Nelson Mandela dedicated his entire life to helping others. MTV Act has put together a list of four ways you can honor this great man and continue the legacy he lived during his life.
Do you have 67 minutes to spare for a good cause? In less time than it takes to watch a movie, you can be out helping another. For Nelson Mandela Day, people are asked to spend 67 minutes doing a good deed (because Mandela spent 67 of his 95 years in public service). Now that he’s passed, people are doing the 67 minutes campaign again.
+ Children’s Fund
The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund was established in 1995, and it’s about protecting children, particularly African children, from things like abuse, hunger and homelessness. There’s also the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital, which Mandela said would be a “credible demonstration of the commitment of African leaders to place the rights of children at the forefront.” You can support the fund by donating.
+ Support the Fight Against HIV/AIDS
Mandela was a longtime HIV/AIDS activist who lost his own son to AIDS. There are a number of orgs you can get involved with, and one that’s really on the forefront of action is (RED). Check out their website for ways to get involved, and you can also learn more about the facts about HIV/AIDS and how to protect yourself.
+ Share Quotes & Pics
We’ve put together an article full of great quotes and pics from Nelson Mandela. You can share the whole article on social media, or also pick fave quotes or pics to share. Odds are the more you know about Nelson Mandela, the more you’ll be inspired by him.
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