APPEAL – 2022/2023

Vita Nova Centre is a residential facility in Springs. We cater for persons with Cerebral Palsy, Downe Syndrome, Autism and the physically and mentally challenged. Some of our children are blind, deaf and have HIV/AIDS.

At the moment we have 122 residents at the centre ranging from the age of 3 years and older, the oldest being 79 years old. They arrive at the centre with nothing and we provide them with toiletries, nappies, bedding and clothing. We give all our children lots of love and care, something they so desperately need and deserve!!

Most of our younger children are either abandoned or come from disadvantaged areas. All our residents are uneducable and will never be able to go out and earn a living for themselves. They will forever need care, love and assistance.

Vita Nova means “New Life”. To the more unfortunate, Vita Nova will be the only home they will ever know and we strive to make it as homely and as happy as possible.

Covid-19 put a huge financial strain on the centre as all donations stopped and fund-raising events had to be cancelled for the year.

For the 2022/2023 financial year which starts on the 1 April 2022 ends the 31st March 2023, we are looking at a deficit of –R3 361 379-00.

Our total average monthly income is R803 448-33 and our average monthly expenses are
R1 083 563-25 giving us an average deficit of -R280 114-92 per month. Our highest cost is salaries which is R676 000-00 per month for 92 staff. We are not permitted to use government subsidies for salaries, only parent fees and disability grants.

Our food is R125 200-00 per month also depending on the amount of donations we receive. We have cut the meat order to only twice a week and rely heavily on donations of mince, wors and chicken. Electricity is on average R230 000-00 a month. We are currently in arrears with the amount of R530 029-00.

The cost of keeping a child at the centre is approximately R9183-00 per month. If the centre is forced to close due to Government, the residents will have no place to go. They cannot fend for themselves at all and most of the residents need
24 hour care.

Local businesses have been very generous in improving facilities the past few years at the centre but they prefer to do projects and not give money for day to day expenses.


Financial contribution can be made to –
Vita Nova Centre
Standard Bank
Springs Branch – Account No: 025605046

We are also in need of the following:

• Non perishable food items – mielie meal, oats, matabela, rice, spaghetti, macaroni, tinned food (tuna, bully beef, mixed vegies, fruit, jam, peanut butter etc.
• Mince, boerewors, chicken and fish.
• Margarine and cheese.
• Powder milk.
• Washing powder, handy andy, jik, dishwashing liquid.
• Hand sanitiser and masks.
• Nappies – number 5 for the younger children.
• Adult nappies small, medium, large and Xlarge
• Toiletries – soap, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, body lotion and Vaseline.

All donations are fully Income Tax deductible in terms of Section 18 A of the Income Tax Act.
Any donation to Vita Nova Centre will be highly appreciated.

You can also improve your B-BBEE rating by adding weigh points to your scorecard by donation to the centre.

Thanking you and looking forward to your support.