Four Nelson Mandela Bay Charities are collaborating for the first time to raise funds together. They will be hosting a Virtual Activity called #MandelaActive. They aim to gain support and funds for the lean winter months.
The two areas of focus for these four charities coming together on this project are: education and economic empowerment.
The four charities are:
- Missionvale Care Centre – who work a wide variety of projects in the disadvantaged area of Missionvale and collaborate extensively for best practice to provide the best effect to beneficiaries,
- Artworks for Youth – who work specifically in education and support whole learner development with best practice informed from local and international sources,
- Nightingale Trust – who identify and train individuals from disadvantaged communities and then place them with the elderly, infirm and others with specific care needs in Nelson Mandela Bay, and
- Early Inspiration – who train Early Childhood Development operators in challenged communities throughout the Eastern Cape, and train the communities themselves, to extensively benefit the community through early education interventions. A DG Murry Trust study revealed that an investment of R1 in early childhood development (birth to 8 years) saved R8 in investment later on (in education, remedial, psychological, correctional services, prisons, etc).
Nelson Mandela would be 100 on July 18, 2018. Each year these and many other businesses and charities use the 67 Minutes for Mandela Initiatives to great effect. This year, you’re invited… actually challenged… to do something a little different, a little more matched to YOUR passions and hobbies. This especially if you’re unable to attend a charity event near you.
Regularly people are invited to an event at a specific date, time, and location for a specific activity. #MandelaActive will be unlike anything hosted in Nelson Mandela Bay before; it is a Virtual Event. You are being challenged to get active in your own way, time and space. Whether you like to run, surf, walk the dog, ride a bike or horse, or even “just” play tiddlywinks, these four charities say: “Get Active for us on July 18”.
Our target is 5000 people to get #MandelaActive, whoch would mean each charity receives a minimum or R50,000. This would increase of businesses wanted to partner with us for certain deliverables of the campaign such as courier and printing.
Members of the public can enter the Virtual Event as they would any normal event. This is done at www.giveandget.co.za. Participation in the event ensures your medal, a completion certificate and your name on their website. Special “Drifit” sports shirts are also available for order. Entry is R295 per person and shirts are R175 each. These will be delivered after the event.
Medals for the event will have a Mandela in his customary “power salute” symbolizing the strength that lies in each of us. It will have a chain link around it, showing that we are reliant on each other for our combined strength and ability to move forward. And lastly, the words: “I believe in us”. These words carry Nelson Mandela’s optimism for each of us as individuals, a nation and a world. Together we are better… hence our charities collaborating.
Direct donations to the charities and more information on each of them are available at www.giveandget.co.za.
Give And Get aims to list as many of the reputable charities in Nelson Mandela Bay as possible. Charities are invited to fill in the form on the website. There will also be the opportunity for businesses to register their interest in social responsibility and investment programs in the near future as an effective means of networking partners.
Businesses are also invited to utilize Give and Get as a means of filtering charitable applications, thereby allowing staff to focus on the business and appropriate focal charities. Give And Get is a networking tool for charities and businesses in Nelson Mandela Bay and surrounding geographical areas. We invite you to be Active like Nelson Mandela, after whom our area is named, be #MandelaActive.
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