BENEFITING: FRIENDS OF IKAMVA LABANTU
EVENT DATE: Jul 18, 2015
Please join me in supporting this unique and worthwhile campaign: MEALS4MANDELA.
This initiative supports the orphans and most vulnerable children of South Africa. It enables each child by way of healthy nourishment to not only survive, but to truly thrive and lead the meaningful, happy lives all children deserve. It is all in honor of International Nelson Mandela Day - July 18th - celebrating Mandela's legacy of justice, resilience, love for mankind and above all - hope.
In 2006, I had the unforgettable opportunity of volunteering with Ikamva Labantu, the NGO working in South Africa's most impoverished townships for over 50 years - that supports over 2,000 orphans and vulnerable children with all the care and support they need to flourish. Ikamva was founded by an extraordinary woman named Helen Lieberman, a dear friend of mine and human rights hero. As a young woman in 1960s South Africa, she risked her life and safety to begin working in the township communities on her own. Her work has blossomed into one of the largest and longest standing nonprofit organizations in South Africa today.
I experienced first-hand the burgeoning self-reliance developing in the townships of Cape Town. All generations were looked after by one another, creating close-knit communities of caring and productivity. I was truly inspired and I know you would all be too.
So please, I hope you will join me by supporting this vital campaign however you can -- $1 will provide a nutritious meal to a beautiful child. Can you think of a better use of your resources?? (All donations are 100% tax deductible!) We want to provide 10,222 meals by Mandela Day - one for every day Mandela spent behind bars.
Will you help me?