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Mandela Day – what you can do to help in 67 minutes

Posted on July 17, 2013 · Posted in Events, Things to Do

The objective of Mandela Day on the 18th July is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and in doing so build a global movement for good.Ultimately it seeks to empower communities everywhere.

“Take Action; Inspire Change; Make Every Day a Mandela Day.”

If you haven’t yet decided on what you’d like to do in our local community to make a difference, here are some ideas and very worthy causes that need your support.



HOKISA is based in the community of Masiphumelele and cares for children infected with and/or affected by HIV and AIDS who cannot be looked after by their own parents or family. Representing a family home as much as possible, children are cared for full time, with all necessary medication, and their lives are enriched by education at good schools, holidays and outings, friends and birthday parties, sport, arts and culture.


Tel: +27 21 785 7317

HOKISA would be grateful if you could support them in any of the following ways:

  1. STATIONARY DONATION – the children at HOKISA need stationary for their attendance at school, pens, crayons, rulers, erasers, calculators, glue sticks, pencils, pencil sharpeners, pencil cases.
  2. DISASTER PACK – being committed to the community of Masiphumelele, HOKISA stock “Disaster Packs” for people that lose their homes due to fires & floods. Each pack can contain a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, facecloth & hand towel.
  3. LOCKABLE CUPBOARD – all children are encouraged to read at HOKISA, and the Home needs a Lockable Cupboard in which they can store their collection of reading books, preferably in reasonable condition.

Stationary Donations and Disaster Packs can be dropped off with Nicky Taylor, 2 Kommetjie Boulevard, Kommetjie. Contact No 083 593 5674


jonas safe houseThe Jones Safe House is providing a safe home and mentoring program for abandoned and abused children from the disadvantaged areas of Ocean View, Redhill and Masiphumelele. Passionately run by Bernadette & Donovan Jones, who have literally dedicated their lives to caring for these children, The Jones House is in dire need of funding. Recent involvement of local community business persons have allowed them to register their Non Profit Organisation, The Jones Safe House. “Kindness lives here”.

021 785 4720

THE JONES SAFE HOUSE would be grateful if you could support them in any of the following ways:

  1. PAVING / PAINT / INSULATION: recently a large Wendy house has been built which will be used as their Educational Area for the bi-weekly volunteers to spend time with the children doing homework and crafting. This Educational Area needs insulation and needs paving. If you can help with donating paving, paint or insulation for this project, that would be hugely welcomed..
  2. DONATIONS: In constant need of funds, The Jones House would be very grateful for any donations of any size, once off or on a monthly basis. Their Bank Details: The Jones Safe House. ABSA Bank, Longbeach Mall Branch (630025); Account Number: 9273681078


Why not take your children and dedicated 67 minutes of your day to cleaning up rubbish in your local streets, community and beach? After the north west storms, Kommetjie and Long Beach are always littered with garbage, which no matter how big or small, is detrimental to ocean life. Grab a refuse bag and help clean up your local spaces!


tears  - The Emma Animal Rescue SocietyTEARS, a pro-life, non-profit organisation in Sunnydale that aims to rescue, rehabilitate, reunite and re-home lost, abandoned, abused and neglected dogs and cats, relies solely on the generosity of the public to keep afloat.

Tel: +27 (0) 785 4482)

TEARS would be grateful if you could support them in the following ways:

  1. BUILD KENNELS: Join TEARS at Wenga Farm on Kommetjie Road, building kennels for pets in Masiphumelele. Spend 67 minutes on Mandela day anytime from 9h30 onwards with TEARS.
  2. DONATE: This organisation is always in need of funding. Standard Bank, Account Name: TEARS, Branch: Fish Hoek, Branch Code: 036009, Type of Account: Current, Account Number: 072062886


creating changeCreating Change has launched a Power of Community Project in Ocean View. Kleinberg Primary School is part of this Power of Community Project. All four schools, Kleinberg Primary School, Marine Primary, Ocean View High and LSEN and community members have joined hands in creating food sovereignty in Ocean View, Cape Town.

PROGRAM: Implementing a soup kitchen garden at Kleinberg Primary School in Ocean View.


10:00 – 12:00 Learners will clear proposed area of rubbish and small rocks

2:00 – 5:00 Design and implementation of vegetable garden.

FACILITATORS: Creating Change and Organic Vegetable Garden Services.

Contact details: Liesel James, +27(0)71 198 7875

CREATING CHANGE would be grateful if you could support them in the following ways:

  1. GARDENING EQUIPMENT: this project is in desperate need of gardening equipment & materials so please donate anything of this nature (second-hand is fine!); garden tools, organic seedlings, organic compost, watering cans, poles, shade-cloth, roof sheeting etc..
  2. DONATE: financial assistance would be very welcome too. First National Bank, Creating Change NPC, Account No: 623 6900 6137, Branch: Fish Hoek, Branch Code: 202309, NPC No: 2011/108066/09