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Help Up Today!

Help Up Today!

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Welcome to Help Up!

Hi, my name is Georgia. In 2018 I started the Help Up Initiative in order to prove that people from all walks of life could work in harmony towards a common goal and achieve great things as a collective.  Our goal is to remove trash from rivers by cleaning up BEFORE the trash falls into the river or flows into the ocean. We currently collect 10 tonnes of trash every month from areas of Cape Town that do not have adequate service delivery – cleaning at the source to prevent river and ocean plastic pollution.

We collect over 10 tonnes of trash every month from townships and informal settlements!                                                                                                        

Help Up is successful, sustainable, and scalable!

Help Up is an environmental and economic empowerment organization that defines itself as a ‘Compassionate Disruption Initiative’. This means that whatever we set out to do, we always take the following into consideration.

  1. Can we act to improve the natural environment as well as the circumstances of those who live in an area in a positive and non-judgmental way?
  2. How can we include as many people as possible and still be financially sustainable?
  3. Who can we partner with to create greater environmental awareness and impact with our projects?

For those of you who know about Help Up and have supported our river cleanups in the past, you will know that we have a unique model called Franchises Are Free. We initiate environmental stewardship businesses using our franchise business model.

Our clean-up crews work for themselves. They plan and present their potential cleanup projects, choose the site, hire their own crew and provide Help Up with photographic evidence of their achievements before, during, and after every cleanup in order to receive payment for a great job done.

 

OUR MISSION 2021

  • To continue with our, hugely successful, Franchises Are Free Project in Langa and Khayelitsha Empowering people to start their own environmental cleanup businesses in townships and informal settlements with our full financial support. Help Up provides all the protective equipment, tools, bags, gloves, phone data and any further support that they may require to get a great job done.
  • Future planned projects also include an environmental renewal element, which means that our franchisees will be planting indigenous flora to renew areas around vulnerable spots along river catchments that have become plastic dumping areas and breeding grounds for disease, rats, and mosquitoes.
  • This project extension will go a long way to impact awareness of the effect of waste on freshwater, disease prevention, etc.
  • This project is an extension of our Franchises Are Free initiative and will be managed entirely by members of the Help Up community. In this way, Help Up can promote communal stewardship for an area and ensure that all the people of the area enjoy the benefits of Help Up projects.

By supporting Help Up, you are joining hands with an organization that makes changes every day, in many ways. We have a proven track record of success and have had the privilege of changing the lives and circumstances of many of the people who have joined our movement.                                                            

A pledge of R250 per month sponsors one person for one 3 hour of environmental clean-up. You will be cleaning the environment, changing someone’s life, and helping us to encourage and support them in their journey beyond poverty. 

From all of us at Help Up, we thank you for your pledges, support, and encouragement.

Help Up NPC is a registered Non-Profit Company

Company Registration number 2019/558280/08

Donations

  • Aug 02, 2022 - R 211.50
  • "

    The perfect project for SA

    " - Alice

  • Jul 04, 2022 - R 211.50
  • "

    The perfect project for SA

    " - Alice

  • Jun 02, 2022 - R 211.50
  • "

    The perfect project for SA

    " - Alice

  • May 04, 2022 - R 211.50
  • "

    The perfect project for SA

    " - Alice

  • Apr 04, 2022 - R 211.50
  • "

    The perfect project for SA

    " - Alice

  • Mar 02, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "

    The perfect project for SA

    " - Alice

  • Feb 05, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Great job guys!!" - Greg

  • Feb 02, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "

    The perfect project for SA

    " - Alice

  • Jan 04, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "

    The perfect project for SA

    " - Alice

  • Dec 02, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    The perfect project for SA

    " - Alice

  • Nov 03, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    The perfect project for SA

    " - Alice

  • Oct 04, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    The perfect project for SA

    " - Alice

  • Sep 28, 2021 - R 212.00
  • "Keep up the wonderful work" - Maureen

  • Sep 27, 2021 - USD $ 70.82
  • "Thank you for the work you're doing! Every time I see your posts it fills me with hope. You guys are amazing!! " - Melanie

  • Sep 11, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "So proud of you all. Super Heroes!! " - Mary Terry

  • Sep 06, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Thank you Helpup for everything you do! " - Paula van Niekerk

  • Sep 02, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    The perfect project for SA

    " - Alice

  • Aug 29, 2021 - R 212.00
  • "Keep up the wonderful work" - Maureen

  • Aug 03, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    The perfect project for SA

    " - Alice

  • Jul 31, 2021 - USD $ 7.24
  • "With best wishes for your amazing work" - Idafay Mervis

  • Jul 30, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Inspirational! Thank you! " - Susan

  • Jul 30, 2021 - R 212.00
  • "Keep up the wonderful work" - Maureen

  • Jul 19, 2021 - R 250.00
  • "What dedication ot keep on every week!" - Catherine

  • Jul 02, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    The perfect project for SA

    " - Alice

  • Jun 29, 2021 - R 212.00
  • "Keep up the wonderful work" - Maureen

  • Jun 03, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Thank you for the inspiration! " - Mary Terry

  • Jun 02, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    The perfect project for SA

    " - Alice

  • May 30, 2021 - R 212.00
  • "Keep up the wonderful work" - Maureen

  • May 27, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Great work - keep it up. " - Jane Smith

  • May 17, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Such a great initiative!

    " - C

  • May 04, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    The perfect project for SA

    " - Alice

  • May 04, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    Keep up the great work!

    " - Jenni Petersen

  • May 03, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "You are doing amazing work, thank you" - Gill and Jonathan

  • May 03, 2021 - USD $ 20.00
  • "clean up the rivers, plant trees" - David

  • Apr 30, 2021 - R 240.00
  • "TwoCan is so pleased to see what you're doing! Keep up the good work! " - TwoCanZA

  • Apr 29, 2021 - R 212.00
  • "Keep up the wonderful work" - Maureen

  • Apr 29, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    Love seeing the clean up results. Much appreciated

    " - Chantal Fourie

  • Apr 27, 2021 - R 250.00
  • "You guys are amazing🤩 thank you for all your hard efforts! " - Gina

  • Apr 27, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Keep going, great job!" - Liz

  • Apr 26, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Super heroes, all. Thank you! " - Mary Terry

  • Apr 26, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Fantastic project" - Gail 🤘

  • Apr 07, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Thanks for the awesome work" - Heidi

  • Apr 06, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    The perfect project for SA

    " - Alice

  • Mar 30, 2021 - R 212.00
  • "Keep up the wonderful work" - Maureen

  • Mar 29, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Keep up the amazing work!" - Caroline h

  • Mar 22, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Keep up the wonderful work" - Maureen

  • Mar 22, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Thank you from the cast of "Pakslae."" - Jeani

  • Mar 09, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Love this project! " - Nanna

  • Mar 08, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Keep up the great work! " - Tim O'Connor

  • Feb 21, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "For my Super Heroes! " - Mary

  • Feb 15, 2021 - USD $ 7.22
  • "Thank you is not enough, you guys are fantastic! " - Ingrid

  • Feb 14, 2021 - USD $ 13.65
  • "I love you beautiful humans !! " - Chrissy

  • Feb 11, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Great work, worthy of support! " - TPT

  • Feb 10, 2021 - USD $ 14.31
  • "Keep up the good work!" - Annke

  • Feb 09, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Inspirational work you are doing" - Daryl van Arkel

  • Feb 09, 2021 - USD $ 33.46
  • "Thank-you for what you do" - Heike

  • Feb 08, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Well done" - SPK

  • Feb 08, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Well done! " - Ryan Viljoen

  • Feb 08, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "The work you do is amazing. Thank you!" - Teva Scarborough

  • Feb 08, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Thank you for your contribution to a cleaner and safer Cape Town." - KB

  • Feb 08, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Keep up the good work!" - Karen

  • Feb 04, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    Please launch in other areas too.

    " - Francine

  • Jan 27, 2021 - R 212.00
  • "Looking forward to helping in person" - Liz Sparg

  • Jan 19, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Keep up the amazing work" - Laura

  • Jan 19, 2021 - USD $ 27.50
  • "Wonderful project that is so necessary. Can we include the planting of trees alonf the Black River?" - David

  • Jan 19, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Amazing work." - Anonymous

  • Jan 13, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    Incredible work!

    " - Ashleigh

  • Jan 11, 2021 - USD $ 69.19
  • "Much appreciation for this work." - Emma

  • Jan 11, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "We appreciate all your hard work. " - Allison Blom

  • Jan 11, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Thank you for protecting our rivers and oceans. " - Ines

  • Jan 02, 2021 - USD $ 72.01
  • "Great initiative- keep it up!" - Evan Kleyn

  • Dec 28, 2020 - R 212.00
  • "Looking forward to helping in person" - Liz Sparg

  • Dec 23, 2020 - R 120.00
  • "

    This is one of many to come! Follow the progress on Instagram @twocanza

    " - TwoCanZA

  • Dec 10, 2020 - USD $ 31.73
  • "Very proud to support this initiative" - Paule Sachs

  • Nov 27, 2020 - R 212.00
  • "Looking forward to helping in person" - Liz Sparg

  • Nov 17, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "

    Jane Doherty

    " - Snapscan

  • Oct 28, 2020 - R 212.00
  • "Looking forward to helping in person" - Liz Sparg

  • Oct 25, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "PUL (Pick Up Litter) together! " - Mary

  • Oct 07, 2020 - R 250.00
  • "Thank you " - Lindiwe

  • Sep 28, 2020 - USD $ 584.62
  • "Werner Property Agents " - Werner Steyn

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Looking forward to helping in person" - Liz Sparg

  • Sep 17, 2020 - USD $ 26.46
  • "clean up the rivers, plant trees" - David

  • Sep 08, 2020 - USD $ 63.26
  • "What’s wonderful systemic solution " - Anonymous

  • Sep 01, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Thank you for this wonderful initiative!" - Silver Hare Creative

  • Aug 31, 2020 - USD $ 11.99
  • "We are so indebted to you for the amazing work you do. Thank you" - Emma

  • Aug 31, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Well done. " - Anonymous

  • Aug 31, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "An incredible incentive " - Zaskia

  • Aug 31, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "What an amazing initiative. My flat looks out over the Elsieskraal River and I know how much rubbish flows by... and how wonderful it looks when clean. " - Jane Smith

  • Aug 31, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Love the work you are doing and the way in which you are doing it.

    " - Daphne Cooper

  • Aug 31, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "I admire the work you guys do so much. I saw the Black River clean up and knew I had to get involved somehow. " - Stefan

  • Aug 03, 2020 - USD $ 21.15
  • "Well done guys" - SP Kent

  • Aug 02, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "I so respect the work you do, not only from a sustainability point of view but for employment opportunities. Onwards and upwards." - Viv Gordon

  • Jul 31, 2020 - R 50.00
  • "Gooo avatars!! R&L" - Leo burnett

  • Jul 30, 2020 - R 50.00
  • "Go Help Up Avatars !!" - Kate Burnett

  • Jul 30, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "I love Help Up! " - GEORGIA MCTAGGART

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Help Up is a 'Compassionate Disruption Initiative'. We work on environmental projects to remove waste from rivers and streets. We work to empower people all over Cape Town's poorest communities to start their own environmental micro businesses. We have been operating since 2018 and registered as an NPC in 2019.

We have clean up partnerships in Langa and Khayelitsha. We also have weekly cleanups along the Black River which runs through the poorest areas of Cape Town. We use these cleanups to train our budding entrepreneurs and to build networks that serve to create deeper cultural understanding of our community and create new friendships. We have collected over 84 tons of waste from rivers and streets since January 2019.