On Friday, 4 September 2009 South Africa will be celebrating Casual Day, a fun-filled day that provides you with the opportunity to show the world that you care about persons with disabilities for a donation of only R10.
Casual Day is the biggest fundraising and awareness-creating project for persons with disabilities in South Africa
Every year on the first Friday of September we ask people to dress differently than they normally would, and to wear the official Casual Day sticker to show their support.
The following National Welfare Organisations are beneficiaries of Casual Day:
The National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in SA (NCPPDSA)
SA Federation for Mental Health
Disabled People South Africa (DPSA)
Deaf Federation of SA (DEAFSA)
SA National Council for the Blind
These organisations represent about 400 different schools, homes and workshops for persons with disabilities. Every year more than 200 local welfare organisations participate in this project and raise funds for their own needs via the infrastructure of the project.
Join the team with Casual Day 2009’s Sport theme
This year Casual Day will be kicking of with a new theme â??sportâ?. Challenging South Africans to â??join the teamâ? and to make that small R10 donation to make a difference.
Show your support for persons with disabilities by donating only R10 for an official Casual Day sticker. Your R10 donation really goes a long way, so come on, join the team by supporting persons with disabilities
How to participate this Casual Day
Convince your boss and colleagues to participate and collect R10 from everyone.
Obtain your Casual Day sticker at a participating welfare organisation (listed on our website), any Absa Bank, any outlet of Game stores, Jet, Edgars, Temptations, Red Square, Prato, Legit, Jet Shoes, Jet Mart, Discom, CNA, Boardmans, or order online at www.casualday.co.za
Decide on your outfit or simply wear your sticker on 4 September to show that you are part of the â??teamâ? that supports persons with disabilities.
Read something, listen to music, write an uplifting poem and go out into the garden and smell the roses.
Be thankful for your health!
Contact details for more information or to participate:
Tel: (012) 663-8181
Fax: (012) 663-8188
Catch up with the rest of South Africa and make sure that you wear your sticker on Friday, 4 September.