The Little Brinks Foundation’s mission is to make sure that every baby and every child has a safe place to live, have food to eat and clothes to wear. The foundation is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of babies and children who cannot speak for themselves and are so often not heard.
Headquarters are located in Cape Town, South Africa
Little Brinks operates in The Cape Province, South Africa
Child “adoptions” whereby a level responsibility is taken for a child placed in a safe house. The responsible person or company would supply items like school supplies, birthday gifts etc. for the child throughout the year.
Monthly debit orders set up depositing a set amount as contribution
Since 2008 Little Brinks has undertaken several successful projects including:
The Little Brinks annual Christmas party
The Buren High School lunch project
A foster care program
A family help program
A safe house for children
The Little Brinks annual Christmas party was the organisation’s first project. The first Christmas party held provided gifts and food parcels for 50 children. After several years of success it grew into 250 children receiving items every year.
The Buren High School lunch project started when a group of concerned teachers at Buren High School noticed that several learners were coming to school hungry and were struggling to concentrate because of this. The school approached Little Brinks who agreed to help and together they opened the Little Brinks Kitchen at the school. On the very first day 60 children came for food. The next day there were 80 and soon the kitchen was feeding as many as 150 learners every day.
Little Brinks was founded in 2008 by Katherine Brink. She was inspired to start the organisation after a visit to the Elsies River Department of Social Services with her husband Danny Brinks, when they went to meet their daughter’s biological parents. They were struck by the plight of the many destitute people who came into the offices desperate for help, and realised that there were thousands of children who don’t have enough food, or are hurt or neglected – and decided to do something about it. The organisation’s first project was launching the annual Little Banks Christmas party.