How You Can Help St. Camillus
Our biggest daily challenge is to provide enough quality food for the many children at our Centre and for the village-based orphans. when new children come to us, they are traumatized, and often underweight and malnourished. Funds to buy nutritious food are always needed.
At any time, you can donate money through The Lesotho Connection, a wonderful organization in the USA, begun in 2006 when visits by people from Tacoma, Washington inspired others in the community to gather resources to assist community leaders in Lesotho in their work to improve the lives of those affected by HIV/AIDS and the pervasive poverty of the “Mountain Kingdom.”
Tax deductible donation funds will be sent to St Camillus by The Lesotho Connection – a registered 501(c)3 organization, tax exempt # 26-2438807. All contributions, less any fees, are tax deductible. Please specify that you wish your funds be sent to St. Camillus.
Centre Needs and Volunteer Opportunities
Funds for food donations are welcome.
Clothing needs are for all sizes. We are clothing infants through 18 year olds. We need baby items such as diapers and blankets.
Donations of seeds to plant vegetables at the Centre will help feed our children and we can distribute to area families in our care.
The Centre can use volunteers with skills that can help with child care, cooking, building maintenance and gardening.
A Day in the Life of a Volunteer…
It is difficult to be specific about your day-to-day routine, but you will get a good general feel of the orphanage by working and/or observing. Your type of work will depend on your own interests, abilities and capabilities. The most important thing you can do is to give the children lots of love, care and attention as they are coming from very traumatic backgrounds.
As a result of your volunteer work, the orphanage, the workers and the local community will benefit directly or indirectly by having the opportunity to interact with you and all our volunteers, thus learning about a different culture and the wider world. Fresh perspectives and a different way of doing things can be of tremendous benefit to everybody – even yourself.
As a volunteer, you will gain a lot from this project. It will be an exciting, memorable adventure . Helping disadvantaged children and knowing that you made a difference to their life is very rewarding. New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture and personal and professional development will be invaluable to take home with you after volunteering.
To Volunteer or Donate within country, contact:
St. Camillus Centre
P.O. Box 88
Mohale’s Hoek 800
Lesotho, S. Africa
Sister Juliana Manele, Cell | 58015010
A Gallery of some of St. Camillus Volunteers