StreetSmart SA has handed over R480 000 to their Cape Town beneficiaries for 2015. The beneficiaries are Cape Town Multi Service Centre, Home from Home, Learn to Live, Ons Plek and TLC Outreach Projects.


StreetSmart Restaurateurs and their diners are taking hands to make a difference in their communities. Nationally this partnership has raised more than R1 040 000 during 2014, for organisations that are actively involved with social development and rehabilitation of street children with the ultimate goal of family re-unification.


“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.

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 StreetSmart South Africa has also given substantial financial support for 2015 to beneficiary organisations in other areas, namely The Kusasa Project in Franschhoek; Home from Home in Stellenbosch; Twilight Children and Kids Haven in Johannesburg; PEN in Pretoria; and Masizame in Plettenberg Bay. All these charities are actively involved with the social development and rehabilitation of street children.

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StreetSmart SA has handed over R220 000 to their Franschhoek and Stellenbosch beneficiaries for 2015, The Kusasa Project and Home from Home.


The Kusasa Project offers educational opportunities to vulnerable children from the informal settlement outside Franschhoek. The funds raised by StreetSmart Franschhoek will go towards a social worker salary, as well as an auxiliary social worker salary.


Home from Home provides supported and supervised foster care for abandoned and vulnerable children in small family homes in their own communities. The money raised by StreetSmart will fund the partial salary of a social worker, transport, communication and family reunification services in support of the foster mothers in Kayamandi and Cloetesville.

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“Home from Home is thrilled once again to be the recipient of funding from StreetSmart for our Stellenbosch based homes. The challenges faced working with children who have been living on the streets are complex. Thanks to StreetSmart’s support of Home from Home’s projects in the Winelands area, our social work team are able to work alongside the Foster Mothers and children to ensure they receive the appropriate support, guidance, counselling and care,” said Home from Home's development director, Pippa Shaper.


StreetSmart South Africa’s other beneficiaries for 2015 are Cape Town Multi Service Centre, Learn to Live, Ons Plek, T.L.C. Outreach Projects in Cape Town; Twilight Children and Kids Haven in Johannesburg; PEN in Pretoria; and Masizame in Plettenberg Bay. All these charities are actively involved with the social development and rehabilitation of street children.

Read more: StreetSmart diners raise R220 000 in Franschhoek and Stellenbosch

Paarl and Wellington have become the latest towns to join StreetSmart SA, a national fundraising initiative for the upliftment of street children. The Paarl and Wellington chapter of StreetSmart was launched at a cocktail event at The Light House Boutique Suites, Courtrai, Paarl.

StreetSmart SA, is a non-profit organisation dedicated to family reunification and the upliftment of street children and has raised more than R8,6 million over the past nine years.

“We are so excited to welcome Paarl and Wellington into the family of StreetSmart towns and cities. I believe that the greater community will benefit in a substantial way as those who have, now have an opportunity to give appropriately in an easy and safe manner and the children in this area will receive much needed assistance as a result.” says Margi Biggs, founder of StreetSmart South Africa.

Participating restaurants raise funds through encouraging diners to add R5 to their table’s bill. The R5 donation is completely voluntary and diners can decline or add more if they wish.

Every cent raised in StreetSmart restaurants is dedicated to support organisations that run educational and family reunification programmes for street children within their own communities.

Pioneering the way as the first Paarl Restaurant to become StreetSmart, is Glen Carlou Restaurant, who joined this initiative way back in June 2009. At the launch Georgie Prout, Public Relations Manager at Glen Carlou Wine Estate, appealed to other Paarl and Wellington restaurants to follow suit and make a real difference to children in need in their area.

StreetSmart SA, launched by Biggs under the patronage of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu in 2005, currently has 90 participating restaurants throughout the Western Cape and Gauteng.

Nils Heckscher, Chairman of StreetSmart SA, has welcomed the prospect of a new Paarl and Wellington Chapter into the StreetSmart fold: “I am heartened and look forward to see Paarl and Wellington restaurants become StreetSmart. Sadly there are children who are either on the street or at risk to find their way there in every corner of this beautiful country. Through the money raised we can support organisations who are helping these children to find their way home to their families and/or to have a better chance at succeeding in life. I am personally grateful to all of our “StreetSmartians” who so selflessly give of their time and money to help those who will never be able to repay them.”

StreetSmart SA is a registered Public Benefit as well as a Non-Profit Organisation and ensures that every cent donated by diners goes towards social and educational upliftment projects for street children. 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, eating and donating at a StreetSmart restaurant is the responsible way to help a street child.

For more information or to make a donation, contact StreetSmart at Tel: 021 418 0621 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit or follow them on Twitter @StreetSmartSA.


Georgie Prout (Glen Carlou); Jonathan Snashall; Richard Chamberlain (Out of this Planet Catering) LR  Francois Liebenberg (Grande Roche); Onwaba Maholwana (Grande Roche); Bee Witney LR

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Contact: Gudrun Clark                  Tel: 021-4620520



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