The MySchool card is a community fundraising programme that allows you to swipe your card at a host of retailers when you purchase items or services. Retailers record the swipes and then make a donation to charities you choose, at no cost to you. You can pick from a host of charities and add them as beneficiaries so causes close to your heart receive funds.
For 2016 the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet fundraising programme more than R70 million was raised for charities, schools and organisations around the country. How incredible? I also love that so many smaller charities get a piece of the pie. One of my favourite charities is the Highveld Horse Care Unit and shoppers raised R147 701.78 for them while the CartHorse Protection Association received R92 929.62.
1.2 million shoppers swipe their MySchool card
The introduction of the loot.co.za partnership – which allows you to use your card while shopping online – is just the start. I imagine next year even more money will be made for charities around the country. I’m over the moon that so much money is being raised and going to the people and animals who need it. If you don’t have a MySchool card you can head over here and register for one for free.
To celebrate this incredible R70 million give back, MySchool is taking it a step further and, as part of the holiday giving, have offered to make a R2500 donation on behalf of us Tech Girls. So I’ve chosen 2 of my favourite causes from a list of six and I’d love it if you could comment below with the cause you think the money should go to.
Option 1: We give the money to Funda Nenja which will be used to deworm and de-flea pets.
Option 2: we give R2500 to Project Dignity towards sanitary packs for school girls.
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