The South African National Civic Organization (SANCO), Heidedal branch, contributed and played their role for Mandela Day. SANCO chairperson for Ward 16 got a lot of businesses involved in helping and making the day special for the Reenboog Old age home in Heidedal, Bloemfontein. The organisations had a clean-up in collaboration with Community Workers Programme (CWP) and had a great lunch sponsored by Shoprite, Heidedal. The South African Police Service (SAPS) from Heidedal also played a major role in helping with the clean-up for the old age home, they helped with making food and cutting grass. Several businesses and organisations were involved, Shoprite (Heidedal), Olympia Primary School, SANCO and SAPS (Heidedal), came together to make the day special for the people of the Old age home. – Heidre Malgas
67minutes during Madiba day saw Olesego Children’s Home in Rocklands, which houses 19 children, being one of the receivers of necessities from Zalisile Msebenzi Civil and Calculus School in Bloemfontein. Zalisile Msebenzi Civil will be sponsoring this home for the next 3 years with their basic needs. During their 67minutes they painted and did renovations to the home. Calculus School provided the house with canned goods, sanitary pads, toiletries and meat. – Sazly Hartzenberg
Die personeel van die Aankoop- en Voorsieningsbestuurseenheid van die Mangaung Metro het vanjaar besluit om werklose mense wat op straathoeke sit met die hoop om ‘n tydelike werk te kry, van ‘n kospakkie te voorsien. Die personeel het probeer om voedsame kos te koop wat vir minstens twee dae iets te ete sal bied. Hulle kon 20 werkloses van hierdie kospakkies voorsien. – Sazly Hartzenberg
The Toyota Cheetahs and the SANDF – 1 SA Tank Regiment drill, visited Tswellang Special Intermediate School for their #67MinutesforMadiba this Mandela day. Toyota Free State staff had earlier collected clothing and food which was handed over by the Toyota Free State Cheetahs prop, Luan de Bruin. Learners were then treated to a military drill by the SANDF 1 SA Tank Regiment and a wheelchair rugby match between the Toyota Free State Cheetah players and the Mustang Wheelchair club. – Seithati Semenokane
This Mandela Day, Central Media Group took part in the #actionagainstpoverty by taking part in a soup drive with Towers of Hope Foundation to feed the homeless and those in need. CMG staff volunteers made sandwiches in their canteen in the morning and later handed out soup, bread and a few other goodies to the homeless at the Twin Towers Church where the foundation is based.
Comedian and motivational speaker, Ofentse Vinger donated cleaning supplies to Tswellang Special Intermediate School. The student decided to donate cleaning materials and detergents because it is important for the children’s dignity to always have a clean environment. – Nomaqhawe Mtebele
Members of the Fresh Produce Market including Mangaung Metro Municipality, RSA, and Subtropico Market Agents donated fruits and vegetables to Iphahamiseng Child and Youth Care Centre in Batho. – Nomaqhawe Mtebele
The Uniting Reformed Church celebrated Mandela day by giving out soup and bread at the Bloemfontein Life Change Centre in Heidedal, which is located at the rear of the Uniting Reformed Church Heatherdale. They received a donation from Nupay and are very grateful for their wonderful donation. They also gave clothing and toys to the children mainly from the Gatvol area. They served many homeless persons on Mandela day. According to Reverend, Gavern Cloete, they have a soup kitchen every Wednesday to bring a little hope to residents in their community that don’t have food. “We’ve planned with the help of our Lord Jesus to extend our love for the rest of the week, Bloemfontein Life Change Centre will have this have service running for the rest of the week and anyone is free to give support in any form,” he added. – Sazly Hartzenberg
FNB Clean-up for #67minutes around their building!