At NetFlorist, only through giving are we able to get more than we receive. Our way of life has always been dependent on a person’s ability to give and to love. Whether it’s through the gifts that we deliver or the smiles that we create, South Africa’s largest sameday gift delivery service has always strived to change the world of someone, no matter the occasion! Now, Benny knows exactly what you’re thinking, “Why is he referring to himself in the third person?” and, “Who in heaven’s name is Benny?”
But more importantly, you’re probably thinking, “What’s the best way to honour Nelson Mandela this Mandela Day?” Charity begins at home, and before you could change the world, it is necessary to change the world of one person near you! Whether it’s your neighbour, your friend, a traffic stop officer, a street vendor, or an active job seeker on the side of the road, there are a number of ways to make someone’s day as special as possible.
Give “Just Because…”
Celebrate the life of the man who strived for equality, and gave everything he had when it seemed like he had nothing else to give. Just as love comes in many forms, so does the act of giving. Explore our exceptional variety of gifts from the Bakery, from our plants range, our flowers range, our clothing range, or even our bath and body range. Sometimes, giving nothing more than your time is enough to remind someone special that they matter, just as Nelson Mandela sought to remind us in our struggle.
Is your friend or colleague going through a difficult time? Are they struggling to make ends meet? Do they smile less than they used to? Give them your time and understanding, and even if you have no money for a gift, you have all the time in the world to lend an ear, and a shoulder to cry on. 67 minutes of your time can go a long way to changing someone’s life for the better, even just for a little.
Give to A Stranger
The dreams of Madiba are fully realised when we give people a piece of our heart each day; even if it’s just a stranger! From the security guard whose very presence gives you peace of mind when you enter your home, work, or place of business, to the garbage man who ensures that the place you call your home is kept clean, always. Giving is a natural response of love, and sometimes, love from a stranger can mean more than you’ll ever know!
Volunteering at your nearest orphanage, animal sanctuary, or humanitarian organisation can make the perfect gift idea to fill someone’s world with unsurpassed love and affection. This is the most valuable way to give your time to someone in need. Volunteering may have positive benefits for you, as a person, but more importantly, it will leave an impact on the person or community that you’re serving.
Give A Donation
This Mandela Day, how about donating a gift to a charity organisation of your choice? A donation may come in many forms, including services, experiences, or even goods such as clothing, toys, such as teddy bears, or food. In more extreme cases, a donation may satisfy medical needs such as blood or organs for transplant. Charitable donations of goods or services are also called gifts in kind.
You can either buy clothes online to donate to a person or group in need or you can donate the clothes you already have. You can also go on over to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and support the children of Madiba with either your childhood clothes that no longer fit, or alternatively, if you have children, you can donate old clothes that they’ve outgrown. This Mandela Day, you’re spoilt for choice in the many ways that you can honour “uTata Mandela!”
Be the change that you want to see in the world this Mandela Day. Since Mandela Day takes place during the cold winter season, you can warm more than just their heart by donating old jerseys, hoodies, long-sleeve T-shirts as well as soft blankets. You can donate old winter warmers or buy online from NetFlorist for someone near and dear to you! Delight them with an unsurpassed coffee and tea drinking experience with our delicious winter warmer delights.
On the 18th of July 2019, let a stranger or even a loved one believe in the will of Madiba. From giving money to giving your time, there are many ways to touch their heart. Give back and ensure that you touch lives, change minds and foster an understanding that will echo through time. This Mandela Day, no matter what you choose to do to honour this wonderful man, give just as he did; for only 67 minutes, give with all of your heart!