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,’ the team at Cafféluxe joined the Souper Troopers team on Sunday 25 Feb 2018 and provided 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 social on 25 Feb 2018 included:
- A wholesome meal
- Cupcakes & Sweet Treats
- Iced Coffee
- Bottled water
- Arts & Crafts
- Medical Assistance
- Games and other entertainment
We are all human. We all have a story. Together we are the change.