Casual Day celebrates its 21st birthday this year. Since its inception it has raised a total of R222 million for persons with disabilities
All over the country South Africans are planning their outfits for the day. Says project leader Vanessa du Plessis: “Use your imagination and surprise us with your ingenuity in interpreting the theme ‘Spring into Action’. Our target is to get three million South Africans to donate R10 each for their stickers.”
Ten reasons to dress up on Casual Day:
- Casual Day gives communities the chance to come together to raise funds for organisations in your area that render services to persons with disabilities.
- It gives you the opportunity to be creative and organise a fun event at your office that will boost morale and contribute to team-building.
- You can step out in the theme of the year, which is “Spring into Action”. So let your imagination run wild; see how big you can go. Or you can just wear a LOT of stickers, like ten or even 20!
- Casual Day supports the right of persons with disabilities to education, housing, training, accessibility, employment… in other words, full inclusion into society.
- It is fun, entertaining and valuable to society!
- It’s so easy and convenient to participate – all promotional material is supplied free-of-charge.
- Casual Day allows you to make a big difference in the world by getting your community and office colleagues to do a small thing – wear the official Casual Day sticker.
- You can rest assured that funds raised from sticker donations provide material relief to persons with disabilities.
- Casual Day demonstrates community spirit in action.
- R10 is a small donation to make, especially when you know it will really make a difference.
Casual Day is owned by the National Council of Persons with Physical Disabilities and is run in partnership with its national beneficiaries, all members of the South African Disability Alliance. Leading retail group, Edcon, is Casual Day’s principal financial sponsor.
Stickers are available at all Edcon stores, which include the following: Edgars, Jet, JetMart, Boardmans, CNA, Red Square and Legit. Stickers will also be available at Absa, Game and DionWired stores, Shoprite and Checkers.