Make an even bigger difference this Mandela Day

July 8, 2021
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COVID-19 has hit every economy around the world, causing new social and economic challenges and exacerbating old ones.

The Mandela Day initiative is calling on the countless people inspired by Nelson Mandela’s example to be socially active citizens in their community – individually or as part of one of the millions of groups getting together to deliver food parcels, make masks and protective gear, teach online or, perhaps most impactful of all – donate and fundraise towards these efforts.

GivenGain and Mandela Day 2021

The essence of Mandela Day is to take action and create change in honour of Nelson Mandela, who inspired millions of people from all races and walks of life globally with his open-hearted concern for people and their needs.

In 2020, almost 120,000 donations were made via our platform to charities in 50 countries. In addition, many individuals raised funds through virtual mass participation events on GivenGain in 17 countries, including a virtual Sanlam Cape Town Marathon and Comrades Ultra Marathon in South Africa.

Organised private philanthropy can change the world. GivenGain is for everyone wanting to raise money for their favourite causes, regardless of national borders. Our mission is to provide donors, charities, fundraisers and events with the tools to make a difference.

So, what can you do?

On Mandela Day 2021, raise money for your favourite cause on GivenGain. If you’re not sure which to support, a great one to contribute to is the official Each1Feed1 campaign of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

Next, visit the official Mandela Day website at to view more information and download visual resources for e-mailers and social media.

Whether you’re a charity, a company, a fundraiser or a donor, you are warmly invited to use the Mandela Day 2021 fundraising page on GivenGain to donate. In 2020, generous people like you raised almost R400,000 via GivenGain for Mandela Day!

Gaming for Good

With COVID-19 still spreading around the world and countries including South Africa still under lockdown, it is becoming increasingly popular to live stream an activity online – whether playing an online game or hosting a cooking show – and many gaming streamers are starting to do so for charity.

With this great new fundraising direction in mind, GivenGain is challenging all live streamers to livestream and #GameForGood for your favourite charity this Mandela Day. To get started, simply visit the official #GameForGood page.

How to fundraise or donate for Mandela Day

  • 1. Visit the Mandela Day fundraising page to create your fundraising page for your favourite charity*.
  • 2. Share your new project link with friends, family, teammates, colleagues — anyone who will support your project by donating!
  • 3. To just donate to a charity on GivenGain (and not fundraise), simply use the Search option on GivenGain ( to find your charity* and click on the donate button on their profile.

*Your favourite charity not yet listed on GivenGain? Get in touch with us at to and we’ll help register it for free.