It is a national fundraising project that aims at creating awareness and potential of and for people with disabilities. The campaign encourages the public to contribute financially through a small donation through the purchase of a R20 a sticker and various amounts for various other items such as T—shirts, hats, wristbands and etc.
On the first Friday of September which coincides with the International Day of People with Disabilities, an event or commemoration is held with the theme of that particular year being uplifted. This year, 2023, the theme is “Share a Smile”
Share a Smile in 2023 with persons with disability. South Africans from all walks of life, we celebrate our differences and embrace each other for our uniqueness and significance.
The funds raised are then earmarked for :
• Job creation
• Social upliftment
• Education and Training
• Improvement of accessibility
• Initiatives aimed at integrating persons with disabilities into the broader community