From l.t.r. Marie Louise Raymond The Kusasa Project and Melanie Burke StreetSmart SA

From l.t.r. Marie-Louise Raymond (The Kusasa Project) and Melanie Burke (StreetSmart SA)

StreetSmart SA, an organisation dedicated to helping street children rebuild their lives R5 rand at a time through donations from restaurants, accommodation establishments and wine tasting venues in the Western Cape, Garden Route and Gauteng, has handed over R70,000 to The Kusasa Project in Franschhoek. The handover took place at Bistro BonBon.

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.

From l.t.r. Melanie Burke StreetSmart SA and Petra Nel NorSA

From l.t.r. Melanie Burke (StreetSmart SA) and Petra Nel (NorSA)

StreetSmart SA recently handed over R45,000 to NorSA at an event at Linton Park Wine Estatee, in Wellington. NorSA was established in 2006, with the main focus of changing the destiny of families and children in need. The community based projects under the auspices of NorSA invest in the lives of children by empowering them with opportunities to develop to their full potential.

From l.t.r. Sophia Warner Rachel Ward Pebbles Project

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.

Andre Putter ACVV Bright Lights and Melanie Burke StreetSmart SA

Andre Putter (ACVV Bright Lights) and Melanie Burke (StreetSmart SA)

Since 1997, ACVV Bright Lights, a registered child and youth care centre, assists high risk children in the Helderberg basin to reintegrate into the community and empowers them with alternatives to taking refuge on the streets. The StreetSmart funds will go towards the salary of a social worker.

L.t.r. Africa Melane StreetSmart SA and Ade Oyewo School of Hopelr

L.t.r. Africa Melane (StreetSmart SA) and Ade Oyewo (School of Hope)

The nine Cape Town beneficiaries are Amy Foundation, Cape Town Multi Service Centre, Home from Home - Masiphumulele, Ocean View and Westlake, Learn to Live, Ons Plek, The Homestead Projects, T.L.C. Outreach Projects, School of Hope – Thembalitsha Foundation, and Zip Zap Circus. The StreetSmart funds were handed over at an event held at the Salesian Institute in Green Point, where Nik Rabinowitz entertained guests with his famous Archbishop Tutu impersonations.

Priscilla Watungwa Kids Haven with Melanie Burke StreetSmart SA LR

Priscilla Watungwa (Kids Haven) with Melanie Burke (StreetSmart SA)

The Johannesburg beneficiaries are Kids Haven and MES-Youth Enrichment Programme. The StreetSmart funds were handed over at an event held at ZULAS Restaurant, formerly MOYO Zoo Lake.

Leona Pienaar MES with Melanie Burke StreetSmart SA LR

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.

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P.O. Box 49
Green Point
8051, Cape Town

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