Casual Day is South Africa’s leading fundraising & awareness campaign for persons with disabilities and is the flagship project of the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD).
Each year on the first Friday of September, South Africans are encouraged to go to work or school dressed differently – either dress up or dress down – and to wear the official Casual Day sticker to show their support for Persons with Disabilities.
Uzwela Foundation supported the Casual Day campaign by purchasing digital stickers. But, that is not all.
To show our support of persons with disability, we donated much-needed groceries to Casa Caritas on the 9th of September 2021.
Casa Caritas is a residential care facility in Kempton Park, Gauteng that provides life-long care to severely mentally and physically disabled children between 3 and 14 years of age. The only real home some of them know is Casa Caritas, where they are cared for with compassion and love. Casa Caritas currently homes 41 full-time residents and 5 day-care visitors. As a NPO (Non-Profit Organisation) the home receives no subsidies from the Government and is 100 % privately owned.
One of our Uzwela volunteers dropped off the groceries (potatoes, rice, sugar, maize meal, carrots, butternut squash, milk) and treats for the residents at the home. Due to COVID restrictions we were not allowed to enter the home.