Thank you to all of you who participated in our third annual Pap and Porridge Fast last week. Whether you fasted, donated, or followed our experiences via CHOSA’s blog, your contribution has carried us further in our mission to enrich the lives of vulnerable children through grassroots community empowerment. In three days, we raised a total of $1683, with more donations still rolling in! We can’t thank you enough for your support.

This week, people around the world mourn the loss and celebrate the life of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. While Madiba, as he was known, gained international recognition as an anti-apartheid leader and later as the first president of a new government, we also remember his devotion to improving the lives of South Africa’s children. The idea that every child is entitled to grow up in safe, healthy, and nurturing environment is our inspiration and we are honored to help fulfill this vision.

Look out in your mailboxes this week for CHOSA’s year-end newsletter. We hope that the stories enclosed will inspire you and reaffirm your commitment to CHOSA’s cause, as we continue to bring hope to the children of South Africa.