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670 Kids Mandela Day with OtteryCAN!

670 Kids Mandela Day with OtteryCAN!

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Helping our kids stay cosy during Corona winter #MandelaDay

Mandela Day is a reminder about the importance of kindness and caring for others. It’s an opportunity to set aside politics for a day and to and honour our great leader - as well as the children of our nation.

A lot of our children are not dressed for the chill of the Cape Winter! They’re threadbare and barefoot. What with COVID-19, we can’t afford for our kids to get sick!

We are teaming up with our community Sop Momma’s to serve a special Mandela Day lunch for the children. Our wish is to give each child a blanket or a pair of slippers this Mandela Day. Plus a tasty meal to warm their tummies. 

Help us to give winter woolies to 670 children

Our audacious goal is to raise enough money to buy enough blankets and slippers for 670 children! These are to be distributed among those in need on Mandela Day and the month of July.

You can help!

  1. Give to this crowdfunding campaign to buy blankets and slippers
  2. Donate to our #LollasKitchen campaign to keep our soup kitchens in ingredients
  3. Gift gently worn children’s clothing to our winter warmer drive

Join OtteryCAN! to keep our children warm through Winter COVID-19.

Thanks and God bless,

Lauren, Tracy and the Sop Mommas


Read more: 


  • Jul 18, 2020 - USD $ 8.04
  • "Thank you for what you're doing" - Anonymous

  • Jul 03, 2020 - R 5 000.00
  • "Hi hope our tenth contribution can make a difference to at least 67 children at this time. Thank you for the great work you are doing in Ottery and thanks for caring." - Balwin Foundation

  • Jul 03, 2020 - USD $ 29.55
  • "Lauren you are a super star!" - Sarah Meder

  • Jul 02, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Hope this little donation goes a long way." - Marcus Rance

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Donations to date

R 6 134.00

Fundraising target

R 50 000.00

Ottery Community Action Network (CAN) Cause

Ottery Community Action Network (CAN) Cause Logo

My name is Lauren. Ottery is my home. Struck by the real impact of lockdown on the underprivileged people in our community, my employer and I started the Ottery Community Action Network (CAN).

The impact of lockdown on the people who live here has been crippling. They have a roof over their heads, but no money to buy food and amenities. Isolation here is near-impossible, what with 4 – 12 people sharing a flat. My heart goes out to the kids here that get a meal from the soup kitchen but when they go home there’s nothing to eat. Ours is a community struggling for survival.

OtteryCAN! acts as the go-between the public and Ottery families, campaigning for food parcels, vouchers and prepaid electricity. We also coordinate 10 soup kitchens operating in the area.

Please support me to get my community through this crisis. Help a family. #OtteryCAN!