What you can do for Mandela Day: donate shoes, pack food
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. email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
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