Building community - Samaritan Partners Trust

Building community - Samaritan Partners Trust

The Samaritan Partners Trust is an independent trust through which donations are channelled to projects we have identified as meaningful and successful.

How to donate

Samaritan Partners Trust
(Rondebosch United Church, Belmont Road, Rondebosch 7700, Cape Town)
First National Bank (Main Road, Rondebosch 7700, Cape Town)
Current Account number: 62065022669
Branch Code: 201 509
Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ (routing number)

Adonis Musati Project

The Adonis Musati Project was named after a young Zimbabwean who died of starvation on the streets of Cape Town whilst waiting to get his asylum papers. Formed in 2007 and run by volunteers, the Adonis Musati Project exists to assist refugees who face a similar plight in Cape Town, by distributing donated food, second-hand clothing, toiletries, blankets and sleeping bags.

Friends of Child Protection

Friends of Child Protection was founded in 2002 by a group of Christian woman led by Kerrin Marcon and her Mum Flo Borchers, who felt compelled to do something after hearing about the alleged gang-rape of a 9-month-old baby. Researching the issue further, they came to realise the magnitude and severity of child abuse in South Africa and decided to take action.

The Homestead

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Homestead’s Early Intervention Centre took place on 21 May 2010 in Khayelitsha. Lichtblick and the Goettinger Rotarians donated R210,000 towards the project, aimed at caring for street children in the community.

Jabulani Rural Health Foundation

Together with two other enthusiastic doctors, Taryn and Ben Gaunt, RUC members Karl and Sally le Roux founded the Jabulani Rural Health Foundation in October 2007. The Foundation is based at Zithulele Hospital, a small rural hospital in the Wild Coast, in one of the poorest areas of South Africa, where it supports the development of Zithulele Hospital and the health of the surrounding – around 130,000 people.

Vista Nova School

Vista Nova School, with its two campuses in Rondebosch and Pinelands, caters for children with cerebral palsy, physical disabilities and other barriers to learning. These disabilities preclude the learners from attending a mainstream school. Vista Nova strives to provide learners of all ages with a quality education whilst accommodating their specific needs through remedial educational and therapeutic interventions. 

Women of Zimbabwe Arise

Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) is a passive-resistance civil society project working for political change in Zimbabwe. Their members face imprisonment and physical abuse, but continue to practise non-violent resistance. In one of their regular passive resistance demonstrations, which takes place on Valentines Day, they hand out roses to members of the public. Jenni Williams and Magodonga Mahlangu, who lead WOZA, were recently awarded the Robert F.

Peninsula School Feeding Association

The Peninsula School Feeding Association is 50 years old and feeds about 234,500 children daily in more than 600 primary and high schools throughout the Western Cape. With the motto ‘You can’t teach a hungry child’, they provide a cooked meal four days a week (samp and beans, rice and soya) to many children who would otherwise not receive a proper meal.

Loaves and Fishes

Loaves and Fishes is a Christian organisation dedicated to providing homeless people with shelter and helping them to develop self-reliance again. It is based in Woodstock and takes in people from all walks of life, many of whom have become homeless due to drug or alcohol addiction or to psychiatric problems. It can accommodate up to 35 people at a time. There are only four staff members, a Director, House Mother, Administrator and part-time counsellor.

Cape Mental Health Society

The Cape Mental Health Society is a non-profit organisation based in Cape Town which helps people with intellectual and psychiatric disabilities to reach their full potential. Too often such people are denied appropriate education and work, and are socially sidelined, abused and exploited. Established in 1913, the organisation serves the greater Cape Town area, especially the impoverished urban and rural communities. Their services are free to those who cannot pay.