Help the Rural Child

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Help the Rural Child

Help The Rural Child Charity Shops are a chain of retail shops that form part of the Goedgedacht Trust (www.goedgedacht.org).  We sell donated goods, from clothing to books to furniture to CDs and DVDs, toys, games, sports equipment and almost anything else that you can think of.  We have four clothing and general merchandise shops (Cape Town, Sea Point, Mowbray and Retreat), one dedicated furniture shop (Retreat) and two bookshops (Mowbray and Kirstenhof).  

We also have a Mobile Bookshop that goes from school to school offering good quality preloved books to learners, parents and educators alike.  Mobile Bookshop’s new initiative is an online children’s bookshop where we can offer books to children, parents and grandparents all over South Africa especially during this Covid-19 pandemic where schools have been closed for months.

All goods are donated to us by the general public of Cape Town, and are then sold through our shops to raise funds to support the various projects that Goedgedacht Trust runs with the rural children and their families in and around the Swartland area of the Western Cape.