Do your part on 18th July 2015 in celebration of Mandela Day. Here is a list of activities around South Africa from mandeladay.com that you can get involved in to contribute your 67 minutes (or longer!).
Paballo Ya Batho is hosting a Pop-Up Shop for Homeless People on Mandela Day in the Common Grounds Park in the Maboneng Precinct. We will have clothing, blankets and toiletries for homeless people to pick and choose. Shopping for free, but with dignity and respect that every person deserves. We will also have soup and tea. You can help by donating clothes, shoes, toiletries (new) and blankets that are clean and in good condition or volunteer on the day.
Van Beek Street, Johannesburg
We would like to invite you to come help us make a meaningful difference in the lives of children with Cerebral Palsy this Mandela Day by joining us in 67 minutes of toy making. The children we work with have complex needs and often we need to come up with creative yet meaningful ways to help them, especially within their own environments.
13 Joubert Street, Braampark, Johannesburg
Our aim is to empower and unite communities by inviting them to a one-day-annual sport tournament (KABFRC) working with community partners in an effort to kick start rural, community and sport development initiatives in the individual communities.
Spend your 67 minutes at The Sarmie Stack Station and make peanut butter sandwiches for the hungry in our community. Last year we made over 4 000 sandwiches and this year we are setting a challenge of making 6 700 delicious sandwiches. Bring along ingredients, grab your friends and let’s take action, inspire change and serve our local community.
125 Adelaide Tambo Drive, Durban North
Join Friends of the Liesbeek and the Tsogo Sun on the 18th July from 8am – 10:30pm to help us clean the banks of the Liesbeek River. Do remember to bring gloves and boots that are up to the challenge! It’s a large space – if you don’t see us right away – rest assured, we’re somewhere along the banks getting dirty. Meet at the parking lot outside the Wild Fig restaurant.
Liesbeek Avenue, Cape Town
Join Iris House Children’s Hospice at our premises on Mandela Day. There are so many ways you can help out. Contact our office on 021 910 1578 or email@example.com for information on how you can get involved.
Our Sensory Garden Project on the 27th of June laid the foundation for a fantastic space, however there is still plenty of work to be done: planting, building planters, building a wooden bridge and much more.
Stikland, Cape Town
South Africans are urged to contribute 67 minutes of their time to a charity or any good cause. Why not donate blood?
The basic donor criteria states that you have to be between the ages of 16 and 65, weigh more than 50kgs, be medically healthy and live a safe lifestyle. Remember to eat a substantial meal 3 hours before blood donation, increase your fluid intake and take it easy with exercises on the day of donation.
For more information, visit wpblood.org.za or phone 021 507 6300.
Chavapri “Make A Lunch Box”
For Mandela Day 2015 we would like to gather and collect lunch boxes for Siyazakha HIV/ AIDS Support Group from Mdantsane in the initiative to feed at least 120 children. You can be part of the project by making and donating a lunch box. The standard items the lunch box should contain is a sandwich. An added snack or fruit is optional. To donate a lunch box, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On July 17th, we will be hosting a steps to educate walk in Port Elizabeth that will see participants walking a 2,2km radius around a city landmark. Participants are requested to donate an item of stationery, which will be donated to pre-selected beneficiaries and for use in our literacy and maths programmes. On July 18th, we will be hosting a beach clean-up at King’s Beach from 10am until 12pm.
In honour of Nelson Mandela day this year, Design Indaba wants to assist those looking to make a positive change in their communities through creativity. We are going to give 67 South Africans R1 000 each to realise their vision for a better country. The first 67 people to who share their most creative plans will walk away with R1 000 for their 67-minute intervention. Even the smallest creative change can make a big difference. For more information, visit designindaba.com.
Find more ways to get involved this Mandela Day, visit mandeladay.com.