Last week was Nelson Mandela‘s 94th birthday. Over the last few years, a movement has developed around this day, where South Africans are called to commemorate this great man’s devotion to our country’s freedom by devoting 67 minutes of their time on that day to doing something good for their community.
Julie Gibson, who manages the production side of things at Skinny laMinx, gives a lot more of her time on a regular basis, to a charity called Sosebenza Sonke, which helps Sosebenza Public Primary School in Khayelitsha to improve their resources – helping the school to build a library, assisting with literacy growth, etc.
Recently, Julie and her charity had managed to source new school jerseys and school shoes for the grades 1-4 kids, and they chose Mandela Day to hand these out.
Jess Suter, who manages our shop, decided to jump on board and pitch in with a donation from Skinny laMinx, so she filled up 90 of our pencil cases with wax crayons and lollipops, which also got handed out to the delighted kids.
Jess’s brother, the talented photographer, James Suter, accompanied Julie to the school and took these gorgeous pics.
I feel so proud to work with such fabulous, generous, energetic people. Go, Team Skinny!
All pics copyright James Suter.