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Feed the Children of Lavender Hill, Cape Town, during the COVID-19 Lockdown

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In the middle of lockdown and COVID-19, there are few options open to the poverty stricken community of Lavender HIll, Cape Town. Many children will not get a decent meal each day. The local volunteers of the Guardians of the National Treasure are struggling to feed 2500 children each day. We need 8000 ZAR (approximately $450) a day to cook a hot meals for all the children and to make family food parcels.

**UPDATE - We are now feeding 5000 children daily at 15 feeding stations ** 

Living in the COVID world is hard for all of us but harder still in communities like Lavender Hill where children go hungry every day. Please give what you can. 

Stay safe and well. Be kind.

About our organisation: The Guardians of the National Treasure (GNT) is a non-profit organisation, run by the community for the community, that helps under-privileged children and families on a daily basis with food, education, clothing, sports and other activities in Lavender Hill, Cape Town, South Africa. The GNT works to champion culture and community spirit through voluntary and community action, working inclusively and non-violently with the community.
 
The suburb of Lavender Hill is in the Cape Flats, an area of high unemployment to the south-east of the Central Business District of Cape Town. The area is also called ‘Gangland’ with high levels of poverty, violence, gun and gang related crime. Parents have problems collecting their children from schools in high risk areas and high school graduates cannot find jobs or further training. Gangs use children as young as 10 or 12 years old to deliver and sell drugs. We help to keep these kids busy with support and activities, especially sport.

Donations

  • Jul 14, 2020 - R 512.00
  • "

    Many thanks for the excellent work!

    " - mandy

  • Jul 12, 2020 - USD $ 13.28
  • "Thank you Joel and Stephen for the fantastic webinars!" - Louise Prothero

  • Jul 01, 2020 - USD $ 12.15
  • "thanks to steve and joel" - Ciarán Dunne

  • Jun 29, 2020 - USD $ 44.96
  • "Greetings from Estonia!" - Maret

  • Jun 27, 2020 - USD $ 6.11
  • "Through MI&B" - Ben Warman

  • Jun 26, 2020 - USD $ 10.48
  • "With love and hope from across the ocean, and also in gratitude for Steve Rollnick and Joel Porter for spreading awareness and supporting positive action." - Onna Brewer (USA)

  • Jun 26, 2020 - USD $ 12.93
  • "With pleasure " - Allie Fullah

  • Jun 25, 2020 - USD $ 30.47
  • "Donating in the name of Steve Rollnick for all the good work you do" - Theresa Moyers

  • Jun 25, 2020 - USD $ 26.21
  • "Thank you so much for the webinars. Great to have them, the information in the presentations has been very accessible and helpful " - Lynne Babbington

  • Jun 25, 2020 - USD $ 26.34
  • "with thanks to Prof Rollnick for the chance to give a little help" - Mike Porteous

  • Jun 24, 2020 - USD $ 5.28
  • "Keep doing good work" - Corey

  • Jun 24, 2020 - USD $ 6.58
  • "Keep spreading your light. Your kindness is inspiring." - Laura Howells

  • Jun 24, 2020 - USD $ 12.26
  • "Amazing work Ralph and thank you to Steve and Joel for the fantastic webinars and good work that you guys are doing." - Danielle

  • Jun 24, 2020 - USD $ 30.66
  • "Thanks to Steve and Joel for their webinars" - Janet

  • Jun 24, 2020 - USD $ 61.32
  • "Thank you for your work and thanks Steve and Joel for this opportunity" - Denise

  • Jun 24, 2020 - USD $ 49.06
  • "thank you for your work!" - stacy smith

  • Jun 24, 2020 - USD $ 36.79
  • "Thank you for your hard work and dedication. Sending love from Canada." - Marie Delorme

  • Jun 24, 2020 - USD $ 12.26
  • "Sounds like you are doing a lot of good for a lot of people." - Brian K Cutshall

  • Jun 24, 2020 - USD $ 26.38
  • "Most happy to help this program and thanks to Stephen Rollnick for making way for us to do so." - Steven Wells

  • Jun 24, 2020 - USD $ 58.12
  • "Keep up the great work." - David Rosengren

  • Jun 24, 2020 - USD $ 11.62
  • "Peace and love!" - Yoshikazu Fujimoto

  • Jun 24, 2020 - USD $ 6.58
  • "Great work" - Drew Wallace

  • Jun 08, 2020 - USD $ 13.34
  • "Thank you for all you are doing!" - Pete

  • Jun 06, 2020 - USD $ 157.31
  • "For a project that is beyond inspiring, thank you. Steve Rollnick" - Steve Rollnick

  • Jun 05, 2020 - USD $ 26.65
  • "Such amazing work, hope this helps a little" - Anonymous

  • Jun 03, 2020 - USD $ 19.94
  • "Thank you MI & Beyond team for the webinars! and Thank you Guardians of the National Treasure volunteers!" - B.E.

  • Jun 03, 2020 - USD $ 10.55
  • "Thank you to Steve & Joel and team for an absoultely brilliant webinar today! Much appreciated, Ange Watkins xxx" - Angela Watkins

  • Jun 03, 2020 - USD $ 24.84
  • "Thank you Stephen Rollnick and Joel Porter for the great series on MI and thank you to everyone at the THE GUARDIANS OF THE NATIONAL TREASURE for doing a great work." - Anna Lubac

  • Jun 03, 2020 - USD $ 30.57
  • "God Bless" - A Forson

  • Jun 03, 2020 - USD $ 12.23
  • "Great project, good luck with all that you do" - Cathy

  • Jun 03, 2020 - USD $ 26.21
  • "with heartfelt wishes" - Mike Porteous

  • Jun 03, 2020 - USD $ 15.38
  • "You are doing a wonderful job. God bless you. Thank you Steve and Joel (MI webinar) for this opportunity to donate for a good cause. " - Michael Perla

  • Jun 03, 2020 - USD $ 6.55
  • "Mi is all about giving back and paying forwards, thanks MI and beyond!" - Anonymous

  • Jun 03, 2020 - USD $ 61.16
  • "You are heroes! Thank you for your good work." - Crystal Peters

  • Jun 03, 2020 - USD $ 11.59
  • "Peace and love!" - Yoshikazu Fujimoto

  • Jun 03, 2020 - USD $ 22.13
  • "Greetings from Estonia" - Maret

  • Jun 03, 2020 - USD $ 30.57
  • "Motivational Interviewing and Beyond Webinar" - Gretchen Ames

  • Jun 03, 2020 - USD $ 10.42
  • "Donation on behalf of MI & Beyond" - Greg Sumpter

  • Jun 03, 2020 - USD $ 12.23
  • "" - David

  • Jun 03, 2020 - USD $ 12.42
  • "Good luck to all. " - Alison

  • Jun 03, 2020 - USD $ 26.21
  • "Sending love and support from the UK shout out to Stephen and Joel for the link " - Caitlin Hayton

  • Jun 03, 2020 - USD $ 30.57
  • "Great support from MI and Beyond" - Anonymous

  • Jun 03, 2020 - USD $ 30.57
  • "From Steve'swebinar" - Andy Oughton

  • Jun 03, 2020 - USD $ 6.55
  • "Great work" - Vicky

  • Jun 03, 2020 - USD $ 18.99
  • "Thank you got the link at the MI webinar " - Tali

  • May 28, 2020 - USD $ 122.67
  • "With love and thanks for all you are doing to feed the children. " - Jane Sherwood

  • May 19, 2020 - USD $ 16.34
  • "Good luck with the project" - Veronica Kamerling

  • May 19, 2020 - USD $ 22.98
  • "With thanks to Stephen and Joel for their webinars." - Laurence Halsted

  • May 18, 2020 - USD $ 14.19
  • "I hope my little helps" - Bazza

  • May 18, 2020 - USD $ 32.09
  • "Great to see a glimpse of what you do - hope this helps" - Mike Porteous

  • May 18, 2020 - USD $ 45.40
  • "Keep up the good work! From Joel Porter" - MI and Beyond

  • May 17, 2020 - USD $ 34.04
  • "You are doing an amazing job! Thank you!!!" - James Lawrence

  • May 16, 2020 - USD $ 157.31
  • "Please thank the volunteer heroes!" - Steve Rollnick

  • May 15, 2020 - USD $ 53.52
  • "Keep up the good work!" - Akira

  • May 14, 2020 - USD $ 11.52
  • "Donating after a webinar by Stephen Rollnick" - Stuart Munro

  • May 14, 2020 - USD $ 22.95
  • "Please to support such a worthy project!" - Anonymous

  • May 14, 2020 - USD $ 19.11
  • "Peace and love!" - Yoshikazu Fujimoto

  • May 14, 2020 - USD $ 13.00
  • "Keep up the good work" - Fari Haynes

  • May 14, 2020 - USD $ 54.60
  • "Keep up the good work!" - Susan Klumpner

  • May 14, 2020 - USD $ 13.00
  • "Amazing work - heard about your cause through MI & Beyond" - Steffi Dampney

  • May 14, 2020 - USD $ 5.76
  • "Keep up good work" - Jen L

  • May 14, 2020 - USD $ 5.76
  • "Empathy and love from Cardiff, UK" - Helen Oliver

  • May 14, 2020 - USD $ 32.50
  • "Inspiring work!" - Kostas Goumas

  • May 14, 2020 - USD $ 57.60
  • "Keep going" - James Nageotte

  • May 05, 2020 - USD $ 52.75
  • "Amazing work you are doing! So inspiring Xx" - Helen

  • May 05, 2020 - USD $ 28.90
  • "You are doing fantastic work :-) " - Claire

  • May 02, 2020 - USD $ 39.60
  • "All the best Ralph, Russell (MINT UK & Ireland)" - Russell Calderwood

  • May 02, 2020 - USD $ 58.37
  • "Happy to support the effort in Lavender Hill. Well wishes to you all <3" - Laura Blue

  • May 01, 2020 - USD $ 26.38
  • "Thank you Steve and Joel!" - Gretchen Ames

  • Apr 30, 2020 - USD $ 27.13
  • "Investing in children protects our future. Thanks to Stephen & Joel, MI webinar" - Wendy

  • Apr 30, 2020 - USD $ 32.73
  • "Keep up the inspirational work." - Melvyn Hillsdon

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 10.72
  • "All the best from the UK!" - Louise Prothero

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 26.80
  • "I hope you all live life in peace." - Yoshikazu Fujimoto

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 25.45
  • "Best wishes to everyone in SA" - Lyndon Pritchard

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 19.40
  • "Stephen Rollnick highlighted the great work your project does" - Phil Jones

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 56.55
  • "Feed the body, nourish the soul! Thank you for your great work!" - Pam Burke

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 10.62
  • "Well done on your supportive efforts, love to you from the UK" - Emma Bird

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 6.45
  • "Thank you for all the great work you are doing. " - Kimberley Walker

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 24.39
  • "Stay well and safe. Thank you Steve and Joel for your time and insight." - Hazel

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 12.93
  • "Kia kaha - stay strong" - Anonymous

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 28.45
  • "Steve Rollnick highlighted the great work you guys are doing - stay safe & thank you. " - Scott Murray

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 28.27
  • "All the best wishes for this difficult time!" - Christian Luthardt

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 6.47
  • "Directed to your good work via Stephen Rollnick, keep it up you are fantastic. " - Eleanor

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 30.65
  • "Good luck with this important work" - Liz Taylor

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 28.27
  • "Thank you Stephen for linking us to both support this special cause and bringing the quality of MI to life during these uncertain times" - Jodi Pitt

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 10.72
  • "Keep up the good work" - ian burke

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 42.20
  • "Thanks for everything you do." - Manon Khazrai

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 56.55
  • "Hope this helps. Thanks Steve and Joel for a great seminar" - Mark Smithies

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 26.80
  • "Keep on the good work" - Aat

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 25.87
  • "God bless you " - ekundayo musa

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 51.74
  • "Keep safe and well everyone" - Kathy Goumas

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 6.22
  • "Keep up the good work" - Daryl Harris

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 6.47
  • "Amazing work" - Kerry-ann liles

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 56.55
  • "thank you for the care you are offering to people" - Jan Procter-King

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 53.56
  • "Stephen Rollnick webinar" - Aaron O'Connell

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 13.01
  • "Greeting and best wishes from Wales xx" - Fiona Goodwin

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 2.83
  • "Thank you Stephen & Joel" - Paige (England, UK)

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 26.80
  • "With thanks via Stephen Rollnick." - Ford Hickson

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 25.87
  • "Hope this of some help for your organisation at this difficult time" - David

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 11.31
  • "Good Luck" - Bobby Crutchley

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 12.93
  • "Sent by Stephen Rollnick, keep up the amazing work!" - Taylor Michael Collard

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 19.40
  • "Sending love and support from the UK shout out to Stephen and Joel for the link " - Caitlin Hayton

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 12.93
  • "thank you" - cat clark

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 12.26
  • "Steve Rollnick inspired" - Robert Clift

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 52.12
  • "Thank you for your work" - Beth Glicker

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 6.47
  • "Keep up the great work" - Kerry

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 12.26
  • "Good luck and thank you for your efforts" - Anna - Rollnick MI webinar participant

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 25.87
  • "From Steve'swebinar" - Andy

  • Apr 29, 2020 - USD $ 14.14
  • "Good luck" - Nick Davey

  • Apr 26, 2020 - USD $ 27.79
  • "Keep up the great work!" - Gal Anziska

  • Apr 24, 2020 - USD $ 165.96
  • "my best wishes for your fantastic work" - stephen rollnick

  • Apr 14, 2020 - USD $ 58.38
  • "To my friends in South Africa. I love this place. " - Nicholas Rumney

  • Apr 13, 2020 - USD $ 32.74
  • "Ralph and Team - you are doing great, in tough times. Keep it up - the children need you!" - Karen Sparrow

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 60 138.35

Fundraising target

R 100 000.00
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The Guardians of the National Treasure (GNT) is a non-profit organisation, run by the community for the community, that helps underprivileged children and families on a daily basis with food, education, clothing, sports and other activities in Lavender Hill, Cape Town, South Africa. The GNT works to champion culture and community spirit through voluntary and community action, working inclusively and non-violently with the community.
 
The suburb of Lavender Hill is in the Cape Flats, an area of high unemployment to the south-east of the Central Business District of Cape Town. The area is also called ‘Gangland’ with high levels of poverty, violence, gun and gang-related crime. Parents have problems collecting their children from schools in high-risk areas and high school graduates cannot find jobs or further training. Gangs use children as young as 10 or 12 years old to deliver and sell drugs. We help to keep these kids busy with support and activities, especially sport.