What you can do for Man­dela Day: do­nate shoes, pack food

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Dr Nel­son R Man­dela High School in Cross­roads will clean and ren­o­vate the school next Satur­day, July 16. They are invit­ing alumni, pupils, staff, com­mu­nity mem­bers, re­ha­bil­i­tated of­fend­ers, work­ers from Su­per Spar (Philippi) and work­ers from Boxer (Khayelit­sha) to pitch in. Su­per Spar will paint two classrooms and Boxer will pro­vide re­fresh­ments. They are also des­per­ate for paint do­na­tions. On Satur­day, the start is at 9am and on Mon­day, at noon

Hotel Sun1 is join­ing forces with the Ta­ble View Lions to do­nate goods to Ziza’s House of Hope in Park­lands, which cares for aban­doned and abused chil­dren. If you wish to make a do­na­tion, email colin. drum­mond@tso­go­sun.com or go to www.table­viewlions.za.org.

Food­Bank South Africa, an NPO that col­lects food from man­u­fac­tur­ers, whole­salers and re­tail­ers, and re­dis­tributes it to ver­i­fied or­gan­i­sa­tions that feed 140 000 peo­ple, has chal­lenged peo­ple to join the fight against hunger for Man­dela Day. All food col­lected will go to re­plen­ish sup­plies at Food Bank ware­houses in Cape Town, Jo­han­nes­burg and Dur­ban. Call Ash­leigh on 021 531 5670 or email her on ash­leigh@food­banksa.org for more in­for­ma­tion.

The Red Cross Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal Trust has ap­pealed for do­na­tion of R67 – which will buy a child five min­utes in the in­ten­sive care unit. All funds raised will go to­wards the R100 mil­lion they are rais­ing for the up­grade and ex­pan­sion of the pae­di­atric ICU. Go to www. chil­dren­shos­pi­tal­trust.org.za or call 021 686 7860 for more in­for­ma­tion.

Canal Walk will build a food can mo­saic of Man­dela, us­ing 17 000 tins of food, in aid of Leap Sci­ence & Maths Schools. Peo­ple are in­vited to join a team for 67 min­utes on July 18 to help con­struct the mo­saic. The event starts at 9am. Email jeni@ net­worxpr.co.za for more in­for­ma­tion.

Spend your 67 min­utes with the Mdzananda An­i­mal Clinic next Satur­day, from 10am to 2pm, and help build ken­nels for the pets of Khayelit­sha. Cor­po­rate and work groups will be ac­com­mo­dated on July 18. The cost is R67 or R167 per per­son, and any­one go­ing along should take a ham­mer, mea­sur­ing tape and pen­cil, and paint brushes. Book your spot by email­ing mar­celle@mdzananda.co.za

The Sports Sci­ence In­sti­tute in New­lands are run­ning a sand­wich drive on July 18. Join their ef­fort by tak­ing along a loaf of bread and peanut but­ter/jam. All sand­wiches will be do­nated to the Food Bank. Call them at 021 659 5600 or email info@ ssisa.com

Com­mu­nity Chest is call­ing for sup­port and do­na­tions as it works to pro­vide more than 2 000 pre-school­ers with rain­coats and wellies for win­ter. Chil­dren’s “sur­vival kits” cost R350 each, and is hop­ing to raise R750 000 for the Win­ter Readi­ness cam­paign. Drop off wellies, rain­coats and warm cloth­ing at the Com­mu­nity Chest of­fices, 82 Bree Street, Cape Town, For in­for­ma­tion on how to make a do­na­tion, go to www. com­ch­est.org.za

Do­nate your shoes to the of­fi­cial Man­dela Day Guin­ness Record at­tempt, set to take place on July 18 by MMI Hold­ings. They are hop­ing to break the existing record of 24 962 pairs in a sin­gle chain. The Cape Town col­lec­tion point is at Parc du Cap in Bel­lville. Email thabo.small­hold­ings. co.za for more in­for­ma­tion.

The An­i­mal Res­cue Or­gan­i­sa­tion and African Tails have called for vol­un­teers to help ster­ilise 67 dogs and cats from in­di­gent Cape Town com­mu­ni­ties on July 18. Re­fresh­ments will be pro­vided for vol­un­teers who can do­nate their 67 min­utes at the ARO Hospi­tal at 5 Olieboom Road, off Strand­fontein Road, Schaap­kraal, Ot­tery.

Or do­nate R300 per an­i­mal to spon­sor a pro­ce­dure. – Staff Re­porter

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