Do­nate books on Man­dela Day

The Com­mu­nity Chest is hold­ing a char­ity drive

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - SPORT - Tyler Roodt

AF­TER the suc­cess of last year’s event, non-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion the Com­mu­nity Chest will host its sec­ond Man­dela Day Book Moun­tain this Wed­nes­day.

The or­gan­i­sa­tion’s take on a book drive in­volves gath­er­ing a bunch of books and pil­ing them up to make a book moun­tain. The event has been held only once be­fore, on Man­dela Day last year, when it col­lected more than 1 000 books.

The or­gan­i­sa­tion in­vites cor­po­ra­tions and or­di­nary peo­ple to take part in the event and do­nate chil­dren’s books, in keep­ing with Madiba’s love for chil­dren and his mis­sion to im­prove ed­u­ca­tion in our coun­try.

The Com­mu­nity Chest head of re­source de­vel­op­ment, De­siré Go­liath, said: “Man­dela was known for how much he val­ued ed­u­ca­tion and how much he en­cour­aged young peo­ple to pur­sue ed­u­ca­tion so as to cre­ate bet­ter fu­tures for them­selves, their fam­i­lies and their coun­try. As such, our call to ac­tion is to con­tinue the work that he started by en­cour­ag­ing chil­dren and young peo­ple to read.

Peo­ple do­nated

their books at last

Man­dela Day Book year’s Com­mu­nity

Moun­tain. Chest

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