South Africans have been making an impact in the lives of others for 25 years, all thanks to simply swiping a MySchool card when shopping.
South Africa (10 August 2022) – MySchool My Village MyPlanet has helped South Africans make an impact in the lives of millions of people over the last 25 years. The organisation is celebrating its 25th year and shares a beautiful short film highlighting the change made during that time.
MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet (MySchool) was established in 1997 by a Johannesburg-based parent who wanted to help his child’s school raise more funds in an easy and sustainable manner. Since then, MySchool has gone from strength to strength and is celebrating its 25thanniversary this year.
While the community loyalty programme has many retail partners nationwide, its main partner is Woolworths South Africa. The give-back platform initially focused solely on providing supporters with the opportunity to give back funds to their local schools every time they shopped at participating retailers but expanded in 2007 to assist “Village” and “Planet” causes due to the vast and growing need in South Africa.
Over R900 million has been raised to date, and it has impacted millions of lives in the process. From children at creche to the rhino support systems and beyond. MySchool has helped get water to remote villages and cover the medical costs for rescue animals. They have kitted out medical wards and uplifted the elderly.
Thousands of organisations are beneficiaries, and it’s all thanks to the support of regular South Africans just going about their shopping. The effort of just swiping a card is what makes this concept work so well.
MySchool supports education and aims to ensure that all children have access to the quality education they deserve.
MyVillage supports charities and welfare organisations that help vulnerable people in our communities.
MyPlanet focuses on wildlife conservation, the environment, animal protection and welfare.
Take a look at the inspiring short film below, and if you do not have a MySchool card yet, you can sign up here. It costs absolutely nothing, and you get to select three beneficiaries to benefit when you swipe at your next shop. A percentage of your spend is donated to the beneficiaries of your choice.