From l.t.r. Sophia Warner _ Rachel Ward (Pebbles Project)
StreetSmart SA, has handed over R60,000 to organisations caring for Stellenbosch’s most vulnerable children. The handover took place at The Restaurant at Neethlingshof Wine Estate, in Stellenbosch.
This grand effort is part of the total StreetSmart allocation of over R1 million for 2020 distributed nationally to 38 programmes working with children at risk.
Peter Marx (Home from Home) and Melanie Burke (StreetSmart SA)
The three Stellenbosch beneficiaries are Home from Home, providing safe care for orphans and vulnerable children through a network of small family homes in Kyamandi and Cloetesville, Pebbles Projects, facilitating an after-school programme for children of farm workers, and Stellumthombo, that runs early intervention literacy, reading and mentorship programmes for primary school learners in Cloetesville.
Weybrandt Aucamp (Stellumthombo-BecomingKids) and Melanie Burke (StreetSmart SA)
Judy Brower of wine.co.za had this to add: “We are passionate about making a difference in the lives of vulnerable children through our efforts to raise funds for StreetSmart SA at wine.co.za. We challenge all restaurants and wineries to implement StreetSmart SA at their establishments – it is so easy, and every R5 counts.”
Jordan Restaurant, Kunjani Wines, Majeka Kitchen, Rust en Vrede Restaurant, The Green Goose Eatery, The Happy Oak, The Restaurant at Neethlingshof and wine.co.za have embraced the StreetSmart initiative to make a difference in their community.
“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 38 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: Andrew Swarts Photography