As the NCPD’s flagship awareness and fundraising project, Casual Day has grown into the most prominent and successful social advocacy campaign in South African history, having raised R334 500 000 since 1995 (including the record R31 million raised in 2018). Casual Day is a widely celebrated national campaign that occurs annually on the first Friday of September – this year, join us on 6 September 2019!
The public’s contribution of R10 for a Casual Day sticker entitles them to express their individual interpretation of the annual theme through their outfits, which also allows them to show their support for the full inclusion and equity of persons with disabilities. The 2019 theme is Time to Shine with Persons with Disabilities.
We are blessed to be supported by the generous South African public, over 4 000 businesses, 400+ NGOs and approximately 500 schools that consistently renew their participation every year. The proceeds of Casual Day are channeled to disability schools, homes, places of care and employment through our national beneficiary organisations providing training, assistive devices and advocacy services to persons with disabilities from small towns to large cities all over SA. Casual Day also supports the disability units of 11 universities, the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the South African National Defence Force (SANDF).