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Together we’re raising funds to provide 3.000.000 meals for children in Cape Town‘s townships

The Crisis in Cape Town

South Africa has announced the globally most radical lockdown to protect its population from COVID-19 infections.

Public life has been shut down since 27th of March 2020 and people are obliged to isolate at home. Especially low income communities struggle with the financial side effects. In an environment of high unemployment rates, the few income sources are cut off and basic food and health supply can’t be provided. Starvation, dramatic socio-economic consequences and the escalation of the generally critical situation are expected.

on the ground

Our Vision

Our vision for #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 with an emphasis on education and job creation.

Our Solution

Help is needed instantly! 

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, which both focus on the empowerment of children in South Africa‘s under-resourced communities. 

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, South Africa or Germany. Thank you!

Donations in Switzerland


St. Galler Kantonalbank AG
IBAN CH1200781617313202001
Swift Code KBSGCH22

For donations from 200CHF upwards we provide Swiss donation certificates. Please type your postal address as reference.

Donations in Germany


DE79320700240166302001, BIC DEUTDEDB320

For donations from 200€ upwards we provide German donation certificates. Please type your postal address as reference.

Donations in South Africa


FNB, Acc No. 62307936528, Branch No. 201709, SWIFT-Code: FIRNZAJJ

Please type your postal address as reference for South African donation certificates.

Get in touch, we'd love to hear from you!

Our Partners

on the ground

Join us on our mission to make a difference.

As a small or large business, a non-profit organisation or any private initiative you can become part of #TogetherForCapeTown and help us move mountains. We look forward to hearing from you.

Corporate Sponsors & Media Partners

Meet our Corporate Sponsors & Media Partners.

The team behind


Verena Grips, Founder “Matchbox e.V."

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.

Nadja Perone, Founder “Verein Ubuntu"

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.

Philipp Hartmann, Initiator #togetherforcapetown

The German entrepreneur and surfer has been living for the past 20 years in Cape Town and founded the marketing agencies GSDH and the factory. Philipp is father of twins and triplets and hosts a podcast specially for Dads called DADicated.

Friends & Family

This would not be possible without these amazing people.

Steven Mewissen

So far, so good.

Why you love Cape Town? Home is where the mountain is.

Rick Wall


Why you love Cape Town? It’s a magical place that ignites your creativity 🤘🏾🤘🏾

Justin Scholtemeyer

Get a job you can do drunk.

Why you love Cape Town? The mountain.

Chris Eloff

Creativity is the openness to new possibilities.

Why you love Cape Town? The endless wellspring of creative individuals.

Shannon Bristow

Curiouser & Curiouser

Why you love Cape Town? Home

Meike Garling

Do what makes you happy.

Why you love Cape Town? Unlimited natural beauty.

Rebekka Keusch

Being creative makes me feel alive.

Why you love Cape Town? A place like no other.

Isolde Marktl

Be so happy loving life, that you don't have time for regret, worry, fret or fear.

Why you love Cape Town? No matter where I travel to abroad, the Mother City is always my final destination.

Tomy Hilser

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does!

Why you love Cape Town? Love the diversity

Jacques Esterhuizen

Lets make sparks

Why you love Cape Town? The culture, people and scenery.

Brandon Bruintjies

Make every second count!

Why you love Cape Town? It's the Mother of all Cities!

Qaasiem Hendricks

It is not the destination in life but the journey.

Why you love Cape Town? It is and will always be… my home.

Annika Lipp

Authenticity is key

Why you love Cape Town? The Western Cape is so special – on many different levels…

Stefanie Bergmann

Curiosity killed the cat.

Why you love Cape Town? Here I can do what I love most: rescue cats

Vanessa Hartmann

Be kind, loving and compassionate!

Why you love Cape Town? Nature, the light and the warm-hearted people have made this my home

Bernd Hülsmann

Share the Love

Why you love Cape Town? Love at first sight – the diversity, the nature and the sunlight

Jan Wölfel

Keep it real.

Why you love Cape Town? I spent great holidays there.

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 #follow #togetherforcapetown #rainbownation