, sleepwear, warm hats, underwear’s, socks, dresses, tops, shorts, scarfs, vests, etc.)
  • 2 x boxes infant clothing  (towel nappies, and baby blankets)

The above donation will help us to reduce the quantity of stock that still to be purchased, and will keep our children looking beautiful and warm throughout the cold days of 2020 winter season.

Thank you!

Responding to COVID19 and the needs of our time

Dear Valued Friends, Supporters and Donors,

For the past 85 years, St Joseph’s Home has been one of the pioneers in treating and caring for vulnerable and ill children who needed care and a safe place to heal.  Once again, SJH will play its part and meet, head on, the new life-threatening pandemic we are facing.

Many of you may still remember that ten Pallottine Sisters were summoned to South Africa in 1935 to start one of the first health facilities to care for ill and destitute children after the Great Depression.

Again, we will be guided by the St Joseph’s values and our mission to meet and respond to the signs of our times. This is at the heart of our Home. These values will now guide us as we face the uncertainty and impact brought about by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  A global and African challenge is our shared challenge and we feel deeply for those already directly impacted by this outbreak.

The safety of our children, staff and you, our valued supporters and friends, is our greatest priority. We are working closely with National and Provincial Health to vigilantly monitor the situation and adhering to all regulations to play our part and stop the virus from spreading.

Our children and staff are being empowered with relevant information and guided on personal hygiene and preventative measures in the Home.

As our valued friend, we would like to ask you to support us with the following safety measures we have taken to ensure everyone’s safety:

  • No external visitors will be allowed to enter the premises
  • No children will be allowed to visit on site
  • Persons entering the home may be subject to a Covid-19 screening
  • Sadly, no in-kind hand delivered donations can be accepted.

You may be aware that we are currently running our Easter Campaign for much needed baby toiletries. Please use our safe and simple online payment methods. You can even zapper scan and pay. Unfortunately we are no longer able to receive in kind donations at St Josephs premises.

Your online cash donations are now more needed than ever! Please continue giving


or EFT St Joseph’s Home for Children


Standard Bank| Account: 271166614| Branch Code: 036309| Swift : SBZAZAJJ


Once again we would like to thank you for your ongoing support of the Home and will keep you and your families in our thoughts and prayers in these difficult times.


Adrian van Stolk

Chairperson St Joseph’s Home


Information to our Friends, Donors and Supporters

Issued by St Joseph’s Home for Chronically Ill Children

Issued by Alrika Hefers: Resource Development Manager

Tel: 021-9340352



Dutch Interns raise more than R40 000

Dutch Interns   Demi, Isabella and Mylene, raised more than R40 000 through crowdfunding to support various needs of the children at St Joseph’s. Apart from toiletries and casual clothes need for the holidays, they also funded the necessary school clothes and SHOES! We thank you and your generous friends!