Mandela Day – Potchefstroom Libraries

Mandela Day – The Library cares

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived.  It is what difference we have made to the lives of others…” and “It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it”: 2 Famous quotes by Nelson Mandela

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In honour of Mandela’s legacy, the Library decided to make the paediatric ward in the Potchefstroom Hospital a better place.  Some staff members gave their time and painted a mural in a baby room and provided new curtains.

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Soft toys and blankets were also donated to children and educational toys were provided for the learning room.  Twenty gift bags with toiletries and a warm scarf were given to the mothers of the sick children.  With a caring gesture, one staff member crocheted all the face cloths and by doing this, gave 20 hours of her time.

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The donations by library staff were so generous, that the Library was able to visit two crèches in Promosa and also donate some toys and toiletries.

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