To celebrate Nelson Mandela’s centenary birthday on July 18, West Pack Lifestyle and Caxton Local Media are planning something extra special and we need your help. Nelson Mandela Day falls on the same day as the retail group’s 10th birthday.
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The Nelson Mandela Foundation called on all South Africans to reflect on SAs past, engage in the present and imagine the future where all children have access to important educational tools, such as books. West Pack Lifestyle will donate 10 000 books to be shared among 10 charities. The charities will be vetted and chosen by Caxton’s community editors.
Each of the chosen charities will receive new books from West Pack Lifestyle and its partner, Butterfly Stationery, on July 18.
Caxton Local Media and West Pack Lifestyle want to do more with you.
Community members are encouraged to help celebrate Mandela’s legacy by contributing to this initiative and donating any books, new or previously loved.
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Should community members match or exceed West Pack Lifestyle’s 10 000 book donation, the retail group will spread the love and donate to more charities in need across SA.
If you know a charity or school in need tell us about them.
You can send a letter to our editor or connect with Caxton and West Pack Lifestyle on Facebook to have your nomination heard.
Community members can also drop off their donations at any West Pack Lifestyle or West Pack Express store in SA.
Donations are to be dropped off by no later than July 18.
A full list of store locations can be found on www.westpacklifestyle.co.za