THE SIMCHA FUND
The Simcha Fund is a Cape Town-based Jewish charity that assists members of the community, who are struggling financially, to celebrate their joyous occasions with dignity. The Fund started about ten years ago after a young man celebrated his bar mitzvah and wanted to share some of his joy with others. He approached his parents and told them that he wanted to donate a portion of the money he had received as gifts to less fortunate members of the community. His mother and father readily agreed but did not know where to send the donation. They contacted a few community leaders and the Simcha Fund was born! Since that day the Fund has helped dozens of bnei- and bnot-mitzvah, brides, grooms and others to celebrate their simchas with joy. The Simcha Fund has a simple application process and pays service providers directly. The Fund has a large collection of wedding gowns to borrow and is also able to secure excellent pricing for decor, catering and photography.