Casual Day is South Africa’s foremost fundraising campaign for persons with disabilities and is the flagship project of the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in SA (NCPPDSA). Casual Day has become a firm favourite on the calendar of many of South Africa’s businesses. It is an excellent opportunity for corporate team building, whilst also making a contribution to one of the country’s most vulnerable sectors of society; persons with disabilities.
Have fun, support and Empower! Creating an inclusive society
Everyone loves Casual Day, the campaign that invites all fun-loving South Africans to dress differently for a day to raise funds and raise awareness of persons with disabilities. Casual Day is a highlight on the calendar of our 300 participating community-based NGOs, business – big and small, schools, book clubs, youth groups and South African citizens at large. For twenty years we have reserved the first Friday in September for going to work on the dressed in outfits from the fun to the fantastical. This year it’s Friday, 5 September 2015.
To earn the right to dress up this way, participants make a donation of R10 for the official Casual Day sticker. Not only does Casual Day raise funds, it also raises awareness of opportunities for full inclusion of persons with disabilities into the community.
Why should I participate?
Be part of a group of thousands of South Africans who demonstrate that small actions can make a huge difference. We call it community spirit in action. Besides, it creates camaraderie in the office and brings light relief to the workplace. When is Casual Day? This year Casual Day takes place on Friday, 4 September 2015.
You can obtain stickers from:
- Any Edcon Group store: Edgars, Jet, JetMart, Boardmans, CNA, Red Square and LEGIT.
- Game and Dion Wired stores.
- Shoprite and Checkers stores.
- National and local participating beneficiary organisations.
- The Casual Day National office, Edenvale, Gauteng.
Casual Day is run in partnership with its national beneficiary organisations who receive a portion of the funds to run their organisations. They are:
- The National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in SA
- South African National Council for the Blind
- South African Federation for Mental Health
- Deaf Federation of South Africa
- Down Syndrome South Africa
- National Association for Persons with Cerebral Palsy
- South African National Deaf Association National Institute for the Deaf
- QuadPara Association of South Africa
- South African Disability Alliance
Visit www.casualday.co.za to enjoy the 2015 Casual Day theme.
Tel: 011 609 7006
Keep an eye on the Casual Day website for the latest on all things Casual Day.