Every year on the first Friday of September, we take time to celebrate Casual Day. It’s a day when we can all show our solidarity and support for Persons with Disabilities in South Africa. And it’s a day when we can all share our smiles and make a difference.
What is Casual Day?
Casual Day is not just any ordinary day. It’s an extraordinary initiative by the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) that has been changing lives for almost 30 years. It’s a nationwide campaign that wins the hearts and support of people across South Africa. By donating just R20.00, you become part of this movement, promoting inclusion and equity for persons with disabilities.
How does Casual Day Work?
How does it work? It’s simple. You buy a Casual Day sticker for only R20 and wear it proudly on 1 September. The Casual Day sticker lets you show off your unique style and interpretation of the annual theme through your outfit. This year’s theme, “Share A Smile,” reminds us that a smile is a powerful tool that breaks down barriers and unites us all. It’s a universal language of kindness and support.
How to get involved in Casual Day
But Casual Day is more than just a fashion statement. It’s also a way to support Headway Gauteng – a beneficiary of this incredible initiative. Headway Gauteng is an organisation that makes a difference in your community, creating positive change and opportunities for survivors of brain injury and their families.
With your help, we can continue to provide vital services such as rehabilitation, counselling, education, and advocacy for persons with brain injury. Your donation can help them improve the quality of life and dignity of their clients.
And if you think that buying a sticker is too much hassle, think again. In this digital age, spreading smiles is easier than ever. You can choose to buy a personalized digital sticker through the Casual Day website. Participating beneficiaries like Headway Gauteng have unique URL voucher codes that ensure your donation directly supports their cause. It’s a convenient and impactful way to make a difference.
So, what are you waiting for? Join the fun and share your smile on social media using the hashtags #CasualDay and #ShareASmile. Let’s create a wave of positivity and support that echoes across the nation.
Casual Day is more than just a date on the calendar; it’s a chance to be part of something bigger. With your R20 donation, you’re helping to make a tangible change in the lives of persons with disabilities. Your smile can light up someone’s day, and your support can light up their future.
So, save the date – 1 September 2023 – and get ready to share your smile and make a real impact.
Contact Thandi via WhatsApp at 073 137 5441 to order your physical sticker or visit https://casualday.co.za/HeadwayGauteng to get your personalized digital sticker. Let’s come together, share our smiles, and show the world the power of unity and inclusivity.
Let’s make this Casual Day one to remember!