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BRIXTON ORPHANAGE
FOR
                                FATHERLESS GIRLS.
                                          FOUNDED APRIL  1876.

OBJECTS AND REGULATIONS.
The Objects of this Institution are

1.—To receive, maintain, clothe, and educate, gratuitously, Female Orphan Children, who, by the loss of both parents or of the father only, have been left without any means of support.

2.—To instruct them in all Household Duties, and train them as Domestic Servants.

3.—To obtain Situations for them on attaining the age of sixteen to seventeen years, and to provide each child, on leaving the Home for Service, with a suitable outfit.

4.—To receive back, temporarily, into the home those Orphans whose conduct, while in Service, has been good, in the event of their being out of a situation.

5.--Children are eligible for admission into the Home between the ages of seven and twelve years, irrespective of sect or nationality, and without any payment whatever.

6.—The circumstances of all candidates for admission are thoroughly examined by the Committee for the Investigation of Cases, and priority of admission is always given to the most deserving and neces­sitous,          altogether avoiding the tedious and expensive process of canvassing for Votes and of election by subscribers.

7.—The Education of the children is sound and plain, consisting chiefly of Reading, Writing, Grammar, Arith­metic to the 5th Standard, and plain Needlework.

8.—The Children are also daily instructed in the Holy scriptures, and attend Public Worship at least once every Sabbath day; and the utmost care is taken to train them in the fear of the Lord.

9.—The General Management and Administra­tion of the internal affairs of the Home are under the direction of Miss Bird, aided by the Ladies’ Committee.

10.—The utmost economy that is consistent with the health and happiness of the Children is practised.  The Officers are nearly all Honorary, the Staff only (Vice-Superintendent, Matrons, Teachers, &c.) receiving salaries. The Orphans therefore derive full benefit from all gifts.

11.—The entire Household work of the Home is done by the elder Girls, who are taught habits of order, cleanliness, and early rising, to make them good, useful, and industrious Servants.

12.—The Annual Meeting of the Subscriber and Friends of the Charity is usually held in the month of March in  every year, when a Report of the Domestic and Financial state of the Institution, with its work and progress, is submitted to the Meeting. A Copy of such Report is afterwards forwarded to every Contributor

13.—The Institution is not endowed (except to the extent of £126 per annum); but is maintained by voluntary contributions. The buildings are vested in the Trustees, and the Trust Deed of Settlement has been enrolled in the High Court of Chancery, pursuant to Act of Parliament.

11.—The Orphanage is open daily 11 to 5 o’clock, for inspection of Visitors (Saturdays excepted). Friends interested  in the welfare of Orphans are invited to

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