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 R370 000 000 since 1995 (including the record R31 million raised in 2018). Casual Day is a widely celebrated national campaign that occurs annually – this year, join us on 3 December 2020 which is also International Day of Persons with Disabilities!
The public’s contribution of R20 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 2020 theme is Side by Side for Equality (more here).
We are blessed to be supported by the generous South African public, over 800 companies, 400+ NGOs and approximately 200 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 beneficiary organisations providing training, skills development, 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).