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Show you care: donate

by CCID 21 Jun 2017

Winter is an especially tough time for Cape Town’s street people. We’re sure many of you want to help. If so, you can do so via the CCID’s six primary partner NGOs.

There are many organisations in Cape Town that help street people. The ones on this page are those with which the CCID Social Development team works the closest in the Central City. You can donate money via the SnapScan system we’ve set up (see here), in which case we will split it equally among the six NGOs that follow. Or you can contact one or more of the NGOs of your choice yourself to give money or goods directly.

The Carpenter’s Shop

Your donation goes to: social worker assessments and support aimed at rehabilitating and reintegrating street people into society; vocational training; a second-phase shelter; ablution facilities.

Also needs: clothing

The Carpenter’s Shop also runs a car wash with dry washing. Here, you can get your vehicle cleaned by street people who have gone through a training course. Your support enables The Carpenter’s Shop to train more people, giving them an opportunity to become employed.

14a Roeland St
021 461 5508

Khulisa Social Solutions

Your donation goes to: personal development and work-based rehabilitation for the chronic homeless to reintegrate into society.

Find out about the Khulisa Streetscapes garden, sponsored by the CCID and where members of the public can buy the produce grown, here.

3rd floor, Norlen House, 17 Buitenkant St
021 465 6112


Your donation goes to: the rehabilitation of men and women living on the street via structured employment.

Also needs: shoes

Did you know Straatwerk gives the CCID extra capacity to meet urban management needs as they arise? Through this collaboration, the CCID creates work opportunities for around 300 street people each year. This includes an upskilled road maintenance team consisting of six members who attend to repairs to damaged pavement surfaces and signage, minor potholes, and road-marking painting.

37 Chiappini St, Bo-Kaap
021 425 0140

Youth Solutions Africa

Your donation goes to: a shelter and skills training programmes for men and women; a social worker to help reintegrate them into society.

Also needs: blankets

Find out how the CCID helped Youth Solutions Africa expand its Woodstock shelter, here.

Cnr Russell & Chapel streets, District Six
021 462 8006

Ons Plek

Your donation goes to: a shelter for female street children that provides food and accommodation.

7 Malleson Rd, Mowbray
021 685 4052/49

The Homestead

Your donation goes to: a shelter for male street children that provides food and accommodation; a reintegration programme.

150 Strand St
021 461 7470

Did we bin the bin project?

If you’ve been a City Views reader for some time, or follow the CCID, you may remember our GIVE RESPONSIBLY donation bin project. We rolled these out to Central City businesses every winter for several years to encourage their staff to donate items for street people. We are so proud that the project has taken on a life of its own, with many of the original stakeholders – Belmond Mount Nelson, Boston City Campus, Infestation, New Media Publishing, Pam Golding Properties, Protea Hotel North Wharf, Redefine Properties, Tsogo Sun and Woodheads – having run with it and now managing it themselves. Thank you! If you are prepared to have a bin on your premises and manage it via your own organisation, please email

Have a look at other ways to show you care.