On Mandela Day we are encouraged to give just 67 minutes of our time to others – finding a cause we believe in to support to honour Madiba’s legacy. You’re invited to join Ladles of Love for your 67 minutes. Every year we hold a large event for the homeless community. These events have included blanket, jersey and beanie drives, where we collect and then handout warm, practical clothing along with delicious soup, sandwiches and cool drinks.
Previous Madiba Day partners have included Protea Hotels, Doppio Zero and Sir Juice. If you’re interested in becoming an official corporate partner for Mandela Day then please click here to find out more.
In 2017 we held our first Madiba Day project for children – we provided more than 600 backpacks & schools stationery for the children of Vlottenberg Primary School.
Each backpack was full of useful things like exam pads, pencils, rulers and sharperners. What should be a basic necessity for all students is unfortunately a luxury for too many.
We also served a delicious lunch of healthy soup, fresh sesame rolls, juice and yoghurt.
So much fun and love!
For most of us, Christmas is a time of joy and peace – a special day spent with our loved ones. But this is not the case for so many people living on the streets.
We host an annual Christmas lunch in partnership with the Central Methodist Mission where we serve a seated meal to more than 600 homeless people. This isn’t a ‘normal’ soup kitchen though; this one is really special. Along with a delicious meal of roast chicken, veggies and potatoes we also serve juice and delicious dessert. Every guest also receives a gift and enjoys table service from our volunteers, all accompanied by live music from our band.
Join us as a volunteer this Christmas and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere for yourself. It’s a day full of love, laughter and dancing – a great opportunity to meet and connect with some of the homeless community. Thank you to Georgina Daza for capturing this year on film.