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Support the work of Souper Troopers

Kerry Hoffman was inspired to connect with the most marginalised individuals - people living on the streets. One day of serving soup and sandwiches from an urban pavement to homeless individuals led to a vision that gestures like these could bring about positive change in an increasingly negative space. 

In June 2014, Souper Troopers was formed. We, in Cape Town, are aware of the prevalence of homelessness. Homeless people go without having their basic human needs met. Instead of aiming to ‘solve the problem,’ Souper Troopers provide specific events and services that bring homeless people some dignity and attention.

Souper Troopers have had 42 ‘socials’ (monthly events) that are a platform for allowing homeless individuals a space to have some fun and feel ‘human.’ Significantly, these events are frequently run together with people on the street. Some help in the kitchen, others give haircuts, and most of the people attending always help with keeping an eye out, making sure everything runs smoothly.

Through collaboration with volunteers, homeless individuals, and corporates, the monthly socials have included:

  • haircuts and a wholesome meal
  • pop-up boutique clothing spaces that allow homeless individuals to ‘shop’ in a dignified manner
  • Mobile showers
  • The donation of toiletries
  • Games and other entertainment, and the opportunity to celebrate birthdays

We are all human. We all have a story. Together we are the change.

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Fundraisers

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    Jacqui Benson

    R5,944 raised

2 Fundraiser projects

Donations

  1. Tracey Foulkes

    22 April 2019

    R200.00
  2. Samantha

    21 April 2019

    R180.00
  3. Anonymous donation

    21 April 2019

    R250.00
17 Donations

Fundraiser projects

2 Fundraiser projects

I am raising funds for Souper Troopers

By Kosta Papageorgiou

Hi! I need your help. I'm taking part in Lion 500 Challengers to raise money for Souper Troopers...

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Running for Souper Troopers - Dignity, Love, Respect

By Jacqui Benson

The REAL RACE IS NOW ON! Completing my completing my 13th Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marath...

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