What are you doing to make every day a Mandela Day? There are so many ways to do your part on Mandela Day, and with the 18th of July being around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of ideas, getting your colleagues involved, and deciding how you are going to make a difference.

Here are just a few ideas to think about:

Assist at a soup kitchen

Find your local soup kitchen and help by means of donations and preparing soup for the shelters they assist.

Drop-off stations

Put together care packages, or even just warm blankets and clothing, and locate your nearest drop-off stations where you can leave these for those in need.

Animal rescue centre

Take donations and spend the day with rescued puppies and kittens.  Assist with dog food and spend the day giving them some love.

Frail-care centre

Visit our local frail-care centre and show the elderly that there are still people out there who care.

Get creative

You could even create a list with 67 small acts of kindness you are going to do throughout the day. These can include planting a tree, signing up to be an organ donor, or donating blood.

One on one

Find someone who has made a difference in your life, think of a petrol attendant or a car guard, and tip them an additional R67.

Donate

Choose one, or a few, local charities and donate to them. It can be monetary, or if they need something you can assist with.

Toys and books

Get your children involved and go through old toys and books to donate to an underprivileged school or children’s home.

Food for the homeless

Get together and make sandwiches for the homeless you see daily. That one sandwich can make them smile and give them hope.

Beach clean-up 

Grab a refuse bag and span the team together to clean up the beach and the mess we make daily.

What are some of your ideas for Mandela Day? Tell us on our social media pages, and remember – no matter how small your action is this Mandela Day, it’s about changing the world for the better. Use #MandelaDay and #ActionAgainstPoverty and show us your acts of kindness.