Tips on how to find the best way to spend your 67 min­utes

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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@ tso­go­ or go to www. table­

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@food­ 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.chil­dren­shos­pi­tal­ 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 Mon­day to help con­struct the mo­saic. The event starts at 9am. Email jeni@net­ for more in­for­ma­tion.

Spend your 67 min­utes with the Mdzananda An­i­mal Clinic to help build ken­nels for the pets of Khayelit­sha. Cor­po­rate and work groups will be ac­com­mo­dated on Mon­day. 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 mar­

The Sports Sci­ence In­sti­tute in New­lands are run­ning a sand­wich drive on Mon­day. 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@

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 Com­mu­nity Chest 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. com­ch­

Do­nate your shoes to the of­fi­cial Man­dela Day Guin­ness Record at­tempt, set to take place on Mon­day, 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.small­hold­ 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 Mon­day. 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.

At­tend a Man­dela Day trib­ute at the Adopt-a-Pet shel­ter in Schaap­kraal to­mor­row be­tween 12 noon and 3pm. Guests will be able to walk res­cued pup­pies, in­ter­act with cats and kit­tens, or help so­cialise their pup­pies for 67 min­utes. Call 074 519 9600 for more in­for­ma­tion.

The SA Na­tional Blood Trans­fu­sion Ser­vice is run­ning a blood drive to mark Man­dela Day. For more in­for­ma­tion call 0800 11 9031.

Help clean the Plat­tek­lip Gorge trail to­mor­row with Love Our Trails. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Sandy at 072 573 8888.

GrandWest is host­ing a mo­ti­va­tional talk to­mor­row by in­trepid adventurer Ryan Stram­rood at Snow World. Take along a blan­ket for the Lit­tle Fight­ers Can­cer Trust. The event starts at 11am.

Join Sho­prite’s 67 000 sand­wiches for #Man­de­laDay. The sand­wiches will be dis­trib­uted to lo­cal char­i­ties in need on Mon­day, and forms part of the group’s com­pre­hen­sive Hunger Re­lief pro­gramme. The pro­gramme sees the do­na­tion of sur­plus food from all stores to hun­dreds of non-profit or­gan­i­sa­tions feed­ing thou­sands of hun­gry peo­ple. Cus­tomers can do­nate R5 or more to the Group’s #Ac­tForChange Fund at any till-point in Sho­prite and Check­ers stores na­tion­wide.

Join an easy hour-long walk and beach clean-up be­tween La­goon Beach and Melk­bosstrand on Mon­day, where kids and dogs are also wel­come. – Week­end Ar­gus Reporter

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