StreetSmart South Africa raises funds for street children projects through participating restaurants, accommodation establishments, wine tasting centres and general businesses
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 StreetSmart fundraising partners in each town raise funds for their own community street children programmes.
Fundraising partners give their patrons the opportunity to donate to StreetSmart on their bills and thus assist in giving responsibly and not in the hands of a child. Giving to a begging child, keeps that child coming back onto the streets and ultimately the child stays on the streets.