Tomorrow is Nelson Mandela’s 92nd birthday, but it is MUCH more than that too…
It is also the 2nd Annual: ‘Nelson Mandela International Day’ – The guy has done so much for my country (South Africa) and so much to unite the world, that the United Nations General Assembly declared July 18 Nelson Mandela International Day in recognition of the former South African president’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom world wide.
What can you do? Well 2 simple things, the first is, spend just 67 minutes doing something good for your local community tomorrow on Mandela Day. This is to signify the 67 YEARS Mandela spent fighting for Social Justice. It doesn’t matter where in the world you live, try and spend just 1 minute per year that Mandela spent, helping out tomorrow!
For more information, please visit his website: http://nelsonmandela.org.za/
Post a comment and I will Donate an Additional 100Rands
Then 2nd thing is to spread the word about Mandela Day, and you can do so in part by sharing this post. Please post a comment of your support below and I will donate an additional 100Rand to Nelson Mandela’s foundation ($13.70). Once you have posted your comment, please share this post. For every person that posts a comment on this thread by Monday I will donate an additional 100Rand. This means that even if you personally can’t afford to donate, I will do it for you, as a direct result of your action (Taking a minute to post a comment of support for the great man).
So please place your comment below and then share this link on Twitter, Facebook, with your lists and friends, tell them to come here, read the message and post a comment! (link: https://www.colinklinkert.com/nelson-mandela-day/)
This is one of those rare times where I will feel GREAT about getting hurt in the pocket, so please spread the word. Thank You!
Update: I just donated 1,800 Rands (approximately $250 USD). Check this out:
Thanks a lot of your participation and support!
Please Post your Comments Guys, on how your plan to make a difference, or simply words of encouragement!
Nelson Mandela is an amazing human being. He has inspired millions of people worldwide and made the world a better place. Thanks for everything Nelson…Happy Birthday to you!
Good thing you are doing here man! Nice way of showing your appreciation.
It will be hard to find something tomorrow actually as you are coming to visit, but I’ll do my best 🙂 We help out at the dog shelter here though, so not exactly for humanity but good for the this part of the world anyway!
Hi Jason! Thanks mate for the touching post, thats another 100 donation
Looking forward to catching up tomorrow! 🙂 Early morning flight though and don’t get there till evening. Will see if i can do something to help someone at the airport. Looking forward to that beer! 😛
Mr. Mandela is truly a great humanitarian and wonderful person. May God bless his efforts and multiply them.
Thank You Hal. There is another 100Rand Donation, please help spread the word, I’m happy to keep donating on behalf of my readers! Thanks for the support!
Talk of a man’s life with purpose! The more you live your purpose, the longer you live. The more you slave in cyclic 9 to 5 – ??
Peter, thanks for contributing!
I was lucky enough to Meet Mr. Mandela (Madiba as he is known) when I was younger. He has an amazing and inspiring story. Not sure if you got a chance to see Invictus yet, but I think that is quite true to how it was.
Well it been over 40 years when I worked in a retail store by the name of Dunnes Stores in Dublin, We as worker’s where the first employees to put a boycott of fresh friuts, and other products, from South Africa. This was the beginning of many actions against then the South Afican governments, and the begining of the Anti-Apartheid movement in Ireland, which then spread around the world, quite quickly !
Thanks for your last visit to Ireland in 2000, where your received a awarded honorary Doctorate of Laws in Trinity College, Dublin. It was great seening you again visiting Ireland, and I hope you make another trip to see where it all happened for the better good of you and your people in South Africa…
Long may you live Nelson Mandela, and a happy Birthday to you !
What great memories !
I have to say, South Africa, and the people of South Africa,put on a great show for the World cup !
Ed – Wow, that is very interesting and thanks for the great shout to get the word out!
I remember the marches through the cities like Dublin and London that followed, shouting “Free Mandela” – Inspiring stuff.
Madiba (African nickname for Mr. Mandela, meaning ‘our father’) Used to be a prince of his tribe and was also a boxer as well as a rugby player!
Thanks for also mentioning the world cup. It seemed to have gone very well. Regarding Mandela getting to Dublin again, I have heard that he is very frail now and is unable to leave the house much 🙁
Nelson Mandela is a great inspirational person, and it’s a pity that certain goverments of power and might around the world, would not follow what he represents, in fairness for humanity peace and prosperity to all….
Lets send Nelson Mandela, best wishes and speedy improvement to his health !
Colin, you are an inspiration and a credit to the internet marketing world. I still remember the day Nelson Mandela walked out of prison a free man. There were many moist eyes and much joy here in the States that day. Nelson Mandela is a great and humble man and history will be very kind to this gentle man who suffered greatly to help his people.
i hope there more people like him especially in my country (Philippines).we really need more people like.
Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this.
Happy Birthday ! Dear Mr. Nelson Mandela. …… and sincerely wishing you many more to come.
Well., you learn something every day! I am from Australia and I am sorry but I did not know of Mandela International day. He IS a great man, and I should never forget today, his special day, as it is my birthday today. He does deserve to have a day where all can remember what great things he has done, and what he has been through.
Richard, Thank you very much for your comments and sending out inspiration about Mr. Mandela! I remember the big event when he walked out as well. Your support is much appreciated. 🙂
Happy birthday! I hope you are having a wonderful day. It is only the 2nd annual Mandela Day, so I think it will catch on in time.
Best wishes to you on your special day and thanks for taking the time to comment! 🙂
Good on you. 🙂 Great to see you are supporting the Nelson Mandela’s foundation. 🙂
P.S. – I will re-tweet this… and ask them to comment here as well.
Thanks mate for the comments and the retweet! Another 100Rands for the donation pot. Hope we can get it higher by Monday
I sincerely hope Colin ,that many more Nelson Mandela’s are born into the world, we really need people in this day and age who are not afraid to stand up and fight with a wise head on young shoulders! Happy Birthday Mr Mandela.
What a wonderful thing you are doing in honor of a truly great man. His life’s work will continue to be a beacon of light in the wilderness for many generations to come.
Hey Colin! Glad to be a contributor to this.
Here’s a quote I’d like to leave you and your readers with:
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
— Nelson Mandela
Happy Birthday, Mr. Mandela; and a happy day to you, Colin. Thanks for making me aware of this and for increasing the donations. I’m creating a company to put at least 1000 Veterans of Foreign Wars into their own companies with no upfront costs from them. Each one starts as the operator; then, in five years or less, each one becomes full owner. I challenge others to find a way to help the heroes of their own countries instead of shunning them and blaming them for being honorable protectors and servants to their own citizenry. They deserve more!
Hello Colin –
This is really GREAT of you to start this donation to support the foundation of such a fantastic Personality as Mr. Nelson Mandela……please remember to include Happy Birthday wishes from
everyone who is taking part in this.
Thank You…..I am happy to be part of this.
Thank you for taking part and adding another 100rands! Hope you have had a great weekend so far
Aurelius, Thanks for the quote mate. A powerful quote from the man himself.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
– Nelson Mandela”
Wow Jim, sounds like you are getting out and doing great things, well done and thank you for your post here today! Have a great weekend
Thank you very much for being part of the drive to spread the word. That is another 100rand donated!
So far that is 16 additional comments making 1600 additional rand to be donated! Keep commenting and I will keep donating on your behalf!
Thanks For your support on Mandela Day!
The good works that Nelson Mandela shared to this world is undeniable. I am willing to make as many comments as possible to support the foundation of this great person. I hope everyone will continue to do good works not just on Mandela’s Day!
@Colin – Fantastic idea….appreciate your donation. Have always respected Nelson Mandela!
Thank you very much for the great, kind and strong words… Lets try and do good every day.
Thank you for your comment 🙂 Donation put now up to 1800rands
Well Done to EVERYONE that commented 🙂 You each increase the donation but 100Rands simply taking a minute to post something positive about Mr. Mandela.
Thank you once again
Thanks to everyone for contributing! That was a great idea Colin… 😉