Blessing Bags
Photo Credit: Cape Town Junior City Council; Trinity van Beeck

Trinity van Beeck is a 16-year-old powerhouse who is wasting no time in being an active citizen. She is a Junior City Councillor for the City of Cape Town with a big heart who hopes to make a difference in the lives of the Cape’s homeless with a special campaign that’s putting together ‘Blessing Bags’ for this often overlooked community:


Cape Town, South Africa (29 October 2023) — 16-year-old Trinity van Beeck from Brackenfell is wasting no time in being an active citizen and hero to her community! From her role as a Junior City Councillor for the City of Cape Town to her heartwarming campaign dubbed ‘Blessing Bags’ (which she hopes will ease homeless lives) this young local is doing her part to transform South Africa’s immediate future.

Through her community service project ‘Horizon’s of Hope’, Trinity aims to address the needs of homeless individuals in Cape Town by starting at an important place—the basics.

“Horizons of Hope aims to provide essential hygiene items, including roll-on, wet wipes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, bars of soap, face cloths and sanitary pads to those who need them most, with a primary goal of improving their well-being and restoring their sense of hope and dignity,” the young active citizen shares.

She adds that the project’s mission is rooted in the compassionate thinking that everyone deserves access to basic necessities, which is why the blessing bags are more than just a provision of the essentials, but an act of thoughtfulness from one human to another.

“We have seen the transformative power of community involvement and how it can positively impact the lives of those less fortunate,” says Trinity.

Each blessing bag costs between R100 to R110.

“To many, these may seem like ordinary items, but they can make a world of difference to those who lack access to them,” Trinity adds.

When young leaders like Trinity show us that sometimes all it takes to lend a hand to those who most need it is to simply act, we are reminded that the horizon is, in fact, bright and brushed with the hope of the next generation.

You can learn more or make a contribution to Horizons of Hope here.

Sources: Trinity van Beeck
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Ashleigh Nefdt is a writer for Good Things Guy.

Ashleigh's favourite stories have always seen the hidden hero (without the cape) come to the rescue. As a journalist, her labour of love is finding those everyday heroes and spotlighting their spark - especially those empowering women, social upliftment movers, sustainability shakers and creatives with hearts of gold. When she's not working on a story, she's dedicated to her canvas or appreciating Mother Nature.

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