MAMA Angel responded to a plea from the Orange Farm Children's Home for blankets to keep out the winter chill.
"Our children have one blanket and a duvet each. This area is very cold and they are suffering," said director and board secretary Patricia Makoro.
Sowetan gave the home 50 blankets to ward off the cold weather.
The home is in Lakeside Extension 1 in Orange Farm. It has 12 cottages and at present houses 49 children.
The home was opened in October last year by the department of social development.
The home looks after former street kids, orphans and nine immigrant children from various African countries.
"We were supposed to house more immigrant children, but those children who were removed from the Methodist Church in Johannesburg refused to come here. They said it was too far from the city and they were used to city life," Makoro said.
During our visit a new social worker arrived. She will take over the running of the home and establish an exit plan for those over 18 years of age.
Currently those over 18 are taken to the Siyabonga Drop-in Centre for computer and office procedure training.
"At present we take children from eight to 15 years old," Makoro said. "We are newly registered and expect more children. Social welfare gives us money for each child but we have to make up the shortfall."
There are 10 children per cottage, who are looked after by two housemothers. The children clean and look after their home.
"We are speechless. We thank you for your generosity. Our kids will be relieved by this gift. They have one blanket each, and a second will be a blessing," Makoro said.