Joburg Cares: Nkosi’s Haven Christmas Lunch


Some of us grew up during the time when brave, young Nkosi Johnson open-heartedly shared his story with the world. We looked up to him so much, he gave each of us hope and touched so many lives in such a short time. He may be gone, but he will never be forgotten. Nkosi’s Haven is his legacy and was established in his honour as a safe place for mothers and children living with and affected by Aids. And on 16 December, they will be treated to Christmas festivities to make their lives a little brighter. Read on to see how you can get involved.

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‘Tis The Season

Reconciling their Christmas puddin’ with some new friends at Nkosi’s Haven

This festive season, Nkosi’s Haven in Alan Manor in the south of Joburg, is celebrating 16 December, Reconciliation Day, in a special way. While it also happens to be the second-busiest shopping day after Christmas Eve, some people have chosen to ditch the malls and another day of pap, dop en chop to rather spend their public holiday helping the residents of Nkosi’s Haven have a wonderful Christmas.

Nkosi’s Haven is run by the ‘Red Hair with Flair’, Gail Johnson, the foster mother of the late Nkosi Johnson. This holistic care facility offers support for destitute HIV/Aids- infected mothers, their children, and the resultant Aids orphans (infected or not). Sunday 16 December will see some tenants of The Parks and many others hosting a fun event for the 73 children and mothers who have nowhere to go over Christmas.

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What To Expect 

Park Café is making and supplying gingerbread houses for the kids to decorate and eat and soft drinks will be provided by Wine & Liquor. The Angel Network will make their Christmas really special with gifts for each child. There will also be a beauty element to the day that the little ladies and their moms will love. Hair demos will be offered by Hair2Go and samples given out of hair products – perfect for teenage girls and boys. Crystal Clear Skin Care will do facials and skincare routine education while sharing samples of Filorga skincare products.

SAMA-nominated and gold-selling singer-songwriter Rob Rodell is the MC for the event and he will be rounding off the day with some great entertainment.

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Will You Be There?

At a loose end on the 16th? Please offer your support for the companies involved in making the day memorable for the Nkosi’s Haven residents. And if you have a spare Christmas stocking, the mothers and kids would really appreciate it. Come and join us!

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