StreetSmart continues with helping street children rebuild their lives through donations from our restaurants, accommodation establishments and wine tasting venue partners in the Western Cape, Garden Route, Gauteng and KZN. This grand effort is part of the total StreetSmart allocation of R1,7 million distributed nationally for 2019 to organisations working with children at risk.
“Not only does it allow our guests to make a donation responsibly and in a safe environment if they choose to do so, but it allows us to contribute responsibly as a business,” says Mari Vigar, co-owner of La Mouette and Upper Bloem restaurants, which have generously matched the donations they receive from diners, effectively doubling their contribution. Find our other partners in Cape Town here: https://bit.ly/2QOiCCy
StreetSmart Fundraising partners present at the Handover Celebration: Brooklands House, Sunset Restaurant at The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel, Stacked Diner, Neighbourhood Café at Ramasibi Lodge, Wellington Wines Tasting Room, Amore Restaurant and Puple House G/Hse, with Melanie Burke, StreetSmart Chairman.
“This amount is made possible by the generosity of the patrons and our partners, who in spite of tough economic circumstances still give to make a difference to the lives of children, R5 at a time!”, says Margi Biggs, founder of StreetSmart SA.
Margi Biggs: "Give Responsibly and make a difference to the lives of children, R5 at a time!"
StreetSmart Cape Town has selected the following beneficiaries for 2019: Cape Town Multi Service Centre, Home from Home (Masiphumulele, Ocean View and Westlake), Learn to Live, Ons Plek, School of Hope, The Homestead, TLC Outreach Projects and Zip Zap Circus.
Margi Biggs and Karolien Wesselink Leonard Hersch, Pippa Shaper and Lala Mehl Ingrid Hastings, Margi Biggs, Fr Pat and Rodney Abrahams
Su Birch and Pam Jackson Su Birch, Ade Oyewo and Amanda Nortje Leonard Hersch and Colleen Pietersen
Effie Oppon, Paul Hooper and Phouzaan Siebritz Effie Oppon, Laurence Esteve and Chubeka Kulu
“Not only does it allow our guests to make a donation responsibly and in a safe environment if they choose to do so, but it allows us to contribute responsibly as a business,” says Mari Vigar, co-owner of La Mouette and Upper Bloem restaurants, which have generously matched the donations they receive from diners, effectively doubling their contribution.
“Through the generosity of our fundraising partners and other supporters we are able to continue to expand our national footprint. For the fifth consecutive year, StreetSmart will be disbursing over R1 million to beneficiaries nationally, enabling us to support 35 programmes. We are so excited to be able to continue this work through responsible giving via StreetSmart and we extend an invitation to restaurants, accommodation establishments and wine tasting venues to become StreetSmart in their local areas,” says Melanie Burke, Chairman of StreetSmart SA.
StreetSmart’s goal is to be part of the process of social normalisation and to encourage the public not to give money into the hands of a child as this keeps them on the streets. In essence, donating to StreetSmart where you eat, drink and sleep is the responsible way to help a street child.
Photographs by : Marlene de Villiers Photography