Thank you for supporting this campaign!
APD Free State has launched its Toiletries Campaign in support of men and woman living with disabilities.
Toiletries are an essential part of life. People with disabilities feel a sense of pride and dignity when they have their own toiletries.
We are campaigning for the following unused items:
– Roll-on deodorant
– Body lotion
– Bar soap
Please support this worthy cause by contacting us during office hours. Your fine gesture will mean more to us than you can ever imagine!
Attie van der Merwe
051 430 2883
Standing Side By Side For Equality With Mickey Mouse
Update your calendars! Casual Day, South Africa’s favourite fundraising and awareness campaign for Persons with Disabilities has moved to 3 December 2020.
In order to mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic and to stand in solidarity with International Day for Persons with Disabilities, supporters can look forward to a Casual Day that may be a little bit different, but with renewed focus and an even greater impact.
Nothing we do on our own can ever be as valuable as the things we do together; and therefore the owner of the Casual Day Project, the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD), is ecstatic to announce that this year we are collaborating with Disney Africa’s Mickey and Friends Stay True 2020 campaign to amplify our call to provide further opportunity, mobilise sustainable change and promote the full inclusion of Persons with Disabilities!
The Casual Day theme for 2020 is SIDE BY SIDE FOR EQUALITY and this year twinning is winning! To participate everyone is invited to pair their fun outfits with family at home, their bestie, their co-workers, partners, and the people who’ve got their back.
Share your Casual Day pics and videos via the Casual Day social media channels using the hashtags #CasualDay #MickeyStayTrue #SidebySide and don’t forget your ever important Casual Day Sticker in order to join in the fun!
The campaign’s colour for the year is True Blue so be sure to support Casual Day by ordering your supporter merchandise in this happy hue, including Golf Shirts, Bucket Hats, Caps and Facemasks made by women with Disabilities.
As we celebrate the things that bring us together, even with social distance in place, we encourage all South Africans big and small to stand with us SIDE BY SIDE FOR EQUALITY on Thursday 3 December for Casual Day.
A beautiful lesson in hope
I spotted this lonely flower on the premises of APD. Growing in an inhospitable environment in the parking lot between stone and rock, it stood beautifully tall with its face set to the sun.
It reminded me of hope - a powerful and resilient quality giving us the ability to emerge from difficulties in our lives and enabling us to stand tall with our smiling faces to the sun.
It's this quality of hope that keeps us pushing forward despite the challenges we face at APD. We hope that things will always get better. We hope that people will open their hearts and pockets to support us. And we hope that together we can make a real difference in the lives of those with disabilities.
Yes, hope will continue to give us the determination to care for those we love dearly.
What do we do?
The Association of & for Persons with Disabilities (APD) is a non-governmental, registered non-profit organisation with a footprint throughout South Africa with nine Provincial Associations for Persons with Disabilities (APDs) – with numerous projects and branches serving persons with disabilities at grass root level.
We deliver services mainly to persons with physical and multiple disabilities.