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The simple act of swiping the MySchool MyPlanet MyVillage loyalty card has meant South Africans raised over R8.4 million for 8000 organisations.

 

South Africa (31 May 2022) – South African’s using their MySchool cards, managed to raise R8,410,798.57 in April 2022. That amount was raised by supporters swiping their loyalty cards at selected store.

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.

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.

Today, the programme supports around 8000 initiatives, providing a small income to many organisations based in South Africa. The R8.4 million was divided between the 8000 organisations.

When you become a supporter, you get a monthly breakdown of how your swipes helped towards the charities you support. It is always a heartwarming email to receive, knowing that your spend did some good.

To support a cause close to your heart, join MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet and select your three beneficiaries. Simply visit myschool.co.za or download the app. Every time you shop at one of the retail partners, including Woolworths, Engen, Loot.co.za, Bidvest, Waltons, Builders and more, a portion of your spend will be given to a school or cause of your choice – at no additional cost to you.


Sources: MySchool – Newsletter
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