67 minutes for Madiba: Lockdown edition

Every year on Nelson Mandela’s birthday, individuals and businesses undertake to do 67 minutes of service. The idea is to show that each person has the power to change the world for the better and the ability to make an impact.

This year, #67minutes for Madiba will of course be different because of lockdown. Even though you might not be able to do your 67 minutes in a work or community group, you can still do something alone or with your family. Here’s how:

Collect six to seven items (or more) from around your home, such as good-quality old clothing that you or your children no longer wear, as well as toys your kids have outgrown. Donate them to a worthy cause, perhaps your nearest orphanage or a needy family that you know of.

Take care of the environment
Plant some seeds, plants or a tree where the whole neighbourhood can enjoy it or clean up your own street by collecting any litter you find.

Send love
Dedicate some time to reach out to family, friends and mentors and let them know just how much you love and appreciate them.

Feed the needy
Collect some cans of food and household staples to donate to a feeding scheme charity. Or make a meal of homemade soup and bread drop it off to those in need.

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