Overstrand Municipality sold 770 Casual Day stickers in support of the Overstrand Association for Persons with Disabilities (OAPD) to employees. An additional R1 364 was raised from an incredibly generous donation from Pick ‘n Pay Hermanus, private individuals and supporting municipal officials.
Any disability can be devastating and touch any one of us in an instant. R10 is a small donation to make, especially if you know it will really make a difference. If nobody reaches out, nobody can be touched. BE the person who reaches out!
Departments within the Municipality challenged one another to help raise much-needed funds to care for 174 people who live with disabilities in Hawston, Zwelihle and Mount Pleasant. Due to financial constraints the continuous existence of OAPD is threatened and your help is needed to raise the necessary funds to keep them operational.
The private sector also bought stickers from OM and showed great community spirit by supporting this worthy cause.
Overstrand Municipality would like to thank everyone who bought a sticker from us for their massive support for this project – contributing to the continued existence of OAPD and the difference they make in the lives of those people who live with disabilities, but have special needs as well as dreams as do most of us!
Overstrand Municipality’s Director of Management Services, Desireé Arrison (second right), handing over the amount of R8 784 to Farren Gillion (far left) and Rosina McClean from Overstrand Association for Persons with Disabilities (OAPD). With them is Anandi Rust, who helped to raise awareness for Casual Day within the municipality.