PLEASE COME TO THE PARTY EVERYONE!
MAKE EVERYDAY A MANDELA DAY
AAW! are joining a motley and enthusiastic collective of volunteers to organise the
4th Annual Kids Party for Mr Mandela,hosted annually by the Kanala Initiative. Please help us and
the sponsors who are already on board – Matrix, Nando’s and the City of Johannesburg -
to make this good mischief happen in style.
Every year since 2009, the Kanala Initiative, a network of volunteers led by Temma Dean
(local Beryl Court Heroine), organise a big party for orphans and under privileged children (under 13)
for Mr Mandela’s birthday. Since 2009, the party has been hosted in Kliptown, Soweto - and children
from nearby Eldorado Park and the inner city’s Troyeville district have been brought there for the fun.
For the first time, in 2012, the party will bring children from Eldorado Park, Kliptown, Soweto,
Hillbrowand Midvaal to the inner city suburb so that 1200 kids can have the times of their lives
for a day in David Webster Park in Troyeville. The date for this year’s big event is
Sunday 22 July 2012.
The children are set to have the time of their lives. Some of them have never left Eldorado or Soweto before
- and now they’re going to a big park in town - for a feast, give-aways, including t-shirts and bags with
reading books and surprises. There will be music, song and dance and a grand parade in which the
children will participate with their own marching band and majorettes. Many local Troyeville artists,
the neighbourhood famous for its arts - are volunteering to perform and there will be a grand focus on
Mr Nelson Mandela, what he means to us … and how we can emulate his example.
Please will you consider contributing to the party by either donating towards the cost of transport
and portable ablutions or giving something that is on the WISH LIST below. Your generosity will be
met with great enthusiasm. We would also be pleased as punch if you and your family would like to
join us for the party (bring your picnic) and we will publicize your contribution on the Honour Roll.
If you know of a corporate or philanthropic organisation who you think might like to make a BIG
donation please also let us know as we can offer them REAL RETURNS.
BIG WISH LISTIn addition to any donation - no matter how small or giant - we really need:
Lunch for 300 minders and volunteers
Celebrities (that children want to meet for autographs and singing and playing the fool)
Performers that want to come and play
3 pieces of fruit and a small juice each - for 1200 children
Surprises for goodie-bags – e.g. stationery, books, jewellery, toys
Cut, make and trim work to sew bags together (material has been donated) and local volunteers are doing silkscreening
A Giant Book for Messages to Mr Mandela
Anything else you would like to give that you think the children will love
HOW YOU CAN HELP WITH EASE - MAKE A DONATION /
GIVE SOMETHING ON THE WISH LIST
The Central Johannesburg Partnership (CJP) has kindly agreed to manage any financial donations
received and to provide a financial report-back to funders – at no charge whatsoever to the project.
They are heroes! The CJP is committed to involving key stakeholders in Central Johannesburg in a
cooperative effort to rejuvenate the central area thereby promoting a sound economy; an attractive,
clean, safe and vibrant city centre; affordable residential accommodation; employment opportunities
and a focus for the community.
Bank Details for the Central Johannesburg Partnership are:
ACCOUNT NAME: CENTRAL JOHANNESBURG PARTNERSHIP
BANK: STANDARD BANK
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 001538632
ACCOUNT BRANCH: CARLTON CENTRE
NB PLEASE USE THIS BENEFICIARY REFERENCE: MANDELA 2012
Please, if you do make a donation of any kind or have any queries, let us know by email or phone.
Kanala Initiative Volunteers
Temma Dean: 0711764786
Lesley Perkes: 0836542009
WE HAVE THE BLESSING OF THE NELSON MANDELA FOUNDATION -
AND BIG THANKS TO NANDO'S FOR ALREADY SAYING THEY WILL GIVE LUNCH TO ALL THE CHILDREN.
AND TO MATRIX FOR STAGE, SOUND AND LIGHTS.