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Mandela Day 2020

Join us as we celebrate Madiba's Legacy

At Botshabelo we love to celebrate Mandela Day – it’s always a brilliant showcase of generosity and open-hearts. It is also a VITAL day for us to stock our pantry with up to 6 months of nappies, formula, and other essential items. This year, we know it will look a little different with no opportunity to gather together to mark the moment on the 18th of July, so we’re extending it into MANDELA MONTH! And where we usually fill 67 square meters outside our Babies Home, we’re going ONLINE this year…

Would you help us FILL 67 (digital) SQUARES in honour of Mandela’s life and legacy? 

You can donate the amount you choose – in kind or cash – and make your mark this Mandela Day! Your donation will fill up the squares below… maybe even fill it a couple of times over!

Companies, individuals, groups, churches, families, friends… you are ALL welcome to participate! Why not challenge your community and those around you to join in and donate too.

In this tough and tenuous season, Mandela Month will make a critical difference for Non Profits like ours. Thank You for choosing to support and show your love!

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Needs List

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  • Paper & Cardboard (A3, A4, coloured and white)
  • Glue sticks
  • Scissors (child and adult)
  • Crayons (jumbo, wax, pencil, twister, chalk)
  • Markers (white board & permanent)
  • Prestik
  • Clear Packaging Tape
  • Laminating Pouches (A3 and A4)
  • A4 and A5 Lined Exercise books
  • Lever Arch Files


  • Vitamins (Gummy Vites, Vitamin C Tablets, Reuterina Drops, Vi-Daylin drops)
  • Baby Shampoo (Elizabeth Annes)
  • Epimax Baby Cream
  • Blue Seal Vaseline & lotions
  • Baby Cereal (rice cereal, flavoured)
  • Formula (Nan 1 & 2, Lactogen 1 & 2)
  • Nappies (sizes 0-4)
  • Wet wipes
  • Toilet Paper & Tissues
  • Cleaning Products (Washing powder, dishwashing liquid, etc)


  • Starch Staples (Samp, Pap, Rice, Pasta, Maltabella)
  • Sugar & salt
  • Cereals (Cornflakes, Weetbix, Oats etc)
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Soup Packets
  • Cooking Oil
  • Canned Goods (Tomato and Onions, Mixed Veg, Baked Beans, Sweetcorn, Tuna, Pilchards)
  • Long Life Milk
  • Biscuits
  • Rubbish Bags
  • General Toiletries (toothpaste, lotion, soap, etc)


  • Hand Sanitiser
  • Surface Sanitiser
  • Anti-Bacterial Wipes
  • Mops
  • Gloves
  • Face Shields
  • Kiddies Shield Hats
  • No-Touch Thermometers
  • Hand Soap
  • Paper towels
  • PPE Aprons