The Star newspaper charities, based and managed from Sauer Street, Johannesburg are an important part of Independent newspaper’s corporate strategy. As a media enterprise that is intricately woven into the fabric of Johannesburg and as a witness to social injustice, The Star seeks to play a part in improving the lives for whom it acts as a voice. The four flagship charities define the company’s commitment to the broader South African community.
The focus of each of the charities is a response to the diverse needs of society and the Star is dedicated to alleviating need in all four areas. Concentrating on four core interest areas- education, food security, comfort and warmth during the cold winters and the provision of a once-in-a-lifetime holiday for children, the Sauer street charity footprint seeks to impact on various sectors of society.
All the charities are carefully managed and audited and place grave importance on identifying recipients who will benefit most from the generous donations. All of them rely heavily on individual financial support and any size and form of donation is greatly welcomed.