Why on earth should you have a MySchool card?
There are currently 1.2 million SA customers choosing to give back as they shop. How it works is that MySchool cardholders can nominate up to three beneficiaries and then swipe their cards at participating retailers every time they shop. The retailers make contributions on behalf of cardholders based on a percentage of their spend, which is then distributed to the schools, charities or conservation bodies of their choice, at no additional costs to the shoppers.
Thanks to all the cardholders around the country, R 70,319,673.21 was raised last year for a range of schools, charities and conservation organisations.
I was chosen as a MySchool ambassador over the festive season and they gifted me R2500.00 to donate to a charity of my choice. I chose The Society for Animals in Distress so my funds was spent on the sterilization of 25 domestic animals in South Africa. Isn’t that incredible? Check out all the beneficiaries and retailers and get involved.
Animal causes are a great favourite of the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet cardholders with an array of welfare and conservation organisations receiving significant funds through the fundraising channel. Over the last fundraising period, the National Council of SPCAs received R 326,107.74; while just over R 1 million was raised for regional societies, Sandton SPCA, Tshwane SPCA, Cape of Good Hope SPCA and Alberton SPCA, as well as the SPCA’s of Kloof, Durban and Amanzimtoti. The programme is also as effective at raising funds for the lesser known, more localised animal welfare organisations. For example, in the same time period, just by swiping their cards at till points, SA shoppers raised R 147,701.78 for the Highveld Horse Care Unit in Vereeniging; R 92,929.62 for the CartHorse Protection Association operating on the Cape Flats and R 272,086.33 for False Bay’s TEARS, The Emma Animal Rescue Society. Protecting the country’s dwindling Rhino populations is a wildlife cause that is top of mind for many South Africans, and shoppers raised a whopping R 2,483,344.39 for the MyPlanet Rhino Fund which is managed by the Endangered Wildlife Trust.
For schools and non-profit organisations across the country, MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet has become an important fundraising partner making a much-needed contribution to the on-going funds they need to carry on their vital work. Shoppers get the opportunity to support the causes they care about, whether that’s improved education, a better society or a more sustainable planet. Get your card and be part of this straight away.