Streetsmart South Africa raises funds for street children projects through participating restaurants

StreetSmart South Africa has been in operation since June 2005 under the founding patronage of Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The funds raised go to selected and approved organisations that run programmes for the normalisation of street and vulnerable children’s lives. The restaurants in each town raise funds for their own community street children programmes.

StreetSmart Cape Town has selected the following beneficiaries for 2016, Cape Town Multi Service Centre, Home from Home (Vrygrond and Ocean View), Learn to Live, Ons Plek, TLC Outreach Projects and Zip Zap Circus.

The selected beneficiary for StreetSmart Franschhoek is The Kusasa Project; for StreetSmart Stellenbosch is Home from Home (Cloetesville and Kayamandi); for StreetSmart Swellendam, the Swellendam Beursfonds; for StreetSmart Johannesburg, the Kids Haven Project; for StreetSmart Pretoria is PEN-Streetwise; for StreetSmart Plettenberg Bay is Masizame, for StreetSmart Helderberg, the Thembalitsha Educare Grabouw and for StreetSmart Knysna, Sinethemba.

Dine and Donate at a StreetSmart Restaurant

StreetSmart gives diners the opportunity to give responsibly.

StreetSmart gives diners the opportunity to give responsibly.

The beauty of StreetSmart is its simplicity. In a StreetSmart restaurant a small, elegant card on the table informs patrons that a voluntary R5 will be automatically added to the table’s bill. If diners would like to add more - or none at all, they just need to inform their waiter.

Every cent of the funds raised through restaurants goes to the beneficiaries. All of the operational costs of StreetSmart are sponsored.

A few important points to note regarding street children:

A few important points to note regarding street children:

  • Do NOT give them gifts or money – in the long run this keeps them on the streets.
  • Greet them in a friendly manner.
  • Rather give money to initiatives that deal with the problem, i.e. StreetSmart.

A video overview of what StreetSmart does

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StreetSmart South Africa

P.O. Box 49
Green Point
8051, Cape Town

100% of donations in partner restaurants go to children’s programmes and none for administrative costs. GIVE RESPONSIBLY.