“It is in our hands to make of our world a better one for all.” - Nelson Mandela
Today we celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela, a legend, a leader and a human is his own league. As we reflect on his legacy, life, leadership and devotion to humanity and humanitarian causes, we want to encourage you to do what ever it takes to make the world a better place: Make everyday a Nelson Mandela Day
There are so many ways to make a difference. We always try to simplify things though so start by looking at what you are passionate about and the impact will follow. This could be anything from giving a little of your time to a cause or community that’s close to your heart or by making a difference in someones life. These simple acts of kindness can help to change the world around you.
“We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference.” - Nelson Mandela
Here are a few things you can do on a personal level to celebrate this day and to make a difference.
Join WWF South Africa, SASSI, Twyg, Two Oceans Aquarium and Smile 90.4FM presenter Kia Johnson on Twitter for a 67-minute chat sharing knowledge about going plastic free and discussing 6/7 plastics you can give up.
Operation Smile is hosting a Teddy Bear Drive, asking for donations of soft toys, which will be distributed to patients.
When: 18 July 2019, 9am – 3pm
Where: Operation Smile South Africa, The Waverley Business Park, Unit 17-103/4, 5 Wyecroft Road, Mowbray, Cape Town. Donations are welcome from across the country, to be delivered to the Cape Town Operation Smile office.
For more information, call 021 447 3608
SAME Foundation School Painting
The SAME Foundation will be painting the outside of both the Blair Atholl Primary School in Lanseria, Gauteng and the Zimasa Primary School in Langa, Cape Town.
When: 18 July 2019, from 9:30am – 3pm
Where: Blair Atholl Primary – Farm School, Lanseria, Gauteng and Zimasa Primary School, Langa, Cape Town
Common Good will be covering 670 library books for school children. All materials will be provided.
When: 18 July 2019, from 9am – 5pm
Where: 21 Nelson Road, Observatory, Cape Town
Make sure to spread the #DoGood fever via your social media channels - This may help to encourage your own network to get involved and start making a difference. Use the hashtags:#ActionAgainstPoverty #MandelaDay #MakeADifference #ShareTheGoodWithMemo