The Crisis in Cape Town
On 27 March 2020, South Africa announced the globally most radical lockdown to protect its population from COVID-19 infections. People were obliged to isolate at home. The economy came close to a standstill. Especially low income communities struggled with the financial side effects. In an environment of high unemployment rates and the majority of people living from hand to mouth, the few income sources were almost completely cut off and basic food and health supplies couldn’t be provided.
Although the restrictions have since been relaxed and everyday life is slowly going back to what used to be 'normal', the impact of this radical lockdown on the economy and the population are devastating. Starvation, dramatic socio-economic consequences and the escalation of the generally critical situation were to be expected.
#TogetherForCapeTown is to unite people, companies and organisations from all over the world to channel resources and jointly empower the Youth of the Western Cape in under-resourced communities. While the current center of attention is on urgently needed food supplies, our long-term focus is on education and job creation support.
Your help is needed urgently!
We are committed to providing at least 3.000.000 meals to hungry children in Cape Town by the end of 2020.
As the brainchild of Philipp Hartmann in Cape Town, the fundraising platform TogetherForCapeTown.com was created jointly with the Swiss NGO Ubuntu and the German NGO Matchbox e.V. The fundraising platform was recently expanded to include the Swedish NGO Project Playground. All partners have been supporting children in South Africa's townships for many years and rely on local and international networks.
Hand-in-hand we support hungry children with meals or food parcels, distributed through our reliable partner organisations on the ground.
To achieve this, we need your help!
We need your support
The best way to support our work is a financial contribution. You can donate through our partnering non-profit organisations in Switzerland, Germany, and South Africa. Thank you for your kind contribution!
Donate via direct bank transfer:
St. Galler Kantonalbank AG
9001 St. Gallen
Swift Code: KBSGCH22
For donations from CHF 200 upwards we provide Swiss donation certificates. Please add your postal address as reference.
SMS-Donations from Switzerland:
Simply send your desired amount together with the keyword KAPSTADT via SMS to 488.
For example, if you want to donate CHF 50 via SMS, send an SMS with the text “KAPSTADT 50" to 488 (plus regular SMS fee)
The maximum amount you can donate via SMS is CHF 100.
Please note that we cannot issue donation receipts for donations by SMS, as we are not informed of the donor's identity. Thank you for your understanding.
Donate via direct bank transfer:
For donations from €200 upwards we provide German donation certificates. Please add your postal address as reference.
SMS-Donations from Germany:
To donate €10 via SMS, send the keyword KAPSTADT to 81190 (plus regular SMS fee)
Get in touch, we'd love to hear from you!
on the ground
Get to know our tireless partner organizations in Cape Town: They obtain food, cook, package and distribute meals to hungry children.
Join us on our mission to make a difference.
Corporate Sponsors & Media Partners
Meet our Corporate Sponsors & Media Partners. Join us on our mission to make a difference.
As a small or large company, a non-profit organization or any private initiative, you can participate in #TogetherForCapeTown. Help us move mountains – we look forward to hearing from you.
The team behind
While the German Architect lived in Cape Town from 2006 until 2016, she built up the NGO Matchbox in South Africa and Germany. As Project Manager she leads the team, coordinates construction works and raises funding.
The South African Marketing Expert grew up in Austria and Cape Town. In 2013 she founded the non-profit organisation Ubuntu, based in Switzerland. Through her international network she finances and coordinates upliftment for schools and daycare centers in Cape Town’s townships.
Follow the change
Please support our cause! Together we’re raising funds to provide 3.000.000 meals for children in Cape Town‘s townships.