|2024 Date||5 May 2024|
Slipper Day in 2024
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Slipper Day is aimed at raising awareness and funds for vulnerable and disadvantaged children. Participants wearing slippers or brightly coloured socks work together to generate public consciousness for this cause. In South Africa, it has become a popular and impactful annual initiative led by Reach for a Dream Foundation, a non-profit organization that works tirelessly to fulfill the dreams of children fighting life-threatening illnesses and uplift their spirits during the toughest times of their lives.
The concept of Slipper Day was inspired by an international movement, which started in 1991. It gained popularity in South Africa around 2014 to create a local event supporting the Reach for a Dream Foundation. With increased visibility and support from various sectors, individuals, and corporate organizations, Slipper Day continues to grow each year, expanding its reach and impact on the lives of children in need throughout South Africa. Local celebrities, sports teams, and well-known personalities have also joined the cause, donning slippers and lending their voices to make an impactful difference.
To observe Slipper Day in South Africa, participants purchase a Slipper Day wristband from participating retail outlets or online platforms for a nominal fee, which goes directly to the Reach for a Dream Foundation. Wristband holders wear their slippers or colourful socks to work, school, or public places on a designated day, creating visible support and awareness for the cause. The South African Slipper Day is usually held in May.
Date shown for 2024 is estimated as the official date has not been finalized.
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Slipper Day References and Related Sitesreachforadream.org.za: Slipper Day 2022 www.unicef.org: African Children Facts 2021 www.unicef.org: Childhood Diseases In South Africa