Project Description

Katherine Brink

Place of Birth

Cape Town, South Africa

Industry

Charity

Business

Katherine Brink grew up in Cape Town and completed her secondary education at Wynberg Girls High School. She went on to study with Unisa.

Philanthropy and Sponsorship

Katherine Brink started a non-profit organisation called Little Brinks in 2008 through which she conducts her charitable business. Katherine’s journey in trying to improve the lives of babies and children started when she paid a visit to the Christine Revell Children’s Home and felt a strong urge to become involved with helping children in need.

Her first step was to adopt a little child and soon after she took the next step and started providing struggling parents with weekly food parcels to help feed their children. During a visit to the Department of Social Services with her husband to meet their adopted child’s biological parents, Katherine noticed the level of poverty of the people who came into the social services offices for help and became determined to offer assistance to as many as she can.

This inspired her to start a project that involves organising Christmas gatherings in aid of children in need, whereby underprivileged children would receive food packages and gifts on Christmas. To facilitate the project Katherine launched her non-profit organisation and named it Little Brinks. The first Christmas gathering helped 50 children, and as in 2017 the annual gathering provides for 250 children.