MANDELA DAY 2023 DONATIONS BRING MORE SMILES!Casidra
Caption: Beneficiary Recipients from AHOS, MOSAICSA, The HAVEN NIGHT SHELTER AND PEBBLES PROJECT
Casidra joined the National mass by giving back to three community Non-profit organisations in Paarl as part of the Mandela Day Celebration on 18 July 2023.
We managed to hand over a variety of items (stationery, dry food and duvets/blankets) to Mosaic Paarl, the Athlone House of Strength and the Haven Night Shelter in Paarl who were extremely grateful for the generosity received.
Mosaic Paarl is a home for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). The organisation seeks to, not only support the OVC, but also their caretakers.
The Athlone House of Strength is a shelter for abused women and children that provides a stable, caring and safe environment to these women and children.
The Haven Night Shelter Welfare Organisation provides temporary shelter, physical care, social welfare and family re-unification services to adult homeless persons in the Western Cape.
Mandela Day was created to inspire people to embrace the values of democracy and contribute towards the ideals of ensuring a just and fair society.
At Casidra, we celebrate Mandela day 365 days a year, as we continuously work to support and develop our rural communities in many different ways.
The theme for International Nelson Mandela Day for the year 2023 is: “The Legacy Lives on Through You: Climate, Food and Solidarity”. Casidra has exciting plans for the future for these organisations where we can impact the lives of vulnerable families/communities. During our visit to the NPOs, we promoted and encouraged the three organisations to start growing their own vegetables in their backyards in order to fight hunger and have food security. We have made a commitment to assist and guide them with the process of owning their own community food gardens.
We also handed 72 stationery packs for Grade R to 7 to the Pebbles Project in Kraaifontein. The Pebbles Project enables children from farming communities to access quality education programmes and health, nutrition and social work services. Since their inception in 2004, they have positively impacted the lives of thousands of children by partnering with local farms to establish and manage Early Childhood Development and After-School Clubs for farm workers’ children who either live on the farm or their parents are employed by the farm. They are able to render support programmes and services to the children and wider community through education centres in Stellenbosch, Somerset West, Wellington, Citrusdal, Clanwilliam, Grabouw and the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley in Hermanus.
A big thank you to our donors, namely Wema Foods, Romatex, Kings Catering, Kaap Agri Paarl, Nel Tanks and Office National Brackenfell. We could not have achieved this without their support, and for this, we are forever grateful.