67 Minutes for Madiba.

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67 Minutes for Madiba

Mandela-Day-2014

From 1942 to 2009 Madiba fought tirelessly for the human rights of all South Africans. To honour the great man The Nelson Mandela Foundation asked that people the world over sacrifice 67 minutes of their time, on his birthday, to help those less fortunate. That is one minute for every year he served his country. In time 18 July might be declared a public holiday – as it should be. Regardless, it is a day that we remember Tata Madiba and do good works in his honour.

On 18 July we were absolutely amazed by the public support Oliver’s House received in its celebration of Mandela Day. 164 people from 26 businesses and organisations attended our Mandela Day celebrations. Even the Boy Scouts and two Beauty Queens volunteered their time to help the less fortunate. The event was held at our Oliver’s Village on the outskirts of Daveyton. The majority of our beneficiaries come from this area so it was fitting that we take the celebrations to them.

164 people donating 67 minutes of their time equates to plenty of hours that our guests put into serving their community on Mandela Day. We refer to this as being our event when in truth we could never have hosted it without the tremendous support we received from all who was there. Our guests brought with them donations of blankets, food, a wendyhouse, trees to be planted in our food forest, financial aid and much more. We even had a company manage a Retweet Campaign on Twitter which raised more than R4600 for Oliver’s House.

After all is said and done the day belonged to our beneficiaries – to the 210 children in our Nomthandazo Children’s Care Centre and the many many families we support in the Zenzele informal settlement. On the day we distributed over 2000 blankets, hundreds of pots and kettles and more than three tons of clothing and food items. It is unrealistic to say that we wish every day was a Mandela Day but at least, for one day every year, we witness the kindness of so many of our supporters.

We thank our many supporters for their time, donations and their tremendous support. Many of our supporters could not attend our Mandela Day due to other commitments and we know we will see them next year. As much as we enjoy serving those less fortunate than us we receive as much joy witnessing and being part of the kindness of the many many individuals and businesses who support us. Thank you all and we hope to share another 67 minutes with you next Mandela Day

A Special Thanks To:

Andiccio24

Andiccio24

Avis Rent A Car

Avis-Rent-A-Car

Blue Strata Trading

Blue-Strata-Trading

Book-A-Bakkie

Book-A-Bakkie


Cassidian Optronics

Cassidian-Optronics

Ejosi Caterers

Ejosi-Caterers

Four Pin Plug

Four-Pin-Plug

Harmelia Gardens Air Scouts

Harmelia-Air-Scouts


Inqaba HR Services

Inqaba-HR-Services

Legal Aid South Africa

Legal-Aid-SA

Miss Earth SA

Miss-Earth-SA

MSC Business College – Benoni

MSC-Business-College


National Renal Care – Benoni

national-renal-care

OUTsurance

outsurance

Phakisaworld

Phakisaworld

Pilot Crushtec

Pilot-Crushtec


Protea Hotel Wanderers

Protea-Hotel-Wanderers

Quality Beverages

Quality-Beverages

Rakoma & Associates

Rakoma-And-Associates

Rema Tip Top

Rema-Tip_Top


Setpoint Industrial Technology

Set-Point_Industrial_Technology

Smartcom

Smartcom

Tivvit.com

Tivvit.com

Trentyre

Trentyre


Virgin Money

Virgin-Money

Voith – Turbo

Voith-Turbo

Elanij Swart

Michelle Smyth

Steffi Alexander

Thembisile Mnguni

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3 Comments for : 67 Minutes
    • Olivers house thank you for the life changing in my community Zenzele may you increase more. Ina maseko from Zenzele After care. 0785203367
    • 16/09/2014
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    Zenzele After Care woul like to thank you for temndous you doing for our ovc. You are an NPO like us still do not deny on helping other organization. The school bags and stationeries you gave to our ovc was a life changing to our community. May God bless u more.
    Ina Virgie maseko
    Project manager 0785203367

    • Olivers house thank you for the life changing in my community Zenzele may you increase more. Ina maseko from Zenzele After care. 0785203367
    • 16/09/2014
    Reply

    Comment
    Zenzele After Care would like to thank you for tremendous work you doing for our ovc. You are an NPO like us still do not deny on helping other organization. The school bags and stationery you gave to our ovc was a life changing in our community. May God bless u more.
    Ina Virgie maseko
    Project manager 0785203367

    • vonay
    • 20/07/2015
    Reply

    wow!!!! you guys really touched my heart with all the good u have done in the community! god bless you.

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