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Matchbox forms part of the TOGETHER FOR CAPETOWN network, an instantly created platform to raise funds for our EMERGENCY FOOD PROGRAM. In close cooperation with our international partners, we distribute food parcels to the children and their families in Cape Town’s underresourced communities.

End of March 2020 South Africa has announced the globally most radical lock down. As well as any public life, all daycare centers were shut down and the families in the township communities had to isolate themselves in their small homes. In an environment of high unemployment rates, the few income sources were cut off and basic food and health supply could not be provided. The lock down caused huge socio-economic consequences, leading to hunger and despair.

Throughout the crisis Matchbox provided over 6.000 food parcels to the 500 children from our centers and their families that generated over 200.000 meals. Since the lock down ended in October 2020, our centers re-opened and we deliver healthy meals for our children on a daily base.

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About our work

A large amount of young children in South Africa’s townships does not receive preschool support. We empower under-resourced daycare centres and improve educational standards for the children.

Matchbox is a Cape Town based non-profit organisation aiming to improve the quality of life and learning for young children living in South Africa’s underprivileged township communities.

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For an annual contribution you ‘ll be able to choose an art piece from a hand-picked collection of South African artists.

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Your donation helps to upgrade daycare centers in the townships by providing kitchen and sanitary facilities, which improve the standards of the centres significantly.

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April 2022

JAHRESGABE 2021 Launch

Invitation to the launch of the Matchbox art edition JAHRESGABE 💛
Saturday, 30.04.2022 from 5 pm
Unterbruch 90, 47877 Willich


November 2021

the MATCHBOX team

Sheilah, Jacqui, Nandi, Lindi, Mavis und Victor represent the Matchbox team in the township of Mfuleni, South Africa

August 2021

JAHRESGABE 2020 Launch

The launch of the JAHRESGABE 2020 could finally take place on 28th of August 2021.