10 Jun Mandela day
Dedicating 67 minutes for Mandela day
The 18th of July marks Nelson Mandela day. Here are a few suggestions of what we can do to reflect Nelsons Mandela’s legacy and give thanks for his devotion to humanity.
Donate to a charity in need
Donate to FEEDSA which is an NGO that sets up feeding schemes and community development projects in vulnerable communities around South Africa. “Our beneficiaries include creches, after school programs, early childhood development centres, homes for the mentally and physically challenged, hospice, as well as support for bedridden and elderly citizens.” – FEEDSA
Something easy and efficient to do is to host a sandwich drive. Post on your social media or send out a broadcast message stating that you will be collecting sandwiches for those in need. You can drive around and hand these sandwiches to those in need or drop them off at a homeless shelter.
Make stationary kits
Make stationary kits for teachers at an under-resourced school. This pack can include pens, erasers, pencils, scissors, lined paper, board markers etc.
Donate your preloved clothes
We all have a few items in our closet that we no longer wear anymore. This a wonderful initiative to take on especially if you have warm clothes to giveaway during this winter.
Donate books to your local library
If you have a few books at home that you have already read and are willing to giveaway, many libraries are in need of books. Here are a few libraries to donate to in Johannesburg – Sandringham Library, Norwood library, Sandton Library, Edenvale library.
These small acts of kindness can be done throughout the year, not just on Nelson Mandela day. I would love to know what you will be doing this Mandela day. Don’t forget to leave a comment!