Mandela Day is a celebration of the legacy of South Africa’s former President Nelson Mandela on his birthday, July 18. Mandela Day was envisioned as a day for all of us to honour Mr. Mandela’s extraordinary work and make a difference through service to our own communities. Following Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday in June 2008, it was decided to celebrate Mr. Mandela’s birthday each year with a day dedicated to his life’s work.
Every year, on Mandela Day, people around the world are asked by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to do just that. By devoting 67 minutes of their time – one minute for every year of Mr. Mandela’s public service – people can make a small gesture of solidarity with humanity and a step towards a global movement for good. Although the 67 minutes call is symbolic, people are urged to become involved in good works on an ongoing basis, thereby helping to create a movement for good.
This year Outreach Unlimited teamed up with the Actonville police station, Healing Word Evangelistic Ministry, and Church of the Way to treat 150 kids with hot dogs, sweets, chips, cold drinks and fruits. An educational video was show to the children and they were taken on a tour to see the facilities at the police station.
Some of the members joined together and gave the Charge Office a spring-clean.
All honour and glory to God.