Get Involved

Children in Distress provides many opportunities for you to make a difference in a child’s life. Read more about how you can give of your time or make donations.

Making a difference in the lives of children is an investment in the future of our country. There are many ways that you can get involved, whether you volunteer your time or give of your money.


  • E-pap to feed around 3000 people per month
  • Libraries for all nine of our Family Care Centres
  • Soccer and netball kits (we have two teams in each area)
  • A staffed mobile clinic with medication
  • Mealie Meal (420 bags per month)
  • Beans (1200 packets per month)
  • Running costs for all of our projects
  • Warm blankets and jerseys for our children and caregivers
  • Our annual Christmas Party for the children and caregivers, fully sponsored with transport, presents, food etc.
  • New mattresses for the children and their caregivers
  • Towels and toiletries
  • Building materials, paint etc to enable the maintenance of our centres.
  • Netball courts
  • Playground equipment
  • Sponsors for reading glasses for children with weak eyesight


Our local and international volunteers work hard to teach children and caregivers how to grow vegetable gardens at their homes, amongst a variety of other skills.

Contact Us to find out more about available opportunities.


Projects to get involved in:


  • Monday – Preparing the crafts for the week
  • Tuesday – Going out with Sue – training the caregivers
  • Wednesday – Sorting out books for our libraries – categorizing them
  • Thursday – Sorting out of gifts for caregivers


  • Monday to Friday
    • To go out with computer team and interact with the children – playing games
    • To visit a centre with a CID volunteer and teach the children an art – eg. clock making.
    • To visit one of the 3 Libraries and assist with categorizing and labelling books
    • Assist with  story time


Banking Details:  
Bank: Standard Bank
Account Name: Children in Distress
Account No: 132694751
Branch Name: White River
Branch No: 053052

Please remember to include a reference referring to the project you wish to support e.g. ‘backpacks’