Working on Fire does over 100 Acts of Goodwill for Mandela Day
Madiba’s legacy calls on all of us, daily, to make the world a better place. Our belated hero and former president, Tata Nelson Mandela, was passionate about Making a Difference – one of Working on Fire’s core values. Annually on 18 July – our hero’s birthday – we reflect on what has already been done and look forward to what can still be done to improve the lives of everyone living in this beautiful country.
This year, 2018, marks a century since his birth in 1918. As a result, many South Africans committed to celebrating what Madiba stood for under the theme “Be the Legacy”.
Working on Fire decided to celebrate Madiba’s Centenary with “100 Acts of Goodwill” which we launched earlier this month. The initiative seeks to remind other citizens about the power of selflessness, human service, giving and the spirit of Ubuntu – characteristics which Madiba held in high regard.
Working on Fire management members and programme participants eagerly hosted a variety of activities across the country in honour of Nelson Mandela’s legacy. These acts included: encouraging education; helping at elderly centres; lending a helping hand to the homeless; taking care of the environment; caring for the animals; bringing relief to those in need; and many more.
Working on Fire’s employees opened their hearts. They gave of their time and in some cases finances – in order to purchase material, items and groceries donated during these celebrations – in order to Make a Difference in the lives of those in needs.
By 20 July, Working on Fire had already done 119 Acts of Goodwill as part of this initiative with few more Acts of Goodwill scheduled throughout the remainder of July.
Be encouraged with write-ups and pictures of our “100 Acts of Goodwill” in our Mandela Special Edition.