Where To Help Out This Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela Day is just a few days away and it’s time to start thinking about how you can give back! If you haven’t yet decided on what you’re going to do with your 67-minutes on Friday 18 July and beyond then be sure to check out our list of ways you can help out this Mandela Day.


Please note: the info in this article was correct at the time of writing

Nelson Mandela Day Flashmob Experience

If you are looking for something out of the ordinary to do for your 67 minutes, then why not dance with 4Change? Taking place at the Kloofzicht Lodge in Muldersdrift on 18 July 2014 from 13:00 to 14:07, guests are invited to join in a flashmob and fitness experience along with professional choreographer, Carlo McFarlane, fitness experts, DJs, celebrities and special guests. Go through a sequence of high energy and simple dance and exercise workouts which will all culminate into a 6 minute, 7 second Flash Mob routine in honor of the iconic Nelson Mandela. Corporates, small businesses and individuals are welcome to participate. All proceeds will go to 4Change Foundation for the upliftment of youth. Cost is R200 per person. Click on the link below to register now.

For more info, visit their website.

CHOC Charity Shop – Orange Grove

If you have a bunch of stuff that you are planning on getting rid of, then be sure to donate it to the CHOC Charity Shop in Orange Grove. Spend your 67 minutes rummaging through belongings that you no longer want, from clothing and books to kitchen goods and toys, anything for that matter and head to the charity shop to make your donation. All donations will directly benefit children with cancer.

For more info, visit their website.

Mandela Day Sunshine Market – Stoneridge Shopping Cente

Head down to the Stoneridge Shopping Centre fountain court on Saturday, 19 July from 10:00 to 14:00 for theMandela Day Sunshine Market. Parents can browse and shop through the market, and dine alfresco at fab restaurants while the kids are entertained with 67 minutes of nonstop story telling with Pumpkin Patch. And, the day will be ended off with Pumpkin Patch The Musical which will start at 13:00. Entry fee is a book to donate to charity.

For more info, visit their website.

Kiehl’s Mandela Month

Kiehl’s is initiating a “Make Every Day Mandela Day” campaign, where Kiehl’s patrons can donate any baby and toddler related products at any Kiehl’s store nationwide, which will then be donated to the under privileged early childhood development centre in Alexandria. This initiative will be launched on Nelson Mandela Day and you will be able to make your donations into bins that have been labelled “Make Every Day Mandela Day” in Kiehl’s and Edgars stores in Sandton, Eastgate, Menlyn and Brooklyn shopping centre until the end of August 2014.

Knit-A-Thon On The Square

The Nelson Mandela Square hosted the Knit-A-Thon On The Square just this last Sunday where 67 blankets were to be made with love in honour Nelson Mandela Day. But just because this event has passed doesn’t mean you cannot make a contribution. So, for your 67 minutes of kindness, head to Auto and General Theatre on the Square by 17 July 2014 to donate a blanket, all for a good cause.

67 Minute Mandela Day Dinner  At The Table

At The Table will be hosting a 67 minute charity dinner on 18 July. They will prepare a wonderful feast brought to you by wine and food sponsors to celebrate Madiba and all he has done for our country. And, while you tuck into a dinner that’s been prepared and served for a good cause, you can decide how much you would like to pay towards their selected charity. Arrive at 19:00 for the dinner starting at 20:00 and don’t forget to take cash to make your generous donation. Booking is essential.

For more info, visit their website.

Mangwanani And The Clothing Bank Donations

In spirit of Madiba’s vision to help children across the country, The Clothing Bank and Mangwanani have joined forces, asking you to donate any slightly used children’s shoes which will be given to communities and children in need. And, by donating a pair of shoes at any of their spas (Birchwood and River Valley in Joburg; Royal Elephant and Morula in Pretoria), you will receive a FREE 15 minute foot massage! If you donate three pair of shoes you will receive a FREE 45 minute foot massage – it’s like being rewarded for doing something for a good cause.

For more info, visit their website.

By Kim Brown
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