WhatActionWillYouTakeHere are some of the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet charities that need your support, and some ways you can give your 67 minutes and make every day a Mandela Day.





Animal Rescue Organisation

Collect goods to raise funds

The Animal Rescue Organisation is challenging schools to collect 67 black bags of goods to be sold in aid their mobile animal sterilisation units and clinics. 
Give 67 minutes going through your cupboards to find clothing you no longer wear, old curtains, linen, pet accessories and other items you don’t use any more and donate them to be sold in the Animal Rescue Organisation’s Charity Shop. Everything will be sold to raise funds for their Mobile Animal Sterilisation Unit.
This custom-made mobile veterinary hospital, registered with the SA Veterinary Council, is equipped especially for the sterilisation of animals, and can sterilise up to 20 animals a day. Sterilisation remains the key to the welfare of thousands of domestic pets living within impoverished township and informal settlement communities across South Africa. Your support of MASU is greatly appreciated by ARO.

For more info go to www.animalrescue.org.za/masu 

Chaeli Campaign

Give HOPE to disabled kids

Make and buy bracelets to help make a difference in the lives of children with disabilities.
The Chaeli Campaign is dedicated to helping meet the mobility and educational needs of disabled children under the age of eighteen years throughout South Africa.

They will be holding their Mandela Day Challenge activity where they encourage the public to #domore. For R67, you can make and purchase 3 HOPE (Helping Other People Every Day) bracelets. You keep one bracelet for yourself, give the second bracelet to someone in an effort to ‘pay it forward’, and donate the third bracelet to The Chaeli Campaign. The bracelets will be made at our #domore station at Blue Route Mall, Tokai.

Please join them on Saturday, 18 July, from 10am until 5pm, or alternatively contact Debbie on 0861242354 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further info. Help make a difference in the lives of children with disabilities.

For more info go to chaelicampaign.co.za

DARG Domestic Animal Rescue Group

Mandela Day Fair

67 ideas on how to help DARG on Mandela Day and beyond
DARG Domestic Animal Rescue Group is a pro-life, non-profit organisation that rescues, cares for, sterilises and rehomes previously abused, neglected and abandoned cats and dogs.  DARG provides a crucial role for the communities of Imizamo Yethu, Hangberg and the greater Hout Bay area.

Spend “Your 67” at the fun-filled DARG Mandela Day Fair on 18 July 2015, from 9am to 4pm at DARG, Main Road, Hout Bay. Festivities include a market, music, beer stand, Meisies Kitchen Food Truck, sponsorship opportunities, volunteer work and a MTN bicycle up for grabs.  There are always loads of things to do at DARG - from cleaning the facility, general maintenance and improvements - to puppy and kitty grooming and playtime.  So throw on some old clothes and spend your 67 minutes with DARG.
There are also volunteer opportunities on Friday, 17 July. Please contact Debra Buys: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for group bookings further information.

Here’s DARG’s ‘wish list’ of ways you can help:

  • Commit. Make every day a Mandela Day! • Pay R10 entry and attend the DARG Madiba Day Fair on Saturday 18th July 2015 from 9am to 4pm. Please note: also open to Corporates on Friday 17th July 2015 from 9:30am to 4pm for volunteer work.
  • Take 67 seconds to sign a debit order for R67 or more a month [debit order forms can be emailed to you] – we still need 1000 monthly pledges to help us cover our expenses.
  • Make a donation into the DARG Trust Account; FNB BR: 201409; ACC: 624 7170 2897 OR go to https://www.payfast.co.za/donate/go/darg.
  • Set up a fundraising initiative at your office / school / amongst friends.
  • Spend R67 or more at our market.
  • Adopt a pet (R670 adoption fee applies including vaccinations and sterilization).
  • Spend R67 or more to enter our prize draw for a MTN bicycle.
  • Spend 67 seconds to apply for a MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet card and make DARG the beneficiary.
  • SPEND R67 or more on dry and canned food for dogs and puppies, dry and canned food for cats and kittens, dog biscuits and treats, hooves, catnip, sugar-free peanut butter, Ostrich chews (no rawhide chews please)
  • DONATE dog and cat shampoo, dog and cat tick & flea control, cat litter trays, Verimark type sponge mops, plastic spray bottles, brooms, plastic garden rakes, garden shears, garden scissors, good quality hosepipes, lots of newspaper to shred for our cat litter boxes.
  • DONATE toys for dogs and cats: Kong treat balls, squeaky toys, bags of plastic balls, plastic “half-shell” sandpits, playpens (so we can put our puppies outside on sunny days), mini plastic slides (the puppies love them), dog leads, collars and harnesses.
  • DONATE things to help keep animals cosy and safe, such as Jojo Kennels (R1170 each), fleece blankets (R875 for 25 units), large plastic dog beds, hot water bottles, shadecloth, astroturf aluminium roofing sheets, fencing (any type), shelving and wall brackets for safe storage in our food rooms.
  • DONATE garage sale items, such as second hand clothing, books, DVDs, CDs, household items, bric-a-brac, appliances in working condition, furniture / artwork / décor items, gardening and other tools.
  • SPONSOR R670, R6 700 or even R67 000

For more info visit www.darg.org.za


Winter warmth

Cast on 4 Kids is knitting beanies and mittens for needy kids up to the age of six.
If you knit or crochet (thanks to Des for this beanie pattern), please join Cast On 4 Kids at Erinvale Estate Hotel, Somerset West, to make beanies and mittens for kids from birth to six years old.
If you don’t knit or crochet, please consider donating fleece blankets (approximately 1.4x1.2m in size).

See you on the 22nd, from 11am to 2pm.

For more info visit www.masikhule.org

SPCA Mandela Day 2015

Brighten up the SPCA

Murals celebrating Madiba’s life will give the Swartland & West Coast SPCA a bright new look.

There are 27 wall panels at the entrance to the Swartland and West Coast SPCA. That’s one for each year that Madiba spent in prison. On this special day they’d like to revamp each of the wall panels to celebrate Madiba’s life. Each panel needs a new and unique design and a message that relates to Preventing Cruelty to Animals. You, your family and your company are invited to buy a panel for just R67 (a panel is W140cm by H170cm) draw up a design for your panel (your family, company or organisation’s name can be in the design), and then come make it happen.

On the Saturday, 18 July bring your design and your own paint and brushes and R67, a sense of humour and some of that Madiba magic for your team of helpers to cheer you on and give the doggies a walk.

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your panel now for your family, company or organisation to paint. First come first served, or first to pay, first to play!

For more info visit www.swartlandwestcoastspca.co.za

Woolworths Trust

Giving care packs

Woolworths staff members volunteer 67 minutes of their time to make care packs for vulnerable women and lunch packs for people in shelters in Cape Town.

Every year on Mandela Day, South Africans give 67 minutes of service to make our country a better place. This year, Woolworths Head Office staff are making care packs for vulnerable women and lunch packs for people in shelters in Cape Town.

For a month leading up to Mandela Day, Woolies staff have been donating woman’s roll-on, soap, toothpaste and A5 hardcover books for the care packs. On Friday, 17 July, Woolies volunteers will spend 67 minutes packing the care parcels and making lunch packs.

For more info visit Woolworths Trust page

Food Garden with MySchool

A sustainable food garden

MySchool staff members volunteer 67 minutes of their time to plant a sustainable vegetable garden at an under-resourced school.

In 2014, Woolworths Financial Services joined MySchool in building a sustainable vegetable garden that benefited a number of worthy schools in the Observatory community. The success of this project exceeded all expectations and inspired Woolworths Financial Services to look for another school that could benefit from a sustainable vegetable garden.

Chapel Street Primary School, a MySchool beneficiary located in Salt River, is their 2015 flagship school. In collaboration with Woolworths Financial Services, MySchool and Urban Harvest, who are experts in the field of building sustainable vegetable gardens for schools and communities, they’ve begun a one-year partnership programme with the school.

The objective is to build a sustainable vegetable garden that can be accessed and used by the school learners. The food garden will provide a food source to be used within the school’s feeding scheme, help educate and inspire pupils, staff, parents and neighbours, create a beautiful, biodiverse environment and hopefully also spark community and public interest in the school and in urban food gardens.

Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital

Child-friendly wards

MySchool donates funds to help upgrade the Children’s ward at Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital.

Every year on Mandela Day, 18 July, South Africans are asked to give 67 minutes to help make our country a better place. This year we want to honour Madiba’s legacy of kindness and service to others by doing more for the children of South Africa.

One of the ways MySchool and Woolworths will be doing this is by making two children’s wards at Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital more child friendly. We’re donating bright, child-friendly wallpaper for the two wards and playrooms, new linen for 76 children’s beds, and toys for the two playrooms.

‘I believe not only that ‘Mandela Day’ brings people closer but it also allows all of us the opportunity to understand the challenges that the less privileged face on a daily basis. It is very important to give back to your community no matter who you are. Our greatest icon fought for freedom and human dignity and we need to continue this work in order to create a better society. Together with our partners we can make sure that such a human spirit is never forgotten and continues to live on for the benefit of our children and future generations to come’ says Ndaba Mandela founder of Africa Rising, the NGO running the Mandela Day activities in Qunu.

Woolworths Mthatha store staff will also be actively involved on the day by giving 67 minutes of their time to help with this initiative. The store plans to continue their relationship with the hospital after Mandela Day.

Tell MySchool how you are spending your 67 minutes for Mandela Day, share with us in the comment box below.