What We Do

Casual Day is South Africa’s leading fundraising and awareness campaign for Persons with Disabilities and is the flagship project of the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD).

Launched in 1994, Casual Day is an awareness and fundraising campaign benefiting Persons with Disabilities. Each year, South Africans are encouraged to go to work or school dressed differently – either dress up or dress down in the theme – and to wear the official Casual Day sticker and merchandise to show their support for Persons with Disabilities. Click here to find out about this year’s 30th anniversary theme!

The campaign encourages the public to contribute financially through a small donation of R20 for a sticker, and at the same time lobbies for the full inclusion and equity of Persons with Disabilities in South Africa. So, not only does Casual Day raise funds, but it also raises awareness of the challenges and potential of the community in a fun way!

Each year, approximately 800 companies, 200 schools and 600+ NPO organisations and Special Schools take part in Casual Day. Over the past 30 years since Casual Day was launched, the project has raised in excess of R455 483+ million which is distributed among the project’s beneficiaries representing Persons with Disabilities as a part of a diverse society.

This is achieved thanks to the generous support of the South African public, corporates, government organisations, schools and the hard work of our NPO organisations in getting our message, merchandise and sticker sales out there.

Casual Day also supports the disability units of 11 universities, the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), supporting those injured in the line of duty.

Why should I participate?

Be part of a group of thousands of South Africans who demonstrate that small actions can make a huge difference to the lives of Persons with Disabilities. We call it community spirit in action. Casual Day creates camaraderie, raises awareness in the office and brings light relief to the workplace and school.

When is Casual Day?

Casual Day takes place annually on the first Friday in September. This year it takes place on Friday 6 September 2024. Save the date!

Where can I get a sticker?

Stickers will be available from participating NPOs, Companies, Government Departments, Schools, Universities & Colleges and in retail stores including Clicks, Jet, Alpha Pharm, Toys R Us, Babies R Us, JAM Clothing, The Hub and Loot.co.za from June/July 2024.

This year, we once again have a Personalised DIGITAL STICKER available by clicking here, that you can share on social media and get for family and friends.

We also fundraise through our popular supporter merchandise including adult and kiddie’s TShirts (5XS – 6XL), Bucket Hats and Caps – available from participating beneficiaries as well as from our online shop here. Prices can be found in the shop and below:

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