This year MySchool celebrates its 20th anniversary and is very proud to have donated over R500m to causes over the last 20 years. To celebrate their anniversary, MySchool is giving an additional R20,000 to 20 causes plus if you help spread the word, you could win R20,000 too. Details at the bottom of this post.
Category: Saving the world
It was only recently that I had a game experience that restored my faith in game reserves. That was my visit to Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. What sets Sanbona apart from other reserves apart from its size, is that there is no intervention. The animals live the way they are meant to. It’s the real deal.
Drinking bottled water has become commonplace these days. But there really is no need for it and it’s terrible for the environment. Learn more about the negative effects of bottled water in this post (including a cool video) and pledge to stop drinking it.
MySchool raises millions of Rands for its causes each month. In fact, over the last year it raised over R70m for a range of schools, charities and conservation organisations. But where does all the money go? Here are some examples of organisations that receive donations from MySchool, and the amount they receive, which is used for the running of the organisation and the positive activities in which they engage.
What started in 1997 as a sustainable way for parents to raise money for schools, has grown to become one of South Africa’s biggest community programmes. Cardholders have a portion of their spend donated by the retailer whenever they swipe their MySchool card. The card is free and the donations cost the cardholder nothing, and now there is a new partner, online shopping site, Loot.co.za.
Woolworths’ latest sustainability initiative is Earthcred, an attempt to motivate people to make the correct buying decisions by ‘gamifying’ it. We’re giving away a R1,500 Woolies voucher and you can stand a chance to win it by signing up and playing Earthcred.
Follow through and follow up. Those two very important concepts form the theme of this report on my most recent visit to Chapel Street Primary School in District 6 for the Harvest Table lunch....
I was invited to join the staff from MySchool & the team from See Saw Do to help with the painting of a mural at Chapel Street Primary School.
MySchool invited me to assist with the planting of a food garden at Chapel Street Primary School in District 6. The project is a collaboration between the school, Woolworths Financial Services (WFS), Partners for Possibility and Urban Harvest.
MySchool will donate an extra Rand for every swipe of the MySchool card at any partner, from the 13th to the 16th. This is in addition to the usual donation to the charity partner you originally selected.