The essence of Mandela Day – take action, inspire change, and make every day a Mandela Day – is more important than ever before.

Mandela Day is celebrated every year on 18 July, former president Nelson Mandela's birthday. Nelson Mandela was an activist for Human Rights and this campaign was created to honour him through community service and giving back to society.
The Mandela Day campaign message is: "Nelson Mandela has fought for social justice for 67 years. We're asking you to start with 67 minutes. We would be honoured if such a day can serve to bring together people around the world to fight poverty and promote peace, reconciliation and cultural diversity," according to a statement issued on Mandela's behalf.

Why 67 minutes?
Nelson Mandela fought for justice for 67 years, the foundation has asked for you to give back 67 minutes.

So get out there and be an active citizen in your community, individually or as part of one of the millions of groups getting together to start initiatives around delivering food parcels, making masks and protective gear, teaching online or making donations towards these efforts.

If you dont know what to do and you would still like to contribute, take a look at some of the pre-vetted charities below.

Ubuntu House
is a registered Child and Youth Care Centre with a temporary safe care program and is part of the AFM Executive Welfare Councils uMephi C&YCC project. Ubuntu House take care of babies from birth to two years who have been abandoned, orphaned, neglected or who was born out of an unplanned and crisis pregnancy.

I am for her Foundation - 67 Minutes for Menstraution
I AM FOR HER FOUNDATION (IAFHF) is a non-profit organisation providing a sustainable solution to the menstrual hygiene and well-being challenges of indigent adolescent girls in Southern Africa. The aim of the Foundation is to provide free access to sanitary pad, eco-friendly disposal of used sanitary material and menstruation hygiene and well-being education to adolescent girls in informal settlements and rural areas of Southern Africa.

Western Cape Cerebral Palsy - Digital Suzy
The WCCPA is a non-profit organisation that has been providing social development services to people with Cerebral Palsy and their families in the Western Cape for the past 61 years. The WCCPA incorporates a clinic for the diagnosis and treatment of children with CP; a residential care centre for adults with CP; a special care centre for children with CP who are severely and profoundly disabled; a protective employment workshop for adults with CP.
To promote and assist in research into aspects of Cerebral Palsy.

Nehemiah Safe House
is a registered NPO based in Northern Suburbs of Cape Town. We have opened our home to children who have been abused,
neglected and/or abandoned. We offer a loving family home where children can grow, receive the love they deserve and have the stability
they so want. We are currently in lock down with 7 toddlers ranging in age of 1 year to 4 years as well as a teenager. Some of our donors have

The Love Story
is a relief organization, established in 2012 in Port Elizabeth that seeks to meet the needs of the poor and marginalized – to restore hope through feeding schemes, education programmes, clothing distribution and poverty alleviation.

Love Story believes in building family and sows into the community in various ways such as support groups, support groups, soup kitchens, clothing distribution, hospital visits, volunteer participation and community revamps.

Donate Nation
.Philanthropy is changing! Social media and the ease with which we connect with and create charitable causes is infectious. To celebrate this shift in how philanthropy is being positioned, we’ve developed and easy to use and transparent digital app.

Donate Nation is a Non-Profit company aimed at bringing together all these organisations in one easy to app, that provides donors a transparent view of where their donations are going. We encourage our partner companies to interact and keep donors up to date on current campaigns and events within the organisations.