Priscilla Watungwa (Kids Haven) with Melanie Burke (StreetSmart SA)
Leona Pienaar (MES) with Melanie Burke (StreetSmart SA)
“We are StreetSmart because it costs us nothing to run and it allows us to be part of the solution nationally and locally. We know the funds raised in Johannesburg, stay in Johannesburg helping our vulnerable children. So if you own a restaurant or an accommodation establishment, become StreetSmart and be a part of the solution by making a difference in the lives of street children,” said Zee Ncube, general manager ZULAS formerly MOYO Zoo Lake.
With this generous gesture, StreetSmart establishments and their guests are real change makers in their own communities.
There are currently six 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.
Jenny Greeff (StreetSmart JHB), Privilege Luphahla and Koketso Sekhoto (So Yum Restaurant)
Bonolo Masigo, Vuoy Mkosi and Candice Alvey
“With the help of our generous supporters, StreetSmart continues to stand out as an important conduit of much needed funding for our beneficiary organisations. In spite of current financial pressures making it harder for people to donate, StreetSmart will be disbursing over R1 million to beneficiaries nationally for the sixth consecutive year, enabling us to support 36 programmes. We are so excited to be able to continue this work through responsible giving and we invite restaurants, accommodation establishments and wine tasting venues to become StreetSmart in their local communities,” says Melanie Burke, Chairman of StreetSmart SA.
Photographs by Heatwave Photography