StreetSmart SA, an organisation dedicated to helping street children rebuild their lives through donations from restaurants, accommodation establishments and wine tasting venues in the Western Cape, Garden Route, Gauteng and KZN, has handed over R40,000 to their Swellendam beneficiaries for 2019.
The local committee which furthers the work of StreetSmart Swellendam, comprises Cathy van Eeden, Francois du Rand, Mari-Louise van der Merwe and Marjolein van Mourik.
l.t.r. Francois du Rand, Cathy van Eeden, Mari-Louise vd Merwe with Melanie Burke (StreetSmart SA Chairman) at the Handover Event.
The StreetSmart Franschhoek beneficiary for next year is The Kusasa Project, assisting Franschhoek children in need by providing support, encouragement and the environment to learn in a safe, stimulating setting. The StreetSmart funds were handed over at an event held at Bread & Wines Restaurant on Môreson Wine Farm.
The longest participating StreetSmart Franschhoek restaurant: The Bread & Wines Restaurant Team, with Melanie Burke (StreetSmart SA)
There are currently 5 establishments in Franschhoek 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.
As part of the total StreetSmart allocation of R1,7 million distributed nationally, to organisations working with children at risk, StreetSmart has handed over R120,000 to their Stellenbosch beneficiaries for 2019.
The Stellenbosch beneficiaries are Home from Home, Stellumthombo, and Pebbles Project. The StreetSmart funds were handed over at an event held at The Bistro@Webersburg Wine Estate.
l.t.r. Melanie Burke, Pippa Shaper and Margaret Scharein (Home from Home) | Melanie Burke and Sophia Warner (Pebbles Project) | Melanie Burke, Arina and Ruben Scheepers (Stellumthombo)
Dedicated to helping street children rebuild their lives through donations from restaurants, accommodation establishments and wine tasting venues in the Western Cape, Garden Route, Gauteng and KZN, StreetSmart has handed over R150,000 to their Johannesburg beneficiaries for 2019.
Find the list of our Johannesburg partners here: https://bit.ly/2Qpgfc2
l.t.r. Melanie Burke (StreetSmart SA) with Darren Meltz and Mariska Swart (SecretEATS SA)
This grand effort is part of the total StreetSmart allocation of R1,7 million distributed nationally for 2019 to organisations working with children at risk.
StreetSmart continues with helping street children rebuild their lives through donations from our restaurants, accommodation establishments and wine tasting venue partners in the Western Cape, Garden Route, Gauteng and KZN. This grand effort is part of the total StreetSmart allocation of R1,7 million distributed nationally for 2019 to organisations working with children at risk.
“Not only does it allow our guests to make a donation responsibly and in a safe environment if they choose to do so, but it allows us to contribute responsibly as a business,” says Mari Vigar, co-owner of La Mouette and Upper Bloem restaurants, which have generously matched the donations they receive from diners, effectively doubling their contribution. Find our other partners in Cape Town here: https://bit.ly/2QOiCCy
StreetSmart Fundraising partners present at the Handover Celebration: Brooklands House, Sunset Restaurant at The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel, Stacked Diner, Neighbourhood Café at Ramasibi Lodge, Wellington Wines Tasting Room, Amore Restaurant and Puple House G/Hse, with Melanie Burke, StreetSmart Chairman.
In this picture: Standing (Left) Angelo Casu - Standing (Right) Ayabonga Mgope
In less than two weeks Aya and Angelo will be on the saddle riding Wines2Whales in support of StreetSmart South Africa.
Ayabonga is a student at the Learn to Live School of Skills, one of StreetSmart's beneficiaries in Cape Town.
Angelo met Aya when he handed over the funds raised by riding the Cape Epic to StreetSmart.
Ayabonga is a very keen mountain biker and Angelo had the idea to ride the three stage race with him hoping to raise more funds for StreetSmart whilst fulfilling Aya's dream.
They have so far raised R30,000 but need more; every penny counts so don’t be shy and support Aya and Angelo by clicking on the link https://bit.ly/2P4xaA6
We will cheer them on when they ride on 29th, 30th and 31st October 2018!
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