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We’re celebrating the daughters of our city tomorrow, by kicking back, taking the day off from varsity and work, and by HOSTING an OPEN MORNING.

We’ll be at The Ranch, 26 Pillans Road in Rondebosch from 8am to 10am on Thursday 9th of August. Come join us for a cup of tea, and to try on a sweater if you like. Heck, even if you already have one, come by and be with us.

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If you’re already busy in the morning, catch us on hectic-9-nine on SABC 2 at 4pm tomorrow afternoon. For all of you who tuned in a few weeks ago hoping to see us and were disappointed, we’re finally going to be on the telly-so don’t miss it!

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Go to our thunderclap page and help us make some noise in cyberspace.

For this to happen we need 93 people to support us by 12pm tomorrow (Women’s Day). So get clicking and share it with your friends!

 

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How do fashion, good causes and great coffee combine?

 

“ROCK ME AGAIN No 5, the annual creative recycled fashion initiative launched by Capsule Projects in association with Jameson way back in 2007, is kicking off the 5th edition with an old-garment-collection program this Friday through selected vida stores in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. Stay tuned for further info, or follow the project’s progress on twitter @capsuleprojects”

 

 

While the competition to design a clothing receptacle is closed, you still have an important role to play.

Give Your Clothes.

Let a group of fashion designers loose on them with a pair of scissors and some thread. From this Friday, you can drop your garb off at the Vida e Cafe’s in Kloof st, Prestwich st and at the Boulevard in CT. Any clothes that don’t get upcycled (and photographed for an online exhibition in September ’12), will be given to a charity organisation.

Follow the action on facebook, here.

 

 

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Moonlight Mass 8.1 is this week.

The lunar cycle event is for anyone passionate about cycling, for the real benefits. (This is not your average hipster ‘beanie and vest’  event). Every month (at full moon), scores of cyclists gather for a night-time cycle through the streets of Cape Town, ending at Greenmarket Square for a beer. While there’s no doubt that fun is to be had, the event also serves an important role in creating awareness for cyclists on the city’s roads, and their safety.

To take part, show up at nine – under the Greenpoint turning circle. The event on facebook.

Levi’s has organised a mass ride to moonlight mass, stopping in at a few well-known spots around town for a bite or a beer.

 

Also, if you’re on twitter, you’ll be sure to want to get in on #moonlightmass

 

Over 100 million physically disabled children in the developing world could be cured through surgery.

Of course, for most of these children affording such surgery was never an option. That was until 1998, when BEIT CURE opened it’s first Cure hospital in Kenya. Since then, CURE has seen over 1.6 million patients, provided over 128,000 life-changing surgeries, and trained over 5,200 medical professionals.

CURE works on a one-for-one basis. The hospital in Malawi, for example, runs as non-profit but provides private-quality orthopeadic operations for adults at private medical costs. Because no profit is taken, the extra money is used to pay for the operations of children needing surgery for repair of clubbed feet, bow legs, cleft lips and untreated burns.

To read more about this incredible organisation, have a squiz at their website.

 

As you may be aware Suns and Daughters is also a one-for-one project and we’re trying to find more ways to integrate responsible living and conscious consumerism into our lives. Every time we eat, who can we feed? When we learn, who can we teach? When we buy something, who else benefits? And now, when we undergo medical treatment, who can be enabled?

Thinking in a one-for-one manner has the potential to change lives.

A few weeks ago we posted about our new friend, Nicola Soekoe, who is raising funds to send her friend Ntsiki to a great high school. We love her enthusiasm and her eye seeing the loopholes in society that can unravel social borders and inequality. If you’d like to see just how Nicola plans to create awareness for her fundraising, see her blog, right here. Through a charity that she has founded, With Love from the World, Nicola plans to help even more children get a good education one day through linking global sponsors with suitable youngsters.

The great news is that Nicola is throwing a party. And you want to be there. The line up includes incredible artists like Matthew Mole and is called the “i am” party. The facebook event. Tickets cost just R40 and the event will be hosted at Zula sound bar.

Join us. Hey, wear your S&D sweater or tee if you like. And party for a cause.

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Happy 94th to Nelson Mandela!

If you missed out on your opportunity to give 67 minutes today, (or even if you participated), don’t forget that there are charities and causes in Cape Town that will open their doors to volunteers on the other 364 days of the year!

For a list of places to volunteer in Cape Town, click here.

Keep an eye out for our winter 2012 range photographs – they’ll be up soon, and if you frequent the Armoury in Woodstock or Woodstock Cycleworks, you might just recognise our models…

Heard of ‘Slacktivism’?

Thanks to all the hosts and guests of our Anniversary One for One month, we were able to donate 8 and a half kilograms of dry pasta and 22 jars/ jars of pasta sauces to the Haven Night Shelter in Cavendish. We’re sure that the residents enjoyed their pasta just as much as we all did.

If you’re not sure why S&D is giving away food, look back in time for our One for One dinners month, when we campaigned for volunteers to host a simple pasta meal at home – charging dry pasta goods as entrance fee, so that the same meal could be replicated in a shelter somewhere. If you’d like to know more about hosting your own one for one event, click on the tab up above.

 

one for one. it’s a way of life.