Casual Day is coming up this spring and the theme is to celebrate diversity! The colour to wear is green! The shade of new life, energy and harmony.
This year Casual Day is starting it’s campaigning early in the hopes that they can raise a massive R30 million this year! Casual Day is an awareness and fundraising campaign to benefit people with disabilities. It was started in 1994 by the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD).
The NCPD did this to bridge the divide in South Africa between persons with and without disabilities. Since the founding of the organisation, the fund has helped 500 non-profit organisations and schools.
Casual Day falls on the first Friday of September. The public are encouraged to go to work or school dressed differently and wearing the official R10 Casual Day sticker to show their support for persons with disabilities.
The Casual Day 2017 theme is Celebrate diversity with persons with disabilities, and it is enhanced by a vibrant green colour: the shade of new life, energy and harmony. Fresh green is also associated with spring, which is when the big event happens.
Casual Day will be supporting the following 12 organisations:
- Alzheimer’s South Africa
- Autism South Africa
- Deaf Federation of South Africa
- Down Syndrome South Africa
- National Association for Persons with Cerebral Palsy
- National Institute for the Deaf
- QuadPara Association of South Africa
- The South African Federation for Mental Health
- South African Disability Alliance
- South African National Council for the Blind
- South African National Deaf Association
- The National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities
You can get your Casual Day stickers towards the end of July at check-out points at Edgars, Jet, JetMart, Boardmans, CNA, Red Square and Legit, from Absa outlets, at Game and DionWired and at Shoprite and Checkers stores.
To find out more check out their website here.