Today is Mandela Day and it is a special reminder to South Africa that we all have the power to make a difference. In our own small way, we try to make a difference to the mindset of children. We believe that if we can introduce them to new things, provide them with happier experiences and teach them what it is to be a child, even if just for a day, we can make a difference. We may not influence every child but after five years, we have seen the impact we have made on many and it is these impacts that motivate us to try harder and do more.
We have been approached by many people over the past few days who have told us they would love to do their 67 minutes for Mandela Day, but they just do not have the time. If this is you, how do you then make a difference? Many organisations will tell you just to donate to them and be done with it.
Although we are an organisation who relies heavily on volunteers we realise that so many of you really do not have the time but are reluctant to make a donation when you do not know what the funds are being used for. We therefore would like to make the following appeal :
If you do not have time and would like to make a difference, please consider setting up a standing bank order and donating R67 a month to Sisanda FunDaytion towards our "Fun Day" Programme. Send us an email advising you have joined the campaign and we will send you monthly photographs and feedback from the children, of the impact your funds have made after each Fun Day. We will also send you details of each Fun Day, prior to the day so should you wish to attend, the option is available to you. If you have a company, please feel free to make payments in the company name and we will issue you with a tax exemption certificate.
Our ultimate goal is to extend the programme to two Fun Day's per month so as to broaden our reach, so if you like what we do and you don't have the time to give yourself, please consider giving to this campaign. (Please click on the "Donate" link above for our bank details.)