Abigel Sheridan

Chic Mamas Do Care
70 Constantia Main Road, Wynberg, Cape Town, 7800

What Does Your Company Do?

Chic Mamas Do Care is a South African, volunteer based non-profit organisation working for the benefit of educational projects in impoverished areas of SA, mainly supporting Early Childhood Development, literacy, numeracy and many more... via upmarket boutiques and pop up events, where we sell good quality no longer wanted pre-loved clothing and Swap4Charity. Our brand is growing and we have over 10 000 supporters and present in 4 locations. 2 shops in Cape Town (Wynberg and Hout Bay), a group of Mamas in Durban and a shop near Joburg.We have 45 volunteers working together to make a difference in the lives of many children, promote green conscious shopping and environmental awareness while creating a community of caring active citizens.Our website is www.chicmamasdocare.org.za

What is your Biggest Success?

Success for us is measured by the amount of lives we impact. The more items we sell in our shops and sales/Swap4Charity events, the more we can impact the lives of children in need. As we know, the standard of education is at a very sad state, 78% of Grade 4 learners cannot read with meaning in any language... providing intervention is essential, because the only way we can break the cycle of poverty is to provide quality education. Our aim is to make sure each child gets a seat at the table of life, eradicate poverty by creating opportunities. The more we impact, the better!

What has been your Biggest Hurdle?

Paperwork is one of them... these are continuous challenges.. we understand this from one angle, but we would rather appreciate support from the Department of Social Development and the Educational Department to step up to the challenges South Africa is facing. We get discouraged time to time by the lack of support, but then we remember, at least we take responsibility for the society we would like to live in... so we get up and keep going! That is how we managed to gather so many supporters who believe in our mission and they are right here with us, to uplift the lives of many!

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