Tips on how to find the best way to spend your 67 minutes
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 email@example.com 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 Monday to help construct the mosaic. The event starts at 9am. Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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@ 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 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. comchest.org.za.
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.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 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