Support Seed of Hope this Mandela Day

Inkosi Nathi Maphumulo and Traditional Council members celebrate with Seed of Hope's management team of Carl Waldron, Kierra Ward, Heather Liebenberg and Scott Kotze on their expansion plan recently.

Seed of Hope (SOH) invites the Amanzimtoti public to get involved for Nelson Mandela Day.

Celebrated on Tuesday, 18 July this year, Mandela Day is a call to action for all South Africans to spend 67 minutes doing good for their community.

“SOH is doing a #67waystogive campaign in honour of Nelson Mandela Day as an opportunity for the local community of Amanzimtoti to get involved by serving or giving donations in his memory,” said CEO Kierra Ward.

“We have two local corporates coming to get involved on the day – Galleria will join our children’s club from 11am to 1pm and Sappi will paint some of our newly acquired building space from 10am to 3pm.”

Community members can also get involved by dropping off any of the 67 following items: White paper reams; coloured paper; cardboard; pens; pencils; erasers; coloured pens; whiteboard markers; highlighters; calculators; kokies; crayons; flip chart paper; paint; paint brushes; prestick; glue sticks; scissors; children’s books; chalk; soccer balls; chess board; tennis balls; netball balls; skipping ropes; children’s educational posters; children’s indoor play sets; play dough; white boards; nail polish; ceramic beads; sewing material; curtain material; sewing thread; cash; T-shirt material; children’s educational games; children’s educational toys; bean bags; building blocks; children’s chalk boards; colouring-in books; magazines; maize (10kg); rice (10kg); sunflower oil (750ml); green soap bars; baked beans tins; tin fish; samp; sugar beans; peanut butter; sugar (1kg); box milk; cup of soup; body soap; face clothes; deodorant; feminine products; body cream; baby formula; nappies; paint for renovations (PVC); petrol cards; vouchers (hardware, maintenance companies or landscaping); fruit trees; indigenous plants.

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“The donations will go towards our programmes, either improving them resource-wise or adding new initiatives,” said Ward.

“This includes new games, crafts, art and creativity for our child and youth development programmes, helping to kit out our new classrooms, such as a grade R-1 children’s interactive play place, adding resources to other programmes like crafting or nail painting and so on for our new ‘gogo’ support group.

Petrol cards will help for our school outreach programme and health-related home visits.

We can resource our sewing training programme, so learners have material to practice what they learn.

Donations like paint, plants, building supplies vouchers and so on will go towards renovations for our property expansions and securing our property.”

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Donations can be dropped off at one of the following drop-off points on Mandela Day before 4pm:

* Sweetwaters Full Gospel Church, 6 Sanders Road, Winklespruit;

* AFM Kingsway Ministries, 609 Kingsway, Amanzimtoti;

* Amanzimtoti Baptist Church, 100 Bernadotte Street, Amanzimtoti;

* Amanzimtoti Methodist Church, 3 Dingwall Road, Amanzimtoti;

* Galleria Mall, information desk;

* Seed of Hope, 701 Reeves Road, Malagazi, Amanzimtoti.

Alternatively you can visit SOH on Mandela Day between 10am and 2pm to learn more about what they do in the community and how you can get involved.

Thirdly you can give a cash donation through one of its online platforms – visit



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