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What is Casual Day?

Casual Day, which is observed on the first Friday of September each year, is the foremost fundraising and disability-awareness campaign in South Africa. It is a day when you can dress differently when you go to work or school, as long as you wear the official Casual Day sticker to indicate your support for persons with disabilities.

Since its inception twenty years ago, Casual Day, which is managed by The National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in SA (NCPPDSA), has raised millions for distribution to organisations of and for persons with disabilities. However, Casual Day raises more than just money—it raises awareness about persons with disabilities, opportunities for corporate comradeship, community support and the participation of organisations of disabled persons.

When is Casual Day?

This year, Casual Day, which will celebrate 23 years of existence, will be observed on Friday 1 September 2017 with the theme "Celebrate diversity with persons with disabilities"

Casual Day is all about diversity

Casual Day is a project centred around inclusion and equity for persons with disabilities.

A key goal of Casual Day is to build a society that not only embraces diversity but actively celebrates it. The constitution of South Africa enshrines the rights of all people in our country and affirms the democratic values of human dignity, equality and freedom.

The NCPD hopes that able-bodied and disabled South Africans acknowledge and fully engage with each other, not just for a day but on an on-going daily basis creating a culture of respect and appreciation for persons with disabilities.

This year we challenge South Africans from all walks of life to celebrate our differences and embrace each other for our uniqueness and significance. By buying your Casual Day sticker you are part of a puzzle of thousands of active South African citizens committed to the empowerment and upliftment of persons with disabilities.

Our colour for 2017 is a vibrant, grassy green—the colour of new life, renewal, vitality and harmony. Fresh green is also associated with Springtime which is when the big event happens.

What to wear with your Casual Day sticker?

If it’s gorgeous or if it’s growing or glowing as long as it’s green and makes the world know who you are! Dress to show off your uniqueness and give it a go in something fresh and green!

Remember that your most important accessory on Casual Day is your STICKER – available this year in 5 bright puzzle pieces.

What will the money be used for?

Casual Day is a fundraising campaign. Funds raised will benefits the following national organisations of and for people with disabilities:

  • South African National Council for the Blind
  • South African National Deaf Association (SANDA)
  • QuadPara Association of South Africa
  • Zodwa Special School
  • Prinshof Special School
  • Rekgonne Bapo Special School
  • Woodside Sanctuary

We encourage you to join us. So dress up or down, funny or fancy. Wear anything as long as you wear the official Casual Day sticker. SHOW YOU CARE WITH WHAT YOU WEAR!

The cost of a Casual Day sticker is R10, and may be obtained from the following stores:

  • Edgars
  • Edgars Active
  • CNA
  • Boardmans
  • Jet
  • JetMart
  • Red Square
  • Toys R Us
  • Game
  • Dion Wired
  • Babies R Us
  • Checkers
  • Shoprite

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