Make a difference… support the omdatTRUST!


How did the omdatTRUST come about?
Steve van Heerden, founder of the omdatTRUST, registered the trust on 03 February 2010. He created the omdatTRUST, because he wanted to give something back to the underprivileged, and because he believed that it’s better to give than to receive. It was especially children with disabilities and also needy animals that caught his attention.

Sadly in 2011, Steve’s short and promising life came to an unexpected end, after he became a less fortunate victim of an armed robbery incident while at his home.

Nevertheless, with the encouragement and support of family and friends, it was decided to continue with the omdatTRUST. The motivation was to complete Steve’s unfulfilled motion of generosity.

Steve leaves a legacy and is an example to us all, because he had a heart of gold, because… this is who Steve was.

Beneficiaries of the omdatTRUST are, amongst:
Steve especially wanted children with disabilities and also needy animals to benefit from the omdatTRUST. Therefore he specified the beneficiaries of the trust, which included organisations which was very close to his heart:

  • The Transoranje Institute for Special Education (TOIBO)
    • Prinshof School for the Visually Impaired
    • Transoranje School for the Deaf
    • Sonitus School for the Hearing Impaired
    • Transvalia School for Epilepsy and Learning Disabilities
    • Martie du Plessis High School for the Cerebral Palsied
  • President Kruger Children’s Homes in Pretoria and Reddersburg
  • The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • Any similar school identified and nominated by the omdatTRUST

How you can get involved:

Any donations (clothing, blankets, books, goods, groceries, furniture, etc.) and financial contributions are welcome at any time!

From time to time we host fundraising events; our website has more details regarding specific areas where your help might be needed.

Please like our facebook page (omdattrust) and also have a look at our website ( for more information as well as contact details.

Alternatively we can be reached by email:


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