Dedicated to helping street children rebuild their lives through donations from restaurants, accommodation establishments and wine tasting venues in the Western Cape, Garden Route, Gauteng and KZN, StreetSmart has handed over R150,000 to their Johannesburg beneficiaries for 2019.
Find the list of our Johannesburg partners here: https://bit.ly/2Qpgfc2
l.t.r. Melanie Burke (StreetSmart SA) with Darren Meltz and Mariska Swart (SecretEATS SA)
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.
“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.
Melanie Burke (Chairman of StreetSmart SA)
The Johannesburg beneficiaries are Kids Haven and MES-Youth Enrichment Programme. The StreetSmart funds were handed over at an event held at La Cucina di Ciro.
Priscilla Watungwa and Moira Simpson (Kids Haven) Taonga Silungwe (MES Johannesburg and Melanie Burke (StreetSmart SA)
There are currently 10 establishments in Johannesburg that have embraced StreetSmart’s vision to make a real difference to the lives of street children or children at risk of living on the streets. Funds are raised by adding a R5 donation to each patron’s bill. This donation is voluntary and donors are able to contribute more if they wish to.
With this generous gesture, StreetSmart establishments and their guests are making a real difference to the lives of vulnerable and street children in their local communities.
Melanie Burke and Ciro Molinaro (La Cucina di Ciro) La Cucina di Ciro Melanie Burke, Cherelee Oosthuizen and Brenda Dooge (The Fairway Hotel)