The WCID supports the Give Responsibly Campaign. We discourage residents and visitors from handing out money and goods to street people. We urge the community to give out vouchers instead or make donations to the NGO’s in our area that focuses on the upliftment and empowerment of the homeless community
When and how to give responsibly:
We encourage members to take cash out of the system and instead buy food and shelter vouchers. Vouchers can be purchased at MES Bellville and will be available at participating businesses in the Welgemoed forum soon.
Keep your booklets in your car or handbag and give to someone who asks for food or money. By giving a voucher, you not only give a person a meal or a safe place to sleep, you also provide them with a chance to get help and turn their life around.
Why the community should not give handouts:
What the Welgemoed community can do to assist MES: