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Mandela Day


TIMELINE: JULY

EXPENDITURE DEPENDS ON COMPANY BUDGET FOR A MANDELA DAY PROJECT.

"Mr Mandela has spent 67 years making the world a better place. We're asking you for 67 minutes."

Nelson Mandela's birthday is on 18 July, and the call is out for people everywhere to celebrate his birthday by acting on the idea that each person has the

power to change the world. He said: "It is time for new hands to lift the burdens. It is in your hands now." 

On Mandela Day, we host HUGE birthday parties in as many paediatric oncology hospital wards in SA as possible. On that day, it is EVERY child in the ward’s birthday. Everyone will get a nice birthday present, we take birthday cake, drinks, snacks, sweets, platters of food for the mommies and daddies. For a child with cancer, the next birthday is never guaranteed, so this is a very special project, and we wish we can do all 15 wards every single year, as the children SO enjoy the day.

We take clowns, entertainment, balloon artists….anything we can get sponsored or financially covered by sponsorships.

Product Donations Needed for this Project:

  • Child entertainment services (clowns, balloon artists and the likes)
  •  Birthday Cakes and Cupcakes
  •  Party Packs (Lays crisps, boxed fruit juice, sweets, lollipops, fizzers, marshmallows)
  •  Birthday party décor (tablecloths, cups, plates, hats, balloons etc)
  •  Nice, new gifts, not wrapped, for children of all age groups
  •  Platters for the mothers
  •  Juice and snacks for the mothers

In addition to the above, there are also opportunities for getting your hands dirty on the day, such as basic maintenance work on the home or room of a child with cancer, provision of inside or outside play aids at hospitals or places of safety, purchasing and delivering groceries to a childhood cancer family, laying carpets and much more.

We work with your company to maximize your budget, but we cannot accommodate Mandela Day Projects unless they have been confirmed a month before the day. Arrangements with hospitals, places of safety, families and suppliers need to be made well ahead of time.

As Mandela Day is an opportunity for your Company to showcase your values, we trust you understand that, for telephone calls, fuel, time and materials, we ask a 20% donation from your Company to help us cover operational and organizing costs, as to not be a drain on our already limited resources and funds.

MANDELA DAY PROJECTS DO NEED TO BE CONFIRMED WELL IN ADVANCE AND NOT AS A LAST MINUTE SCRAMBLE.

To discuss next year’s Mandela Day possibilities with us, please contact LFCT’s Project manager, Mandie Erasmus, mandie@littlefighters.org.za


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