MAMA Angel eased the woes of Thusong Children's Home in Midrand by donating food for the festive season.
Thusong has 25 orphans under its care who are aged one month to 17 years old. Some of the children were abandoned, others abused, or orphaned by HIV-Aids.
The home was founded in 2001 and is run by volunteers. It is registered as a place of safety and monitored by the Department of Social Development.
"We run a feeding scheme for another 24 children and the destitute three times a week," said coordinator Sibongile Vundla.
"We network with the community, offer family counselling and any other help that is requested by people."
The home in Midrand has unfortunately been overburdened by the influx of abandoned children and Thusong has now acquired property in Kaalfontein.
Plans have been drawn and Thusong will soon build a home on a plot they have bought.
"We are busy canvassing for a sponsor to help us with material and building costs," Vundla said.
They plan to put up a boy's village and a girl's village and a nursery for the babies that will accommodate 10 babies at a time.
"I said a prayer in the morning asking God for help and I received your call at midday," Vundla said.
"God has answered our prayers and we can be easy for a little while.
"We are grateful to Sowetan for helping us to look after God's little angels," Vundla said.