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Generous gift makes Joseph Baynes’ shopping easier

Wednesday 13 July 2016 I For immediate release

The shopping list for the Joseph Baynes Child and Youth Care Centre of The Salvation Army will be a lot easier to fulfil over the next few months, thanks to a generous donation of R100 000 worth of shopping vouchers from Save Hyper in Pietermaritzburg.

In addition, the store has committed to giving the home R2500 per month for the next ten months from its community chest.

The vouchers will go a long way towards the centre’s needs, which include toiletries, food, school items, cleaning supplies and baby needs.

PR Secretary of The Salvation Army, Major Carin Holmes, says: “We are hugely grateful for the generous contribution from Save Hyper which will make a real difference to our operation over the next few months. We all know how difficult it is to make ends meet in our families; just imagine what it’s like having to do so with a family of 82 children!”

Joseph Baynes is a residential care facility for 82 orphaned and vulnerable young people ranging in age from new-born to 18 years.

The Centre provides love and hope for a better life in a compassionate, safe and secure environment.

“Many of the children who have been cared for at Joseph Baynes are now living independent and successful lives, contributing towards businesses in Pietermaritzburg and other areas. It would be absolutely wonderful if other businesses could contribute towards the Centre’s needs as Save Hyper has done,” Major Holmes added.

Apart from financial assistance with running costs, the Centre has a wish list of projects which could be met by appropriate contractors. These include:

  • Making adult bathrooms toddler-friendly
  • Installing lightning conductors and smoke detectors
  • Providing and installing outside canopies above doors
  • Painting of security gates and window frames
  • Tiling in bedrooms.

Anyone able to assist is asked to contact Captains Michael and Amenda Doubell on 033-386-2326 or CLICK HERE to email them.

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by love for God, and its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs without discrimination.

The Southern Africa Territory of The Salvation Army encompasses four countries – South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland – and the island of St Helena. Its officers, soldiers and full-time employees provide their spiritual and community services through approximately 230 corps (churches), societies and outposts, as well as through schools, hospitals, institutions for children, street children, the elderly, men and abused women, and daycare, goodwill, rehabilitation and social centres.


Media Contact: Ruth Coggin
Tel: 011-487-0026
Cell: 082-903-5819
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Client Contact: Major Carin Holmes
Public Relations Secretary
Tel: 011-718-6745
Cell: 082-994-4351
CLICK HERE to e-mail Carin Holmes