StreetSmart SA, an organisation dedicated to helping street children rebuild their lives through donations from restaurants in the Western Cape and Gauteng, has handed over R520 000 to their Cape Town beneficiaries for 2016, at their handover celebration at Salesian Institute, Green Point. The beneficiaries are Cape Town Multi Service Centre, Home from Home, Learn to Live, Ons Plek and TLC Outreach Projects. 2016 sees the addition of a new beneficiary: Zip Zap Circus’ 2nd Chance programme.

 

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Elkana Steelband welcomed guests

Chairman Melanie Burke

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Sponsor Urbantonic

Sponsor Out of this Planet Catering

 

StreetSmart Restaurateurs and their diners make a difference in the lives of street children and children at risk – simply by where they choose to dine.  Nationally this partnership has raised more than R1 050 000 during 2015, for organisations that are actively involved with social development of vulnerable children and rehabilitation of street children with the ultimate goal of family re-unification.

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Beneficiary: Learn to Live 
Panel Beating Workshop

Beneficiary:
Zip Zap Circus – 2nd Chance

Beneficiary:

TLC Outreach Projects

 

“Our partnership with StreetSmart has allowed us to ensure that we strive to be the best in the industry and we endeavour to do so in the future.  It is remarkable how StreetSmart’s funding has enabled so many children and youth over the years to gain access to education, skills training and job placements.” said Nelly Burrows, Director of Operations and Development at Salesian Institute.

 

StreetSmart South Africa has also given substantial financial support for 2016 to beneficiary organisations in other areas, namely The Kusasa Project in Franschhoek; Home from Home in Stellenbosch; Kids Haven in Johannesburg; PEN in Pretoria; The Bursary Fund in Swellendam and Masizame in Plettenberg Bay. Another new beneficiary, the Thembalitsha Early Childhood Development programme in Grabouw is funded from money raised in the Helderberg area. All these charities are actively involved with the social development of vulnerable children and rehabilitation of street children.

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Funds are raised by adding a R5 donation to each table's bill at the participating restaurants. This donation is voluntary and diners are able to contribute more if they wish to. Partnering with restaurants is the bedrock of the StreetSmart fundraising and restaurants are urged to sign up, to make a long-term difference in their communities and in the life of a child.

StreetSmart Restaurants since 2005

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Harveys at Winchester Mansions Hotel

Camissa at The Table Bay Hotel

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Cargills Restaurant

Sunset at The Peninsula All-suite Hotel

 

“2015 has been another exceptional year for StreetSmart SA! We celebrated 10 years this year, expanded our support to 23 programmes, and for the second time, StreetSmart will be disbursing over 1 million rand to beneficiaries nationally. This is only possible through successful partnerships and promoting responsible giving via StreetSmart restaurants.” says Melanie Burke, Chairman of StreetSmart SA.

 

Every cent raised in StreetSmart restaurants goes to our selected beneficiary programmes. To cover operational and expansion costs, StreetSmart relies on partnerships with business, fundraising initiatives and private donations.

 

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Dalin Oliver entertaining guests

StreetSmart SA was set up in 2005 by a group of concerned Capetonians under the patronage of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and comprises resourceful board members representing business and the hospitality and tourism industries. Similar StreetSmart organisations also run independently in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, USA – San Francisco and The Netherlands.

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A message from our founding Patron

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"It gives me great pleasure to support StreetSmart South Africa.  So when you are enjoying an evening out with good foods, good wine and good company, reflect on how your life is enriched.  Then do a kind thing.  Give to StreetSmart.  God bless you."

 
Desmond M Tutu Archbishop Emeritus

Founding Patron of StreetSmart South Africa

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