Big turn-out for Mandela Day magic

2016-07-27 06:00
Kingsway Church International and The Domino Foundation members and volunteers make sandwiches. Photo: supplied

Kingsway Church International and The Domino Foundation members and volunteers make sandwiches. Photo: supplied

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A TOTAL of 1 200 sandwiches were prepared by The Domino Foundation volunteers as a result of local businesses and individuals gathering to heed the international call of Mandela Day.

The Seadoone Mall was a flurry of activity with many Mandela Day volunteers taking part in the Domino Foundation’s action stations, designed to assist the community by contributing to the non-profit’s programmes. Over 4 000 individuals are impacted through the programmes every school day.

Although in Durban North, The Domino Foundation partnered with Kingsway Church International in Amanzimtoti to open up a feeding kitchen to provide sandwiches for schools.
Cheryl Dann, who heads the feeding kitchen, was blown away by how generous the community was.

“We had a lot of volunteers as well as people coming to the mall who just pitched in and helped where they could. Corporate Teams joined in making sandwiches, some noisy and festive and others just quietly got one with it. “We had one corporate team come in with only four people to make sandwiches, but half way through their time the table was full of people just walking past who pitched in. It was an amazing experience.”

Along with the hundreds of sandwiches that will be distributed, volunteers also prepared 30 relief packs for families in crisis. Each hamper can feed a family of four for one week.

Throughout the day community members were also encouraged to drop off essential daily items at the Donation Station.

The Domino Foundation would like to send out a massive thank you to every person who contributed to Mandela Day. Thanks also need to be said to the Coffee Theatre in the Seadoone Mall, who provided coffee and tea and a plate of eats for each person, at no charge. Woolworths donated 30 litres of juice as well as packs of oranges for the Siyabonga School children.

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