StreetSmart SA, an organisation dedicated to changing children’s lives by supporting intervention programmes through donations from hospitality venues in the Western Cape, Garden Route and Gauteng, is working with Millicent Biljohn, a Mrs South Africa 2021 semi-finalist in Oudtshoorn.
Millicent says “The Mrs SA Pageant and Female Empowerment programme for married women is a platform for service and contribution across our country and I am excited to work with StreetSmart in Oudtshoorn.”
Millicent is a proud wife and mother and hopes to bring her passion for helping women and children together in this project. She is planning a series of fundraising activities and volunteering with local children's projects.
“We are thrilled that Millicent chose StreetSmart to collaborate with for her Mrs SA project and we look forward to working together in her hometown,” says Melanie Burke, Chairman of StreetSmart SA.
StreetSmart invites more businesses to make a real, long-term difference in their local communities by becoming fundraising partners.
“I am proud to support such a worthy cause! StreetSmart’s seamless and ethical method of fundraising makes it an effortless experience for all concerned,” says Niel Els, StreetSmart ambassador and owner of the Turnberry Boutique Hotel.
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 and The Netherlands.
StreetSmart SA is registered as a Public Benefit Organisation as well as a Non-profit Organisation and ensures that every cent donated by guests 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, donating to StreetSmart where you eat, sleep, taste and enjoy is the responsible way to help a street child.