ABOUT US

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OUR HISTORY

Straight from the Heart was formed in August 2002 with the following guiding principle: "Words without deeds is like a body without a soul". During the years many fund raising activities were arranged with the proceeds being used to fund projects like: entertaining and feeding kids from various agencies including, Dolphin Educare Centre, Cape Mental Health Society, Heatherdale Home, Beautiful Gates, St. Francis School, St. Georges School and SOS. Dolphin Educare Centre, Cape Mental Health Society and Heatherdale Home were also beneficiaries of goods that were utilized in their day to day running. SFTH also assisted in relief efforts during times of hurricanes and storm flooding within Cape Town. We have assisted the Red Cross Society both financially and practically in their many relief efforts. In order to accommodate the increased need for community involvement, the organisation increased its membership and a properly constituted body was formed in April 2008. In later years SFTH initiated monthly feeding sessions in many of the poorer informal settlements, providing dry food hampers to communities etc. These feeding sessions continue to this day.

In 2011 SFTH launched its Educational Support Programme (ESP) and elected to support 2 worthy students. This programme endeavors to:

  • to assist students through mentoring to attain "A" status
  • to encourage students to become involved in their communities
  • through our bursaries to encourage budget planning and accountable expenditure
  • to alleviate poverty

The ESP now enters its sixth year with the students nearing the completion of their tertiary education.

"Words without deeds is like a body without a soul."

OUR VISION AND MISSION

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Donate to a specific project need, for example to “ 20 euros for a wheelbarrow ”, or else to a project generally e.g. “Building a school in Mombasa, Kenya”. You can always donate anonymously. Rather than a one-off donation, you can become a monthly donor. Also a possibility with many projects: donations in kind or donating your time as a volunteer.

Rate it if you happen to know the project manager or if you know more about the project for some other reason. Post your opinion on the project-site, ideally including photos or videos from when you visited the project on-site. You can also ask the project manager questions at any time. Others can use their answers to help them decide whether to donate.