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67 minutes of your time--Nelson Mandela Day

sami01 IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 18 July 2012 at 9:46am | IP Logged
"We can change the world and make it a better place.
 It is in your hands to make a difference."
Nelson Mandela
For 67 years Nelson Mandela devoted his life to the service of humanity as a human rights lawyer, a voice of the common man, an international peacemaker and the first democratically elected president of a free South Africa.
On his birthday We want to join UN and Nelson Mandela foundation and celebrating
For Freedom,Justice and democracy
 The General Assembly is marking the Day with an event entitled 'Building a Caring World - Nelson Mandela's Vision'
His vision to help promote democracy and racial tolerance.
Peace ,health and education
rights of women,underprivileged and Children.
In today's world the most needed thing is tolerance.
to think beyond ourself,think of not only world around us but about future generations and our enviornment.
This day everyone is asked to take 67 minutes out of their time to honor 67 years of Nelson Mandela's public life.
     Think of others

1. Make a new friend. Get to know someone from a different cultural background. Only through mutual understanding can we rid our communities of intolerance and xenophobia.
2. Read to someone who can't. Visit a local home for the blind and open up a new world for someone else.
3. Fix the potholes in your street or neighborhood.
4. Help out at the local animal shelter. Dogs without homes still need a walk and a bit of love.
5. Find out from your local library if it has a story hour and offer to read during it.
6. Offer to take an elderly neighbor who can't drive to do their shopping/chores.
7. Organize a litter cleanup day in your area.
8. Get a group of people to each knit a square and make a blanket for someone in need.
9. Volunteer at your police station or local faith-based organization.
10. Donate your skills!
11. If you're a builder, help build or improve someone's home.
12. Help someone to get his/her business off the ground.
13. Build a website for someone who needs one, or for a cause you think needs the support.
14. Help someone get a job. Put together and print a CV for them, or help them with their interview skills.
15. If you're a lawyer, do some pro bono work for a worthwhile cause or person.
16. Write to your area councilor about a problem in the area that requires attention, which you, in your personal capacity, are unable to attend to.
17. Sponsor a group of learners to go to the theater/zoo.


                               Help out for good health

18. Get in touch with your local HIV organizations and find out how you can help.
19. Help out at your local hospice, as staff members often need as much support as the patients.
20. Many terminally ill people have no one to speak to. Take a little time to have a chat and bring some sunshine into their lives.
21. Talk to your friends and family about HIV.
22. Get tested for HIV and encourage your partner to do so too.
23. Take a bag full of toys to a local hospital that has a children's ward.
24. Take younger members of your family for a walk in the park.
25. Donate some medical supplies to a local community clinic.
26. Take someone you know, who can't afford it, to get their eyes tested or their teeth checked.
27. Bake something for a support group of your choice.
28. Start a community garden to encourage healthy eating in your community.
29. Donate a wheelchair or guide dog, to someone in need.
30. Create a food parcel and give it to someone in need.


                         Become an educator

31. Offer to help out at your local school.
32. Mentor a school leaver or student in your field of expertise.
33. Coach one of the extramural activities the school offers. You can also volunteer to coach an extramural activity the school doesn't offer.
34. Offer to provide tutoring in a school subject you are good at.
35. Donate your old computer.
36. Help maintain the sports fields.
37. Fix up a classroom by replacing broken windows, doors and light bulbs.
38. Donate a bag of art supplies.
39. Teach an adult literacy class.
40. Paint classrooms and school buildings.
41. Donate your old textbooks, or any other good books, to a school library.

                  Help those living in poverty

42. Buy a few blankets, or grab the ones you no longer need from home and give them to someone in need.
43. Clean out your cupboard and donate the clothes you no longer wear to someone who needs them.
44. Put together food parcels for a needy family.
45. Organize a bake sale, car wash or garage sale for charity and donate the proceeds.
46. To the poorest of the poor, shoes can be a luxury. Don't hoard them if you don't wear them. Pass them on!
47. Volunteer at your local soup kitchen.


                          Care for the youth

48. Help at a local children's home or orphanage.
49. Help the kids with their studies.
50. Organize a friendly game of soccer, or sponsor the kids to watch a game at the local stadium.
51. Coach a sports team and make new friends.
52. Donate sporting equipment to a children's shelter.
53. Donate educational toys and books to a children's home.
54. Paint, or repair, infrastructure at an orphanage or youth center.
55. Mentor someone. Make time to listen to what the kids have to say and give them good advice.

                         Treasure the elderly

56. If you play an instrument, visit your local old-age home and spend an hour playing for the residents and staff.
57. Learn the story of someone older than you. Too often people forget that the elderly have a wealth of experience and wisdom and, more often than not, an interesting story to tell.
58. Take an elderly person grocery shopping; they will appreciate your company and assistance.
59. Take someone's dog for a walk if they are too frail to do so themselves.
60. Mow someone's lawn and help them to fix things around their house.

                 Look after your environment

61. If there are no recycling centres in your area, petition your area councillor to provide one.
62. Donate indigenous trees to beautify neighborhoods in poorer areas.
63. Collect old newspapers from a school/community centre/hospital and take them to a recycling centre.
64. Identify open manhole covers or drains in your area and report them to the local authorities.
65. Organise the company/school/organisation that you work with to switch off all unnecessary lights and power supplies at night and on weekends.
66. Engage with people who litter and see if you can convince them of the value of clean surroundings.
67. Organise to clean up your local park, river, beach, street, town square or sports grounds with a few friends. Our children deserve to grow up in a clean and healthy environment.

Friends Go ahead and change the world for better place and share your good deed with us
Credit: UN website on Nelson Mandela Day
Graphics Stutz

Edited by sami01 - 18 July 2012 at 3:39pm

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-Wishes- IF-Dazzler

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Posted: 18 July 2012 at 11:04pm | IP Logged
i m reading it today

thanks you very much to the one who created this post 
will definitely do something!

thanks again...
SunriseGreen IF-Dazzler

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Posts: 3155

Posted: 18 July 2012 at 11:22pm | IP Logged
Wonderful post! And equally wonderful ideas on how to help out in one's community :) 

AASUS IF-Stunnerz

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Posted: 18 July 2012 at 11:24pm | IP Logged
sami01 beautiful graphics and v. nice post.
Thanks to all who worked on this post.

Spending time with elderly people and appreciating their wealth of info gives us inspiration to do better in everything we'd like to do. Something I learned. 
-Araina- IF-Stunnerz

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Posted: 18 July 2012 at 11:24pm | IP Logged
Wonderful post! Have leavt a lot about him in the history classes. Great to know the ways to help the community ourselves. 

Thank's CCs for this post :)
OmnipotenceZaxo IF-Stunnerz

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Posted: 18 July 2012 at 11:38pm | IP Logged

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hukshila IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 18 July 2012 at 11:48pm | IP Logged
thanks for letting know about this day as i was not aware of it. i was aware of him and some of his works but not that the day is being celebrated on international level. 

Originally posted by sami01

to great
Mr. Mandela...thank you for giving us vision that world is much more than religious,racial and political intolerance ...humanity and compassion is what makes us humans first and anything else after

i m not in favor of racial or political or any kind of intolerance but about religion i think humanity, compassion and tolerance comes when we follow the religion. this is not to contradict just my own point of view as whatever i learned this is because of following religion even i learned it from religion that there is no one superior to each other on basis or race, status, wealth or any wisdom, and that one is better who is righteous.         

Edited by hukshila - 23 July 2012 at 10:34am
Rach. IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 19 July 2012 at 2:02am | IP Logged
Wonderful post indeed ! Keep it up 

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