Parker celebrated Nelson Mandela International Day by giving back to the community

South Africa, 22. July 2019Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, contributed time and goods to the local community in Tembisa in support of the 10th annually-celebrated Nelson Mandela International Day.

 

On Nelson Mandela International Day, thousands of South Africans head out to spend their 67 minutes in commemoration of the late former president Nelson Mandela's birthday.

 

Mandela would have turned 101 on July 18. Former president Jacob Zuma introduced the initiative in 2009 to celebrate Mandela’s birthday by encouraging others to do an act of kindness and for the public to get more involved with charitable organisations.

 

On Thursday 18 July, Parker Hannifin Sales Company South Africa visited Kids Haven (a non-project organization based in Benoni) with volunteers who spent some quality time with the children. Volunteers also assisted with covering the children’s school books.

 

On Saturday 20 July, Parker Hannifin Sales Company South Africa visited the Harriers Running Club, located in the nearby Tembisa township area, and donated 67 blankets to children, parents and grandparents who need a warm blanket. Volunteers spent some quality time with the children, their parents and close family, and assisted with cleaning the surrounding area.

 

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