Reach For A Dream’s biggest fundraiser Slipper Day is back on Friday, 5 May 2023 and we’re counting on you to step up, and join our mission to manifest hope so that we can fulfill the dreams of youngsters fighting life-threatening illnesses.
Simply purchase a supporter sticker for R20 each and earn yourself the right to strut around school, work, or home in your slippers on 5 May 2023, while helping to raise funds for Reach For A Dream.
From office workers in corporate attire donning bunny-eared slippers, to school children sporting fuzzy monsters – wearing your slippers and stickers is just one small step that will have a huge impact. It’s your chance to get creative, have fun and help make a difference!
Slipper Day is Reach For A Dream’s largest and most celebrated fundraiser. It began as a local initiative in Kwa-Zulu Natal in 2011 and has since grown into a nationwide movement.
In 2022, we raised over R8.3-million and this year, we’re aiming to raise R10 million so that we can help 2 000 children with life-threatening illnesses experience moments of joy that come with having dreams fulfilled.
All proceeds raised from the day go to Reach For A Dream to help us combat the gravity of serious disease by assisting us in making children’s dreams come true. Whether it’s taking a plunge and swimming alongside dolphins, meeting an idol they admire, or getting that new doll house they’ve always dreamed of – these magical moments grant these youngsters and their families an invaluable respite from daily stressors associated with ill health. But more than anything else, what truly makes this experience special is how fulfilled dreams stir up much-needed courage and hope, helping these little ones believe that tomorrow is worth fighting for.
Simple. Get your R20 Slipper Day sticker and wear it, together with your cozy footwear on 5 May 2023 in a show of support for children with life-threatening illnesses who spend most of their time in slippers. You’ll also get a FREE Famous Coffee from Wimpy on the day!
How to get your stickers:
1. Visit any of our retail partners – Wimpy, Pick n Pay, Dis-Chem Pharmacies, ToyZone, or Dis-Chem Baby City – and buy your sticker in-store.
2. Order your Slipper Day stickers from our store. Click here. Please note that we will not be able to deliver, but rather, you will need to collect from your nearest Reach For A Dream branch.
3. NEW! Click here to order your Virtual Slipper Day sticker, and get your FREE Famous Wimpy coffee voucher delivered by email.
Check out our fun range of slippers and merchandise, which you can buy from our online store. Click here to check them out!
We’ve launched the Slipper Shuffle, a nationwide dance challenge designed to get you on your feet and into your slippers in support of Slipper Day!
We teamed up with TikTok sensation and teacher Mrs Bullock, who choreographed the Slipper Shuffle. It comprises a simple, five-step dance sequence, which can be easily executed in your favourite pair of slippers.
The challenge is accompanied by a new hybrid dance track called ‘Step Up’, featuring the soulful vocals of Bronté Borcherds, a singer and past dreamer and expertly composed and produced by Neil Engel of Freq’ncy Audio. This track is sure to put a spring in your step.
How to get involved:
Watch the #SlipperShuffle step-by-step dance tutorial led by High School Teacher and TikTok sensation Mrs Bullock and get your slippers, sticker and shuffling on!
Watch the full 30-second #SlipperShuffle dance choreographed by High School Teach and TikTok sensation Mrs Bullock. Post your video to social, and challenge your friends, colleagues, other businesses and schools.
Remember to post pictures of yourself in your slippers and stickers on social media. Use the hashtags #ReachForADream #SlipperDay2023. Stay tuned to our socials to get live updates on things Slipper Day-related and join the conversation!