Act 32 of 67: Helping Out with the Basics at Choc

For our sixth Act of Kindness for the Silver Linings group we decided to help out a charity called CHOC (Children's Haematology Oncology Clinics) the Childhood Cancer Foundation of South Africa. Their mission is to contribute to the well being of children with cancer and other blood disorders as well as their families They are not government funded and rely heavily on the goodwill of others. So our group contributed by collecting second hand clothing, toys and some staple foods and donated it to the home where the children live and also their newly founded charity shop. CHOC is an acronym for Children’s Haematology Oncology Clinics and was established in 1979 by a parent group in Johannesburg. They recognised how far-reaching the impact of cancer is on families and the children undergoing treatment. By the end of the century, parent groups had been set up in most main centres. In 2000, a national organisation was formed and, today, we have divisions in: Eastern Cape Free State Johannesburg Kwa-Zulu Natal Pretoria Western Cape Eastern Cape and Kwa-Zulu Natal Divisions have branches to address specific local needs in Port Elizabeth and Pietermaritzburg. We do not receive funding from government but rely heavily on donations from caring corporates, individuals and parents of children with cancer. All funds raised are used to provide all-encompassing support – from direct practical help to the children and their families and those involved in the treatment – to necessary equipment. To Find out how you can get involved visit them on: