Every year, on July 18, the world comes together to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela. Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country’s first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election.
It is easy to break down and destroy. The heroes are those who make peace and build.Nelson Mandela.
To celebrate Mandela’s devotion to democracy, equality, and justice, we invite you to take action in your community and help in any way you can. So here are some ways you can get engaged;
- Volunteer in your community for an hour or more. To find volunteer opportunities, visit one of many sites including IVolunteer International, VolunteerMatch, GivePulse, among others.
- Sign-up to shop for Groceries for someone near you. Many at-risk people still can’t go out due to COVID-19 crisis.
- Make a pledge to wear masks in public.
- Make a new friend. Get to know someone from a different cultural background. Only through mutual understanding can we rid our communities of intolerance and xenophobia.
- Read to someone who can’t. Visit a local home for the blind and open up a new world for someone else.
- Help out at the local animal shelter. Dogs without homes still need a walk and a bit of love.
- Help someone get a job. Put together and print a CV for them, or help them with their interview skills. – you can volunteer your skills.
- Take someone you know, who can’t afford it, to get their eyes tested or their teeth checked.
- Buy a few blankets, or grab the ones you no longer need from home and give them to someone in need.
- Plant a tree
There are many ways to find opportunities to help. If you’re organizing a project and is in need of volunteers, post a project on our platform.