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Review for Acres of Love , San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am truly blessed to have been given the opportunity over the past 14 years to interact with, and to care for and love, the truly amazing children at Acres of Love. These are very special children, with an infinite capacity to love and be loved, and I believe that we actually gain more from each interaction with these children than we ourselves put in. It is a wonderfully uplifting experience each week to be able to spend time with our Acres of Love children, and to watch each and every one of them grow and develop as human beings, sharing a special bond and demonstrating that, in the right caring environment, even the most traumatised can rise above life’s challenges, and in doing so, become an inspiration to us all, representing as they do a true triumph of the human spirit. God bless them all.

When I first started working with Acres of Love, we only had the one Forever home in South Africa. It is truly wonderful to reflect on the fact that we now have 25 homes in the Johannesburg area alone, along with a number in Cape Town. Acres of Love as an organisation is exceptionally well-run, with the management team and staff performing their functions with due care and attention to detail. They also care for the children with love, patience and understanding, embodying the Acres of Love ethos of holistically caring for the children’s mental, physical, emotional and spiritual development.

Role:  Volunteer