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Mandela Day - It's In Our Hands Now

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67 minutes of your time please
Take Action. Inspire Change. Be the change you want to see in your community.

Plant a tree, give back, live a life that you are proud of.

Mandela Day - giving back to your community
67 years of service, can you give 67 minutes of your time?

Nelson Mandela gave 67 years of his life to his community and inspired change for the better in countless ways and he did so with great faith, hope and dignity.

Now it's our turn. It's in our hands and we can be the hope and light for future generations. Pledge 67 minutes of your time this Saturday 19th July and plant a tree with members of your community.

Register your pledge to take part here.

The meeting point is the Moorooka Bowls Club, Koala Rd, Moorooka, this Saturday 19th July anytime from 8am - 6pm.

Mandela Day is an opportunity for African Communities to give back to the Queensland community and they will be out in force planting trees and revegetating parks in the Moorooka area, and anyone and everyone can join them!

In 2009, the UN General Assembly declared 18 July, Nelson Mandela's birthday, as Nelson Mandela International Day. It acknowledges his contribution to the struggle for democracy internationally and the promotion of a culture of peace throughout the world.

On this day, the UN joins a call by the Nelson Mandela Foundation for people everywhere to devote time to helping others, as a way of honouring Nelson Mandela's legacy.

The message behind Mandela Day is simple each individual has the ability and the responsibility to change their world for the better.

If each one of us heeded the call to simply do good every day, we would be living Nelson Mandela's legacy and helping to build a country of our dreams. It is our turn to make a positive difference.

Mandela Day, Brisbane, Give back, Be the change, global movement for good
Nelson Mandela devoted his life to making positive change in his country

Nelson Mandela followed three rules throughout his life, and they can be universal in their application:

Free yourself

Free others, and

Serve everyday.

Mandela Day is a global call to action for citizens of the world to take up the challenge and follow in the formidable footsteps of Madiba, a man who transformed his life, served his country and freed his people. Its objective is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better and in so doing, to build a global movement for good.

The question we must ask ourselves is what we are doing to make the world a better place; what are we doing to make every day a Mandela Day?

Mandela Day belongs to everybody and provides a unique and wonderful opportunity to give a little over an hour of your time to your community. For more information visit the Queensland African Communities Council, or the Mandela Day website.

Mandela Day, Brisbane, Give back, Be the change, global movement for good
Be the change you want to see, it's our responsibility
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Why? Let Mandela's legacy shine on, give 67 minutes of your time back to your community
When: Saturday 19th July 8am - 6pm
Phone: 0450 965 200
Where: Moorooka Bowls Club, Koala Rd, Moorooka Queensland
Cost: free
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