Will you guys be participating in Casual Day 2017? I definitely am. I admit that I selfishly didn’t bother to participate in the past. Since this is a cause that hits close to home I decided to be more active.
Both my parents are physically disabled. My mom was in a bus accident a couple of years ago and had permanent damage to her knee. She walks with crutches. My dads legs were amputated below the knee after he contracted peripheral vascular disease in both his feet. I have seen first hand the challenges that people with disabilities go through. Fortunately my mom and dad have taken their disabilities in their stride and I am really proud of how far they have come.
So what is Casual Day? Let me give some info.
Casual Day is South Africa’s foremost fundraising campaign for persons with disabilities and is the flagship project of the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD).
Casual Day is a fundraising initiative for people with disabilities. It also helps bring awareness. Many companies participate in this day as a corporate social investment. People dress up according to the yearly theme that is provided and purchase their stickers to show their support. It’s loads of fun for a good cause.
When is Casual Day? It’s on FRIDAY the 1st September 2017 guys! So hurry up and go get your sticker!
You don’t know where to get a sticker? Well if your employer is participating in Casual Day then they would provide you with one. If that’s not the case then you can get your sticker at :
- Any Edcon Group store: Edgars, Jet, Boardmans, CNA, Red Square, JetMart or LEGIT.
- Game and Dion Wired stores.
- Shoprite Checkers stores.
- Toys R Us and Babies R Us Stores.
- National and local participating beneficiary organizations.
- The Casual Day National office, Edenvale, Gauteng.
How much will it cost? Your sticker will only cost R10. If you’re not going to dress up then at least try to get your sticker. There are many other ways to donate, you can purchase some of the Casual Day merchandise, make monetary donations, etc. No matter how small your contribution, it makes a huge difference
And the theme? This years theme is DIVERSITY with a splash of green. We are encouraged to celebrate our differences and embrace our uniqueness. This theme is awesome as you can go as crazy as you like.
If you need more info then check out their website here. So guys… Please go ahead and support this great cause. Let’s all stand together and make a difference.
Till Next Time
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