The spirit of giving and helping others is epitomised in Mandela Day (Saturday, 18 July), when scores of South Africans come together and dedicate a portion of their day to doing good and the legacy of Nelson Mandela.
This year, Rape Crisis has set aside an interesting and exciting project for our 67 minutes. Year after year, women and men face the harrowing experience of surviving sexual assault and rape with very little to no support. The process of going through to the police station and undergoing the process of forensic examination can leave many women feeling violated from the start. Thus, in the spirit of giving back and supporting rape survivors with resources to regain their dignity, the organisation has put together a care pack drive where volunteers and allies can assemble care packs for rape survivors.
In an effort to be provide adequate support, please note that brand new donations are required and will be the only donations accepted.
The care packs consist of the following:
- Underwear (all shapes and sizes for men/women/children)
- Sanitary pads (no tampons)
- Toothpaste and toothbrush
- Shampoo and conditioner
The reality of this care pack drive is mobilising our volunteers while simultaneously ensuring that rape survivors are able to experience kindness in the simplest of forms – like being able to put on a fresh pair of underwear or wash their hair. In the spirit of Mandela Day where South Africans pledge to give back 67 minutes of their time (representing the number of years Madiba spent in jail fighting for revolution and freedom) to pay it forward and give, we urge others to come and participate in our drive.
Not only that, volunteers are able to meet with like-minded individuals and get to know the people behind Rape Crisis as well making connection with some new faces.
Find all the details and sign up here.
Looking for the when and where?
Venue: Mowbray Town Hall | Main Road | Mowbray
Time: 10am – 3pm
Date: Saturday, 18 July 2015.
We hope to see you there!