Dornier Bodega Restaurant is supporting StreetSmart since 2009.
StreetSmart South Africa works along the same lines as it does in the United Kingdom, San Francisco and Australia. It is registered as a Non-Profit Organisation and a Public Benefit Organisation which functions as a conduit fundraising body, distributing raised funds to beneficiaries. The current beneficiaries in South Africa are organisations that work with street children.
StreetSmart raises money via participating restaurants, and distributes this money directly to established organisations with the experience and facilities to help children who are living on the streets. Participating restaurants display a StreetSmart card on the table informing patrons that a voluntary R5.00 donation will be added to their bill. They will have the option to give more than R5.00 (or not give at all).
The initiative will run throughout the year and not just at holiday times.
Every cent raised in the restaurants will go to the selected beneficiaries in each city, town or area.
All StreetSmart's operational costs are taken care of by corporate sponsorships.