CASUAL DAY PIC

CASUAL DAY 2015

 

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.Spring into action

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?Spring Flowers

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.
  • Absa branches.
  • 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:casual day picture

  • 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
  • Autism South Africa
  • Down Syndrome South Africa
  • National Association for Persons with Cerebral Palsy
  • South African National Deaf Association National Institute for the Deaf
  • Alzheimer’s South Africa
  • QuadPara Association of South Africa
  • South African Disability Alliance

Visit www.casualday.co.za to enjoy the 2015 Casual Day theme.casual day picture kid

Tel: 011 609 7006

Email: info@casday.co.za

Facebook: www.facebook.com/CasualDaySA

Twitter: twitter.com/CasualDay_SA

Keep an eye on the Casual Day website for the latest on all things Casual Day.

 

NAPPY RUN

NAPPY RUN

 

Nappy Run MAPD

SAPS Nappy Run event, 2014

Nappy Run is an annual national campaign to raise awareness about children with disabilities and to collect nappies (diapers) for them.

Children with disabilities are society’s most exposed and vulnerable group. Educating the public about the conditions and challenges faced by our country’s children with disabilities towards their social inclusion and the honouring of their rights is therefore central to the Nappy Run campaign.

Living up to its name, Nappy Run is also a campaign to raise nappies for children with disabilities. Due to incontinence associated with various types of disabilities, children with disabilities have a disproportionately high need for nappies, often up to an advanced age. Nappies are expensive and not affordable to many families and children very often have to do without them. This situation has a degrading impact on the child; it causes great discomfort and is also unhygienic.

Although Nappy Run is an ongoing campaign, we like to focus on it over a two months period, i.e. October and November. We go all out with public awareness raising and calling on the public and corporates to donate nappies from the beginning of October. The campaign then culminates in a Nappy Run fun run event on the first Saturday of November.

The main Nappy Run fun run event takes place at the Johannesburg Zoo. Often Nappy Run fun run events are also organised by affiliates of the NCPPDSA at centres across the country. The SAPS head office divisions also hold a Nappy Run event on an annual basis in Tshwane.

Sarafina, SAPS Nappy Run 2014

“Sarafina” by kids, SAPS Nappy Run 2014

With a Nappy Run fun run the public spotlight is focused on children with disabilities and an opportunity is offered to the public to become involved in the cause of children with disabilities in a fun and interactive way.

Since the inaugural year of Nappy Run in 2011, thousands of people have participated in Nappy Run fun run events in Johannesburg and at various other centres in the country.

Since 2011 well over 300 000 nappies have been raised through the Nappy Run campaign and hundreds of disabled children across the country have benefitted from the donated nappies. Donated nappies are distributed to individual children and centres and schools for children with disabilities.

TV, radio, the print media and online media are extensively utilised in our public education and awareness raising activities and the Nappy Run campaign undoubtedly contributes significantly to creating a better informed and better educated public about our country’s children with disabilities. Hence, Nappy Run contributes directly to the protection and promotion of the rights of children with disabilities and to their social, educational and cultural inclusion.

Nappy Run is dependent on sponsorships and financial support for its success and the NCPPDSA acknowledges with much gratitude the financial support received from MARSH, the DG Murray Trust, Momentum, Blue Label Telecoms and Pampers.

Visit the Nappy Run website for more information and updates on the campaign and our Nappy RunFacebook page.

Win A Car

WIN-A-CAR COMPETITION

Win a Car Competition

Mpumalanga APD host a special event called Win-A-Car competition, which says it all in the name! Our community have the great opportunity in entering our competition and standing a chance to win a brand new car. Our events are showcased and available in Nelspruit at the Shopping malls.

All it takes is purchasing a ticket for only R10. 00!! To better your chances you could buy the ticket book which consists of 30 tickets costing only R300.00 a book!

We ask that you kindly support this great competition, every cent is needed for the MAPD Charity Organisation. A great opportunity to give back to the people in need

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