67 Minutes for Madiba

67 Minutes for Madiba
Uzwelo Rural Orphan Care

What good have you done for your 67 minutes? 18 July 2018 would have marked Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday and what have you done for anyone in need to celebrate 67 minutes for Mandela Day?

Piet Retief Hospital: Nurses and staff members from the hospital dished up deliciously prepared soup to the outpatients while the patients in hospital received parcels containing toiletries.

The hospital received various donations and decided to hand them out to support Mandela Day. The patients also enjoyed scrumptious cake, donated by Boxer Supermarket. Tekwani: Tekwani’s management spent their 67 minutes for Madiba Day at Uzwelo where they handed out blankets to the children.

Mandela Day in Mkhondo was wellcelebrated and the community should be encouraged to give 67 minutes of their time to lend a hand to less-fortunate people and make Mkhondo a better place! Pick n Pay, Woodhill Centre Pick n Pay, Woodhill Centre, played their part in aid of the Pick n Pay Food Drive for Mandela Day, by collecting groceries, voluntarily sponsored by their customers.

From Thursday, 12 July until Sunday, 15 July, certain Pick n Pay franchises across South Africa were challenged to participate in the Food Drive for Mandela Day by collecting food items and donating it to less fortunate organisations or institutions.

Management of the Pick n Pay, Woodhill Centre, proudly handed over a trolley filled with groceries to Sam Yiollaris and Marlene van Vuuren, from Uzwelo Child and Youth Care Centre, on Tuesday morning, 17 July 2018.

Members of the community are looking forward to similar outreaches such as this in the near future. The Excelsior News will publish more organisations’ Madiba Day celebrations in next week’s edition.

Raveens celebrates Mandela Month

On Saturday, 14 July 2018, Raveens Auto Spares lent a hand in commemoration of Mandela Month and reached out to the children from amaVillage. Everyone stood in line for a deliciously cooked meal, specially prepared by the people from Raveens Auto Spares.

Mr Ravin Singh and his son, Prineal, do similar outreaches on a monthly basis and for Mandela Month, they chose amaVillage. Over 250 children received a meal! Thank you for your kind gesture and for making a difference.

“There can be no greater gift than that of giving one’s time and energy to help others without expecting anything in return.” – Nelson Mandela