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

2020-07-02T09:03:18+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Categories: Headstart Trust, News, Social Responsibility|

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

2020-06-26T12:02:33+00:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: Bruce Jack, Headstart Trust, News, Social Responsibility|

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

2020-06-25T10:20:52+00:00June 8th, 2020|Categories: Headstart Trust, News, Social Responsibility|

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:

The HeadStart Trust Rural Relief Effort

2020-06-01T10:22:54+00:00May 29th, 2020|Categories: Headstart Trust, News, Overberg, Social Responsibility|

The HeadStart Trust has been working in poor, marginalised communities of the Cape for over 10 years. In the last 5 years activities centred around Napier in the Overberg, where the Jack family farm. Working at Protea Primary in Napier, we started with an organic vegetable garden development, warm beanies for the young learners in winter, donations of extra furniture and annual stationery and art equipment. We also arranged outreach programmes from privileged schools in Cape Town to do community service in Napier. In 2018 The HeadStart Trust introduced a Music Education Programme. The results reflected international experience and research and [...]