It is our vision to nurture and care for vulnerable children, as well as their families and communities, and aim to bring love, joy, and dignity back into their lives.
We will do this by providing them with access to basic necessities, such as nutritious food, clean water, sanitation, education, and health care, helping them to live self-sufficiently and become contributing members to society.
Acorn Foundation exists because there are so many people and animals that live in substandard conditions. The Foundation aims to serve those people, animals, and the environment in which they exist, by giving them hope for a brighter future. Hope is created when opportunities arise. Opportunities to eat, learn, develop, grow, and become contributing members of society.
We believe in transparency, accountable, and openess in everything we do and how we do it – at all times.
We believe that every vulnerable child should be treated with love, worth, value, and respect.
Our work is grounded in my love, extending ourselves to anyone in need.
Our work in the community drives us to understand, respect, and support each other, also teaching us why learning to love is one of the most demanding disciplines we can choose.
We believe that partnering with corporate and local communities is vital to making a meaningful and long-lasting impact in our fight against poverty.
We believe that vulnerable children, families, and communities across South Africa can have a happy, healthy, and prosperous future if given a helping hand.
The acorn foundation focuses on projects that are sustainable and will make a positive and lasting impact in the lives of vulnerable children and communities in need.
In 2016, approximately 9,329 children, from 13 beneficiaries, will benefit from our support. Here are some of the services we will be providing:
Restoring dignity by providing clothes, shoes, toiletries, and access to health care, as well as funding life-threatening procedures.
Hunger and poverty alleviation through the provision of food packs, nutrition, supplements, and water, as well as the creation of vegetable gardens and planting of fruit trees, to becoming more self-reliant.
Empowering through education by providing learners stationary and other items that they require, ensuring they have a good start to their education. Improving welfare by providing resources and improving living conditions.
Skills development by assisting with the training and skills development of those who care for our beneficiaries.
Improving welfare by providing resources and improving living conditions.
Legal assistance by assisting our beneficiaries with basic governance so that they are able to receive their social grants, enrols their children in schools and obtain birth certificates and ID which children will require later on in their lives.
Community development by bringing community together to take action and generate solutions to common problems, such as poverty and malnutrition. In addition, empowering communities to become more self-sufficient through various programmes and initiatives, such as creating sustainable food solutions and planting fruit trees.
Greening communities through environmental projects, such as tree planting, recycling, water preservation and green technology projects, as well as assisting with environmental advocacy/governance.