Many children can’t wait for their birthday and all the gifts and attention that comes with it. But when Mathale Malema turned 11, she didn’t think about herself.

She gathered all her friends and asked them to donate clothes and toys to the little ones at ACFS; and then spent a Saturday with our kids at Zola celebrating her big day.

Thank you, Mathale, for your warm birthday hug! You’re an inspiration to us all.

Remember, even if you can’t celebrate your birthday with us in person, you can celebrate by donating a party to our children. Birthday parties are a rare treat – and a little bit of happiness goes a long way!

If you’d like to sponsor a party please email us at

Thank you!