StreetSmart handover for Stellenbosch

I attended the Stellenbosch StreetSmart handover last night at Webersburg for 3 very worthy recipients; Home from Home, Stellumbombo and Pebbles (First time recipient).  StreetSmart is one of the few organisations which are prepared to give money for operational and salary costs and this really helps as Social Workers are critical to the success of so many of the organisations who make a difference in people's lives and help children at risk.

Stellumbombo is also known as Straatlig - helping children to get off the streets. Home from Home specifically works with homeless children to re-unite them with their families.
There are just a few Winery restaurants in the Stellenbosch area who are contributing; Jordan, The Restaurant at Neethlingshof, Cuvée at Simonsig, The Bistro at Webersburg and Rust en Vrede.

This number in Stellenbosch really needs to grow and now that they also support The Pebbles Project - which does such wonderful work in the winelands - there is no excuse.
StreetSmart have raised R1.7m rand which they are handing over to all the recipient NGOs around the country.  What is good to know is that the money is given back to organisations in the areas from which it came.  So the three Stellenbosch charities received R120 000 - not too shabby for our town!

So if you have a restaurant or tasting room and keen to participate and make a difference - do contact StreetSmart and all it will mean is that your diners can choose to have R5 added to their bill - and all of it is then given to the organisations to make a change in lives of those who need it most.