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Five Things To Do This Mandela Day

15 July 2019 3:37 PM
From soup kitchens to pop-up clothing shops for the homeless, here are a few suggestions for how you can spend your 67 minutes.

Still not sure how you can contribute 67 minutes to a good cause this Mandela Day?

Fear not! Here are five ways you can give back in the spirit of the late Nelson Mandela this Thursday 18 July.

1. Ladles of Love -

This local non-profit organisation needs your help cooking and serving 2,000 litres of soup to those sleeping rough in Cape Town.

In addition to the soup drive, the organisation's also setting up a pop-up clothing stall for the homeless:

They'll come in, they'll choose an item or two and we're calling for good quality men's clothing. Please drop it off in the city centre.

Danny Diliberto – founder

2. Learning in Reach -

Learning in Reach works in the marginalised, gang-ridden Cape Flats community to empower an ecosystem of quality education for the holistic development of the child.

Join their Mandela Day Maker Space to create calming corners for preschool classrooms where children can go to help them self-regulate.

3. Santa Shoebox -

Thousands of Virtual Santa Shoeboxes will be packed at Canal Walk Shopping Centre’s centre court in Cape Town. Simply choose a 67-minute slot between 9:00–18:00 and help pack thousands of Virtual Santa Shoeboxes in preparation for our 2019 campaign, which will see these boxes distributed to profoundly underprivileged children in rural areas across South Africa.

We're going to be packing 3,000 virtual shoeboxes on Thursday. We've got 10 tables over 6 shifts and 60 teams of people who are stepping up to pack 50 shoeboxes each.

Deb Zelezniak, CEO - Santa Shoebox Project

4. Living Hope -

Donations of canned food Join a beach clean up Environmental clean up and alien veg clearing on their property in Capri

Our whole mission is to bring hope and break the cycle of poverty and disease.

Karen Pfizer, Marketing manager - Living Hope

5. Molo Songololo -

You can donate sanitary pads and toiletries that can be dropped off at Molo Songololo’s office at 46 Trill Road Observatory by 18 July or arrange for pick-up.

You can donate;

R100 - one girl gets 3-month’s supply of sanitary pads

R250 - one girl gets 3-month’s supply of sanitary pads and basic toiletries

For more ideas on how you can spend your 67 minutes this Mandela Day, click below:

15 July 2019 3:37 PM

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