Friday, 06 September 2019 is again Casual Day and the theme this year isTime to Shine with persons with disabilities!

Casual Day is celebrating 25 years of being the country’s biggest fundraising and awareness project for persons with disabilities!

We at the National Institute for the Deaf is once again an active participant and proud supporter of the 2019 Casual Day project.

Please participate in this project and support our organization and persons with disabilities by purchasing your Casual Day sticker!


Request a Change for Change moneybox and fill it with all the small annoying small change that fills your wallet.

Challenge family, friends and colleagues to do the same and see who can fill their box first. When your moneybox is full, take it to NID or pay the amount into the NID bank account.

Your small change can help people with hearing loss to live life to the full.


The NID Schools Project involves schools taking on a fundraising project of their choice in support of NID. Projects may vary from a social day, coin laying, hosting a dance or anything easy that could easily slot into the school’s annual programme.

Schools can also get involved in the NID Change for Change project. The project involves the filling of small Change 4 Change money boxes with all the small and annoying change, which fill our wallets.

This project is however not limited to school participation. Colleges, universities, service organisations or any type of group can also get involved and donate the funds collected from their project to NID as a special gift.

For more information, contact


Raise awareness and funds for NID through your participation in a running event of your choice. Events such as the NID Trail Run, Two Oceans Half Marathon and NID Marathon Tour have created the opportunity for sport enthusiasts with a passion for seeing the lives of others improved, to make a difference in the lives of persons with hearing loss at NID.

This year, NID’s “Run for the Deaf” projects kicked off with the fourth Red vs Blue run which took place on 14 March 2019. This 5km fun run that was held for the first time in 2016, is already highly popular and is unlike any other: The winners are not those who finish first, but are determined by whether male (Blue) or female (Red) participants finish in the majority! The ladies were crowned as the champs this year!

On 20 April 25 athletes took part in the Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon in support of the NID Run for the Deaf Campaign and raised R 49 447 to the benefit of the Deaf and persons with hearing loss at NID. 

From 02 – 17 April 2019 a group of 17 athletes participated in the 9th NID Marathon Tour to Europe. They ran various races to raise awareness and financial support for elderly- and multiple-disabled Deaf adults at NID and raised a total amount of R 52 500. 

SAVE THE DATE: The NID Dusk & Dawn Trail Run will take place again on 25 and 26 October 2019.


For more information on any of these projects or to make a contribution, email to


From 19 September to 03 October 2018, 26 dedicated runners with compassionate hearts from Cape Town took part in a marathon tour through the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia and Poland.

This year’s tour was the eighth one since 2012 and is an annual NID fundraising initiative. The group managed to raise R 100 000 to the benefit of Deaf adults with multiple disabilities as well as elderly Deaf at NID, as well as R 40 000 for the Gawie de la Bat Nursery School.

In April 2019 14 athletes will take part in the 9th NID Marathon Tour to Europe. They will compete in various races whilst raising awareness and funds to the benefit of Deaf adults with multiple disabilities as well as elderly Deaf at NID. To support this initiative, visit