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Headstart Trust Festive Food Drive

The HeadStart Trust would like to support 72 families of Jongensklip Primary this festive season by distributing food hampers to these underprivileged children, low-income families and vulnerable communities. These food hampers will assist the recipients and their families with adequate food supply for the festive season. With support from current and prospective donors, we can spread a message of hope this festive season through the joy of giving. Schools are at the center of our communities and our children's lives. During the festive season, when schools close, children don't have access to the usual daily school meals providing them with [...]

67 instruments – Mandela Day

Do you have a lovingly used second hand musical instrument to pass on to a child in need? From Napier, the Cape Flats all the way to Houtbay, we will distribute your gift to children in urgent need of stimulation and healthy activities. Whatsapp your name and email address to 072 175 7922 or send us a private message on our Facebook or Instagram page. All donations can be dropped off at a Bothners Musical Instruments near you and we will do the rest. Proudly Collaborating with: The Headstart Trust MusicWorks Kronendal Music Academy of Hout Bay Butler Youth Development

The HeadStart Trust – Rural Food Relief update

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of our lives, most notably those in poor and marginalised communities. Within a few weeks of the lockdown in South Africa, it was obvious that most piecemeal workers in poor rural areas had no food. A proportion of these are foreign nationals, who, along with many South Africans were without access to the UIF (Unemployment Insurance Fund) or other social grants, and started going hungry before our eyes. With the consent of the trustees of the HeadStart Trust we repurposed ourselves to become the bridge between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’. We tapped into [...]

The HeadStart Trust Succeeds in GlobalGiving’s Accelerator, Becomes Recognised Partner of GlobalGiving

The Headstart Trust has graduated from the GlobalGiving Accelerator program, gaining entry into the GlobalGiving marketplace and becoming a recognized partner of GlobalGiving. As part of the Accelerator, The Headstart Trust successfully raised $5,377 from 50 unique individual donors to support their project, "COVID-19 Rural Food Relief - Cape Agulhas region." "We're thrilled to have The Headstart Trust as part of our community. The Headstart Trust has met our rigorous vetting standards for trust and community support, and we're committed to providing tools, training, and support as they learn, grow and become more effective," said Alix Guerrier, CEO of GlobalGiving. "GlobalGiving [...]

Bruce Juice – June 2020

Dear  Wine Adventurers, Lockdown regulations in South Africa are easing, while the contagion spreads. A lot hasn’t made sense over the last few months, but we can agree that our version of lockdown has taken us down the Wonderland rabbit hole and to the summit of human kindness. It is said by informed commentators that our President is not always surrounded by those he has chosen himself. It is similarly no secret that many at the top of the ANC have their snouts firmly in the gravy train trough. It is patiently explained to me that this is because he [...]

The HeadStart Trust – GlobalGiving Accelerator Programme for June 2020

A huge Thank You must go to the hundreds of donors to the The Headstart Trust. Our donations are contributing to the feeding of 10 000 people a week. To maintain our sustainability, we decided to reach out overseas by registering with GlobalGiving. We were accepted into their Accelerator crowd-funding programme, which if we meet the fundraising requirements by the end of June will mean we can become a permanent partner. Fund-raising on their platform allows overseas donors to get tax exemptions in their country (particularly the US and UK). You can find out more by clicking on the button below: