Can you believe MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet celebrates its 20th anniversary this year?
When the programme first started it was originally just ‘MySchool’ and supported education, but now it’s grown to help schools as well as a huge array of charities and conservation organisations, raising more than R6 million A MONTH!
What makes MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet so awesome is that you don’t have to give in order to do exactly that. You just sign up, link your card to a cause and a portion of your spend at participating stores is given back on your behalf. So, if you’re shopping at partner stores like Woolies and loot.co.za or filling up at Engen (another partner) you’d be crazy not to sign up.
Anyway, MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet’s new goal is to double its impact by gaining up to 2 million supporters. To help create awareness and increase sign ups they’re celebrating their 20th anniversary with a #MySchool20 campaign that encourages supporters to talk about their causes.
I’m only too happy to help, especially since the programme very kindly offered to donate R5000 on my behalf to Volunteer Wildfire Services.
It’s going to be a long, hot and VERY dry summer and, as much as I hate to say it, we all know Cape Town’s going to end up burning (again!) so I’m incredibly grateful for the brave men and women who put their lives on the line to fight the flames.
Would you be as kind to talk about the programme too? If you do, you could be one of 20 lucky people to each win a R20 0000 Woolworths gift card PLUS a R20 000 cash donation to your school or cause of choice. All you have to do is use #MySchool20 on Facebook or twitter while letting people know which cause you’d like to see gifted with that huge R20 000 donation. (For extra points, feel free to insert a link to this blog post that’ll explain to others how they too can win a pay day for themselves as well as their cause of choice.)