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Homeless in Cape Town: The 48hr Challenge

Personal message

I’m passionate about this country and its people. But there is one particular section of our society that is being overlooked and, with your support, I want to change that. Let’s talk about homelessness.

Homeless in Cape Town is my mission to spend time on the streets living life as a homeless person might. I will have no money, cards, phone or assistance.

This is a personal challenge to accomplish three things:

1 - to bring the issue of homelessness into the forefront and get us all acknowledging it and talking about it

2- to highlight the help, support and resources that exist already and to enlighten the public on how they can best help

3 - to raise funds for my NPO, Ladles of Love, a soup kitchen that provides healthy hot meals for the homeless community

 During my time on the streets, I will be wearing a chest cam to capture my experiences and will be carrying out interviews with some of the people I encounter. I will be visiting shelters, soup kitchens and rehab centres to show you how they work. I’m not sure where I will be able to keep clean or use a bathroom - but this is what I want to understand too. More than 7000 homeless people in Cape Town face these challenges every single day.

I hope to really show a taste of what life is really like for the have-nots, so we can all better understand it. To do this, I will use the footage to create a short documentary about the experience.

Please sponsor me on my challenge so I can raise some much needed funds for my NPO Ladles of Love - a soup kitchen in Cape Town that has been working with the homeless community for 4.5 years. We provide healthy, tasty meals served with love. Our watchwords are love, dignity and respect. There is no judgement at a Ladles of Love kitchen. I will be spending a minimum of 24 hours on the streets and if I exceed my target of R48K raised, I will be homeless for 48 hours.

I want to raise R48,000 - this will pay for 4,800 more meals at our kitchens for people in real need.

Together, we can make Cape Town a better place - for everyone.

Donations

  • Dec 02, 2018 - USD $ 18.03
  • "You’re a legend Danny," - Ang & Sas

  • Dec 01, 2018 - R 111.05
  • "With love. awe and gratitude! " - Daniela

  • Nov 30, 2018 - USD $ 46.18
  • "Thank you Danni for making this world a better place. Be safe. Sending all my love to you over seas from Iceland <3" - Hugrun Halldorsdottir

  • Nov 30, 2018 - R 111.05
  • "Thank you for doing the really good work in life Danny! You are an inspiration. " - Jax

  • Nov 30, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Inspiring initiative! Thank you for all you do. " - Lyn & Simon

  • Nov 29, 2018 - USD $ 76.34
  • "Happy to support this effort." - Margie

  • Nov 29, 2018 - R 50.75
  • "Keep up the good work!! " - Raeesa Ebrahim

  • Nov 29, 2018 - R 507.50
  • "Thank you for your Care and Kindness" - Michelle Pillay

  • Nov 29, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Merry Xmas" - Mr X

  • Nov 29, 2018 - USD $ 15.26
  • "Thank you for your courage, service and fortitude " - Kai

  • Nov 29, 2018 - R 185.08
  • "Danny, thanks for being a beacon of light to us!" - Jax

  • Nov 29, 2018 - USD $ 14.51
  • "You are an inspiration Danny!" - Natalie de Gois

  • Nov 29, 2018 - USD $ 76.34
  • "Great work!" - Anonymous

  • Nov 29, 2018 - R 143.95
  • "You go Danny " - J.

  • Nov 29, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Thank you for all that you do Dani! " - Jacqui

  • Nov 28, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Best wishes Danny" - Well wisher

  • Nov 28, 2018 - USD $ 35.92
  • "We’re nearly there! Awesome Danny and Ladles x " - Paula Maria

  • Nov 28, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "You a legend Dani!" - Kimon

  • Nov 28, 2018 - USD $ 14.37
  • "All the best Danny! " - Nabeel

  • Nov 28, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Thanks for everything u do for the ones in need! Very inspiring!" - Jean-Marie

  • Nov 28, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Thank you for thinking of others and for doing the amazing work you do. You bring hope to so many lives " - Romy and Neil

  • Nov 28, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "You are a wonderful human being. Thank you for making this world a better place! Good luck!!" - Kim Martin

  • Nov 28, 2018 - R 203.00
  • "You are so inspiring my friend. Thank you for your passion, the world needs more people like you. May we each live our hearts out like this every day. " - Anonymous

  • Nov 28, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "You are doing such a great thing and this kind of awareness is much needed in our city and the world!" - Gavin

  • Nov 27, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck #BeSafe " - Judy

  • Nov 27, 2018 - R 1 010.00
  • "You rock Danny! An absolute inspiration. All the best with your 48hrs! Cannot wait to see the documentary. Thanx for affording me the opportunity to give back. " - Nizam Bray

  • Nov 27, 2018 - USD $ 215.55
  • "Good luck out there bud." - John

  • Nov 27, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "All the best for your 48 hour challenge" - Lesley Cox

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 75.93
  • "you are an inspiration to many" - sally ingham

  • Nov 26, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Absolutely loved being part of Ladles of Love and the incredible work you do, Danny & Seva warriors. Looking forward to being back for the Christmas Lunch! <3" - Caroline Collier

  • Nov 25, 2018 - USD $ 7.60
  • "You are an inspiration Danny! God bless you " - Dee

  • Nov 25, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Thanks for all you do!" - Lynn

  • Nov 23, 2018 - R 1 010.00
  • "This is excess money from my friends " - Hilary stern

  • Nov 23, 2018 - USD $ 76.50
  • "A privilege to support, in a small way" - Brian & Cheryl Gardner

  • Nov 22, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Good luck and well done!" - Liesel

  • Nov 22, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Good Luck dude, you're an inspiration to us all! " - Chris

  • Nov 22, 2018 - R 2 074.91
  • "Thanks Danny. You are a good man." - Derick B

  • Nov 21, 2018 - R 2 030.00
  • "My heart breaks for every homeless person in our beautiful country. Well done Danny for making a difference." - Lauren Weaver

  • Nov 21, 2018 - USD $ 37.30
  • "On behalf of my good friend Greg. Nice work! " - Howard Lunt-US

  • Nov 21, 2018 - USD $ 7.46
  • "~" - Anonymous

  • Nov 20, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "Great work guys!" - Candice W

  • Nov 19, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "keep it up Danny!" - Adrian

  • Nov 18, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Thank you for the work you do!" - Anonymous

  • Nov 13, 2018 - R 1 010.00
  • "Thank you for being a voice for the voiceless!" - Sue Sulzer

  • Nov 12, 2018 - R 10.00
  • "Great campaign " - Anonymous

  • Nov 11, 2018 - USD $ 5.14
  • "Great initiative! Looking forward to the documentary." - Marina

  • Nov 11, 2018 - R 203.00
  • "You have added so much value to our lives" - Christine and Julia

  • Nov 09, 2018 - R 406.00
  • "There are no words to describe someone as wonderful as you :) Love and blessing to you all xxxx Love Kimberley" - Kimberley Matthews

  • Nov 09, 2018 - USD $ 4.21
  • "Thank you for all the amazing work you do. You are always helping everyone, sharing the love. " - Janet

  • Nov 09, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Go Danny!" - Greg

  • Nov 09, 2018 - R 50.75
  • "Wish I could do more :)" - Tanya Vorster

  • Nov 09, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Here with Ladles + Danny, Kate and the rest of this incredible team! <3 The GEM Team! " - David Shields - GEM Project

  • Nov 08, 2018 - USD $ 13.27
  • "Good luck Danny. Great cause and amazing dedicated people supporting ladles of love xx" - Elle McGilp

  • Nov 08, 2018 - USD $ 15.13
  • "Good luck with the project" - Amy Perry

  • Nov 07, 2018 - USD $ 22.36
  • "Go Danny!!! Thank you for stepping up and taking action. You are an inspiration to us all!" - Janelle Young

  • Nov 07, 2018 - R 203.00
  • "Thank you so much for everything you're doing!!!" - Jorindi

  • Nov 04, 2018 - USD $ 36.77
  • "Share the love " - Keren Trabelsi

  • Nov 03, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Dont die" - Sagy Shein

  • Nov 02, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "We need to think about how to help the marginalized in our society. Incredible stuff you doing " - Sach

  • Nov 02, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "Thanks for inspiring and giving hope to many " - Carminda

  • Nov 02, 2018 - R 60.00
  • "So inspiring seeing people’s life immediately improved through your work! " - Nat

  • Nov 01, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "Admiration / respect / solidarity" - Martin Feinstein

  • Nov 01, 2018 - R 160.00
  • "May your ladles always be full!!" - Brenda

  • Oct 31, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Awesome work Dan. Thanks for this opportunity " - Gavin steinberg

  • Oct 31, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Awesome work!! " - Hasnaa and Safiyyah

  • Oct 30, 2018 - USD $ 35.82
  • "You are amazing, Danny" - Adrian

  • Oct 30, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "All the best" - Richard

  • Oct 30, 2018 - USD $ 10.52
  • "You do wonderful work!" - Franca

  • Oct 30, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "What an inspiration!!" - Sarah Kershaw

  • Oct 29, 2018 - R 400.00
  • "A great thing that you are doing for a good cause. Good luck and love from us all" - Leanne and Roberto Fagnocchi

  • Oct 29, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Go Danny go!! :)" - Marie Braun

  • Oct 29, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Thank you for caring about the homeless. You guys are doing a great job. " - Jen

  • Oct 29, 2018 - R 50.00
  • "Lets do this Danny!!! " - Juannos!

  • Oct 28, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Go-go Gadget Danny!" - Sam Gribble

  • Oct 27, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Keep on doing what you and your team are doing. It is I'm sure appreciated by those you guys help! God Bless you and your team in abundance!!!" - Keenen

  • Oct 26, 2018 - USD $ 105.20
  • "Really great work Danny!" - Jenna Kikani

  • Oct 26, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Such a great initiative " - Lucy

  • Oct 26, 2018 - USD $ 52.60
  • "Good luck Danny on your Cape Town streets survivalist challenge!" - Shannon

  • Oct 26, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Go DDog - so excited to watch this!" - Limps

  • Oct 26, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "Go Danny!! " - Maud

  • Oct 26, 2018 - R 2 056.40
  • "Amazing initiative" - Fanny Galus

  • Oct 25, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Courageous out the box Danny!" - Jesse

  • Oct 25, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Well done Danny!! " - Anonymous

  • Oct 25, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Amazing initiative. Xxx" - Judy

  • Oct 24, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "You’re awesome Danny, we all love and appreciate everything you do ??, I miss my ‘Ladles of Love’ friends!" - Paula Rakei

  • Oct 24, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Amazing work you're doing, Danny!" - Anon

  • Oct 24, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Bless ?" - Elizabeth

  • Oct 23, 2018 - R 257.05
  • "God bless you Ladles of Love. " - Kim Durrell

  • Oct 23, 2018 - USD $ 68.50
  • "This is so needed, share the love bro" - Anon

  • Oct 23, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "This is a fabulous idea. Many of us (myself included) don't know how to connect with the homeless. Please let me know how I can volunteer at your kitchen." - Joshua Gofman

  • Oct 22, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Proud of you. Being homeless in SA is a huge risk. While I wish that you continue to inspire more people to live consciously and to contribute towards humanity, I pray that you will be safe and taken care of. " - Siro

  • Oct 22, 2018 - USD $ 36.82
  • "Thank you for all the work you do Ladles of Love and Danni!" - Lisa Åkesson Stryker

  • Oct 22, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Hey Danny, love what you are doing! You guys are great! Will definitely join you again the next time I'll be Cape Town! Greetings from Germany, Anna" - Anna

  • Oct 22, 2018 - R 2 570.50
  • "Well done Danny for inspiring and enabling so many of us to give, time, money, effort etc. Only through awareness and then kindness can we be woke. " - Pieter

  • Oct 22, 2018 - USD $ 7.29
  • "Thanks for what you are doing and I am very much looking forward to the documentary." - Alexandra

  • Oct 22, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Love your initiative. Go Danny!" - Tiffany

  • Oct 22, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "The work you do is incredible! Its so inspiring to see what you all continue to achieve. " - Hannah Ingham

  • Oct 22, 2018 - R 359.87
  • "Thank you for all the epic work that you do. Such a special human!!!" - Anonymous

  • Oct 22, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "mint" - Kate

  • Oct 22, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Thank you for everything you do for humanity. You are my inspiration! " - Sam

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Donations to date

R 50 999.00

Fundraising target

R 48 000.00
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Ladles of Love is a completely non-profit soup kitchen and feeding scheme. We serve more than 2000 healthy, tasty meals every single week to disadvantaged and underpriviledged individuals, schools and communities.

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