Stellenbosch, Give Responsibly campaign kicked off at the beginning of 2019 and is a holistic and collaborative approach that is part of the municipality’s ultimate goal of reincorporating destitute people into society.
Destitute people living on the street are a universal concern and a challenge that is not unique to Stellenbosch. Although there are many organisations that try to assist, isolated efforts can only go so far due to limited resources.
That is why Stellenbosch Municipality, in line with its mandate, has stepped up to bring various stakeholders together and combine our resources to create a project that will provide a more holistic approach to assisting homeless people on a more sustainable basis. Click here to read the press release.
How does the system work?
1) You purchase a coupon for R10 at any of the participating retailers where the Give Responsibly poster is displayed; or via the Cheese App
2) You write the person’s name, the person for who the coupon is intended, on the coupon (to prevent reselling) and select one of the services (a plate of food or a night in the shelter) on the coupon.
3) The recipient then goes to the chosen organisation to trade the coupon for services.
You too, can get behind the Stellenbosch, Give Responsibly campaign and purchase R10 coupons, which homeless and destitute locals can use to exchange for a night in the shelter or a plate of food.
Buy your coupons from one of the dispensing outlets* in Stellenbosch. To gift the coupon to someone in need, all you need to do is write their name on the coupon and select the service you’d like to gift.
For easy and convenient online donations, simply download the Cheese App on Apple AppStore or GooglePlay and easily donate via the app.
The recipient of the coupon can then redeem the coupon at the chosen organisation.
*List of outlets:
PostNet (Plein Street and Andringa Street)
Cash Crusaders, iThemba Curious
Super Spar (Boord)
Kwik Spar (Neelsie)
BP petrol station (Merriman Street and Dorp Street)
NG Kerk Stellenbosch Wes and Welgelegen
You can also buy coupons online by visiting Heartflow, endorsed by Stellenbosch Muncipality.