Mauser Packaging Solutions Reconditioning employees in South Africa recognized Mandela Day on July 18 by making donations to local children’s homes. Employees from the Durban facility delivered a donation of food, blankets, and toiletries to St. Vincent Children’s Home while the Johannesburg site made a similar donation to Bulamahla Children’s Home in Thabisa. Due to COVID-19 precautions, employees were restricted from interacting with the children living in these homes but the donated supplies enable the homes to continue providing necessary care.
What is Mandela Day?
In November 2009, the United Nations declared July 18 as Nelson Mandela Day to honor the legacy of the former South African president and his values. Since 2009, South Africans participate in activities bettering society for at least 67 minutes every July 18. Sixty-seven is the number of years Mandela spent in community service – first as a human rights lawyer, then 27 years a political prisoner, and finally as the first democratically-elected president of South Africa.