The Restore Trust non-profit organisation Organisation Breath of Life Place of Safety for Children and t will be celebrating 10 ten years of helping the community on May 18.
To mark the special occassion, they will be hosting a music festival at the Old Selbornian Club on the day with Cape Town musician Matthew Mole headlining.
“Our Breath of Life Place of Safety is one of the NPOs operates with the objective of saving babies by offering caring homes until they are reunited or placed with their forever families and to give women in crisis pregnancies professional support,” in their time of need,” said Restore Trust director Andrew Reilly.
“The fact that we have lovingly cared for 140 babies and counselled 21,549 women in crisis pregnancies to date is a major highlight for us.
“However, every time we hand over a baby to their adoptive parents or reunite them with their biological families, as well as y, it’s a highlight. Every time when a woman decides against aborting and wants to keep her baby, it’s a highlight.
“Also, when Every time we see the pride in a man or woman’s eyes after we have provided them with a skill and they are able to provide for themselves and their families, it’s a highlight. The fact that we as the Restore Trust and are able to impact the lives of the needy in Buffalo City is a highlight. And obviously celebrating our 10-year anniversary is definitely a highlight,” Reilly said.
He said the main challenge they face is keeping finances sustainable.
“We are very fortunate to live in a city where its community and businesses have a giving heart. We have many organisations that are doing good in our city and without them the situation we face would be much worse.
“The Restore Trust’s vision is to expand so we are able to reach many more lives. that are desperate and face numerous socio-economic challenges. We have already started doing this by expanding our crisis pregnancy counselling to a larger part of the city and also by endeavouring to bridge the gap between the skills shortage and the newly trained skilled in our city.
“It is also our vision to own our own safehouse for abandoned babies and by doing this, we will expanding our services to the greater Buffalo City Ddistrict and surrounds,” he said. Reilly.
Ticket sales are available on at Computicket and are R30 for children under seven, R75 for children aged between seven and 15, and R150 for anyone 16 and older.