A few ideas for Nelson Mandela Day

Friday, 18 July 2014 is Nelson Mandela day. To celebrate his life and his sacrifices for South Africa, we have compiled a list of things you can choose from to give back 67 minutes of your time for your local community.

Nelson Mandela Day

  1. Donate clothes to a homeless shelter
  2. Make kits with essentials like toothpaste, soap and shampoo for those in need
  3. Collect canned food for a community centre in need
  4. Make sandwiches and hand them out to the homeless
  5. Serve food at a soup kitchen
  6. Bake a birthday cake for a disadvantaged person
  7. Donate blood
  8. Start recycling at your home
  9. Plant a vegetable garden
  10. Clean a public park; cut the grass etc
  11. Help build a home with habitat for humanity
  12. Collect teddy bears for abused children
  13. Read to children or the elderly
  14. Babysit for a single parent
  15. Volunteer to teach children to read
  16. Bake cookies for your local Police station
  17. Share a charity in need on your social profiles
  18. Assist a animal shelter with walking dogs or cleaning kennels

Most of the items on the list will definitely not even take 67 minutes of your time, but could provide someone else with something that is much needed.

Most importantly, be friendly, be helpful and always do your best!

Let us know what your plans are for Mandela Day #JunkMailCares!

Saskia Meintjes

Hyperactive, extremely realistic and addicted to reading can best describe me. Life is all about the good memories and sitting around will not create them.

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