Regions: South Africa
Tags: Whatever It Takes
Total Raised: $16,333
How have we helped?
The funds were raised by 21st Century Leaders, from the sale of Whatever It Takes products.
About Tooth Fairy Foundation
Friends in Ireland, the organisation which runs the Tooth Fairy Foundation, was created in June 2002 and was born out of a visit to South Africa in mid 2002 when the organisation saw, at first hand, orphaned and abandoned HIV AIDS babies being nursed and cared for by the Sisters of Nazareth in Cape Town - far removed from their families and communities.
At that time, prior to the availability of anti-retroviral drugs, they were largely being nursed until their death. The work of the Sisters of Nazareth was only addressing the tiniest tip of an enormous iceberg and they expressed the urgent need to provide care within the township proper.
HIV AIDS is rampant within the township and it was evident that there was need for a Hospice within the township - a place of peace & sanctuary where mothers in the last couple of weeks of their lives could take refuge and continue to have their babies with them to the end, and where babies and small children could be nursed to the end and have their mothers with them an impossibility unless there was a hospice actually within the township itself.