WHAT IS CASUAL DAY?
Casual Day is South Africa’s foremost fundraising campaign for persons with disabilities and is the flagship project of the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in SA (NCPPDSA).
Casual Day has become a firm favourite on the calendar of many of South Africa’s businesses, with some corporate sponsoring stickers for their entire staff complement as a corporate social investment initiative. Approximately 4 500 companies, 100 hundred schools and 400 organizations rendering services to persons with disabilities are participating. It is an excellent opportunity for corporate team building, whilst also making a contribution to one of the country’s most vulnerable sectors of society; persons with disabilities.
Have fun, support and Empower! Creating an inclusive society
Everyone loves Casual Day, the campaign that invites all fun-loving South Africans to dress differently for a day to raise funds and raise awareness of persons with disabilities. Click here to find out more about this year’s theme!
Casual Day is a highlight on the calendar of our 300 participating NGOs, business – big and small, organisations, schools, book clubs, youth groups and South African citizens at large. For 22 years we have reserved the first Fridayin September for going to work dressed in outfits from the fun to the fantastical. This year it’s Friday 2 September 2016. To earn the right to dress up this way, participants make a donation of R10 for the official Casual Day sticker. Not only does Casual Day raise funds, it also raises awareness of opportunities for full inclusion of persons with disabilities into the community.
Why should I participate?
Be part of a group of thousands of South Africans who demonstrate that small actions can make a huge difference. We call it community spirit in action. Besides, it creates camaraderie in the office and brings light relief to the workplace.
When is Casual Day?
This year Casual Day takes place on Friday, 2 September 2016.