Cape Town Teenager’s Mission to Aid the Homeless

Trinity and her mom, Marisa

“It is no secret that homelessness in South Africa has reached unprecedented levels…”

Trinity Van Beeck, a 16-year-old teenager from Brackenfell is on a mission to bring about significant change in her community by providing ‘Blessing Bags’ to those who need them the most.

Trinity is the driving force behind ‘Horizons of Hope’, a project dedicated to delivering essential hygiene kits to the homeless individuals of Cape Town.

In South Africa, the issue of homelessness has reached alarming proportions, leaving countless individuals and families without stable shelter. For them, access to basic hygiene products often remains an unattainable dream, exacerbating the challenges they face in their daily lives. Trinity recognized this crisis and took it upon herself to act.

“Horizons of Hope” stands as Trinity’s response to the pressing issue of homelessness. She passionately expresses:

“It is no secret that homelessness in South Africa has reached unprecedented levels. Despite our country’s rich cultural diversity and vast economic potential, we are also confronted with the daunting challenge of homelessness. A substantial portion of our population grapples with the harsh realities of living without a stable shelter. For these individuals and their families, obtaining access to basic hygiene products often proves to be an impossible task, further intensifying the challenges that most of us can’t even begin to imagine. ‘Horizons of Hope’ is my response to this pressing issue and the dire need for support within the homeless community. Our mission is clear: To provide essential hygiene kits to the most vulnerable members of our society.”

Each Blessing Bag, with a cost ranging between R100 and R110, contains items like toothpaste, deodorant, toothbrushes, facecloths, feminine hygiene products, wet wipes, lotion, and soap.

To finance her “Horizons of Hope” campaign, Trinity initiated a crowdfunding effort on BackaBuddy with a goal of raising R11,000 to purchase 110 bags. She has made significant progress, having raised over R3400 already, thanks to the generosity of 10 donors.

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