Mandela Day: how will you spend your 67 minutes?

Nelson Mandela Day, celebrated each year on the 18th of July, calls on citizens to be active in their communities. There is no limit to the ways in which you make a difference. On a scale never seen before, individuals and groups are finding ways to help those in need of support, here are three great ways you can get involved.

Mandela Day at A New Hope Dog Rescue

Join A New Hope Dog Rescue Center on Saturday 18 July, to celebrate Mandela day by spending 67 minutes with their four-legged family. Make rope toys, help out in the kennels, join in on the art classes (decorations for the shelter), enjoy playtime with the pups and more.

Amidst the current Covid-19 pandemic there are only limited spaces available. The centre will be allowing 25 visitors in at a time during three dedicated time slots.

67 minutes to help a student in need 

The University of Stellenbosch is asking residents and students to use their 67 minutes to deliver toiletries/comfort packs and non-perishable food items from 18 July to 3 August 2018 to the following drop-off points:

  • Centre for Student Counselling and Development (CSCD), 37 Victoria Street or the Office of the Social Worker, 49 Victoria Street;
  • Transformation Office, Admin A – use the IT Hub Entrance;
  • Office of Interpreting Service (Language Centre), Room 1028, Admin A – use the IT Hub Entrance;
  • Tygerberg Campus, TSS – Adri Brits’s Office

Break a record in kindness

The people of the Western Cape are invited to make history with Ladles of Love this Mandela Day, by spending their 67 minutes and joining forces to break the world record of the most sandwiches made in an hour – the target is 125,000 sandwiches in an hour.  The virtual event will take place on Saturday July 18.

“According to founder Danny Diliberto, the Guinness World Record for most sandwiches made in an hour stands at around 57 000, while the South African record made last year is roughly 107 000 and Ladles of Love is aiming for 125 00 sandwiches in one hour.”