Mandela Day 2021: This is how you can help HospiceWits

Mandela Day was first celebrated in 2010, and aims to mobilise citizens to devote 67 minutes to community service on 18 July. The 67 minutes are derived from the 67 years Madiba spent fighting for social justice.

HospiceWits, in its capacity as a non-profit organisation that aims to better the quality of life of the patients we serve, as well as of their families, is heavily dependent on donations from the public and corporate institutions to continue doing our work. While we are always grateful for any donations, we now especially appeal to donors to consider contributing in the spirit of Mandela Day.

All the funds we raise go towards catering to the needs of patients with life-threatening illness that HospiceWits cares for, and to also provide additional support to the families that have entrusted the care of their loved ones to us.

This Mandela Day, HospiceWits’ wish list relates to the refurbishment of our in-patient care (IPU) facilities. Following recent upgrades to one of our IPUs, we are looking to undertake further renovations, and are in need of:

  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Paint vouchers
  • Any contributions towards repairs

There are various other ways in which you can assist HospiceWits on Mandela Day, both financially and otherwise, and we thank you in advance for making a difference to the lives of our patients and their families.

Club 2000

HospiceWits’ Club 2000 doesn’t only form an integral part of this charity’s fundraising efforts, but also rewards Club 2000 members by entering them into a monthly cash draw, standing a chance to win a whopping R20 000 every month. A commitment of as little as R50 enters you into our monthly draw, and Club 2000 members may choose to sign up for as many numbers as they wish in order to maximise their chances of winning.

Register HospiceWits as a beneficiary on your MySchool card

When you register HospiceWits as a beneficiary on your MySchool card, we will receive a percentage of the transaction every time you swipe your card at a participating retailer. Here is how to sign up for the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet card, and to set up HospiceWits as a beneficiary.

Support our shops

HospiceWits shops are central to our annual fundraising. Our shops in Parkmore, Orange Grove and Kensington are especially popular among Joburgers that are looking for bargains, as is our stand at the Rosebank Flea Market.

Every time you buy something at our charity shops, you are directly contributing to covering our day-to-day expenses, but please don’t forget that we are also thrilled to receive donations. We are always looking for:

– Pots, pans and kitchen goods
– Crockery, cutlery
– Linen and curtains
– Ladies’, men’s and children’s clothing
– Furniture
– Electrical items in working order
– Ornaments, bric-a-brac, general home goods
– Books, DVDs and CDs
– Toys

– Non-perishable food donations for distribution to our patients

If you have a large quantity of items to donate and are unable to deliver them yourself, we also collect! Please call our depot on 011 728 1052.