Casual Day 2009 is here!
Stellenbosch University (SU) will be celebrating Casual Day this year on Friday 4 September 2009. Matie Community Service and the Wellness component of the Human Resources Division will coordinate the event.
The Stellenbosch Work Centre for Adult Persons with a Disability is once again our partner organization as in the past.
The Stellenbosch Work Centre provides a work rehabilitation program as well as a social integration program on a daily basis to 45 persons with a disability in the broader Stellenbosch.
Casual Day, always the first Friday of September, is the biggest fundraising and awareness creating project for persons with a disability. It is the day on which all people in South Africa are requested to dress up or down – anything other than usual – it can be other than to dress casual, formal or just funny when they go to work. Every person who participates must wear the official Casual Day sticker indicating that they are dressed differently in support of and to benefit persons with disabilities in South Africa. The theme for 2009 is Sport with the slogan: Join the team! You can dress as you may, Just remember your sticker…….. it’s Casual Day.
Like in the past, the university department/division and residence that sells the most tickets will be eligible for magnificent prizes. Last year SU departments and residences raised R10, 000 for Casual Day. The division and residence that sold the most tickets was the Finance Division and Lydia respectively.
There will also again be a Best Dressed Competition for university departments/divisions and individuals, with great prizes for the winners. Last year four departments participated in the Best Dressed competition and Sydney February (JS Gericke Library) won the individual best dressed prize!
The prize of the Casual Day sticker is R10.00. R4.00 of the price of each sticker will be donated to the Stellenbosch Work Centre. The remaining R6.00 goes to the six National Bodies rendering services to persons with a disability throughout South Africa.