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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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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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September 2020

Zonta-Club supports Matchbox

THANK YOU 💛 to the Ladies from the ZONTA Club Krefeld for their generous donation of 5.000€

August 2020

JAHRESGABE 2020 Launch

We ‚re postponing the launch of this year’s JAHRESGABE from 5th of September to 5th of December 2020.

Mai 2020

Donate and get a tricot!

By buying a Matchbox tricot, you fund a food parcel, which will nurture a family in Mfuleni for a whole week!