The MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet fundraising programme is one of South Africa’s biggest community programmes. We raise funds for schools, charities and environmental organisations through a card system that allows supporters to raise funds for their beneficiary (school or charity) every time they shop at our partner stores. Partners make a contribution, on behalf of the supporter/cardholder, towards the beneficiary they have selected.
ALL FUNDS DONATED TOWARDS HERSCHEL GO DIRECTLY TO FUNDING LEARNERSHIP STAFF ANNUALLY.
These staff receive a small monthly salary, university tuition and prescribed textbooks all paid for out of the MySchool proceeds. Once qualified, they are able to take up permanent teaching posts and have the benefit of teaching experience.
The system allows cardholders to make a difference to a worthy cause without it costing them a cent! The MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet programme raises more than R4 million per month for the schools, charities, animal welfare and environmental organisations it supports.
More than 700 000 South Africans carry MySchool cards.
Supporters apply for a free MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet card and select up to 3 schools and/or charities as their beneficiary/ies.
When they purchase items from participating retailers they swipe the card with the purchase.
A percentage of their transaction is then allocated to their beneficiary.
The partner stores pay the contribution on behalf of the cardholder. All these transactions are recorded and a statement is sent to individual supporters on a monthly basis. The supporter card is not a credit or debit card but simply tracks transactions and funds raised.
The success of the programme depends on the number of times you swipe your card. Supporters can use their cards at a range of national, regional and local retail partners on the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet system. Some of the national partners include Engen, Flight Centre, Loot, Netstar, Power24.co.za, Waltons, Woolworths, Woolworths Rewards, WorksheetCloud and many more.
Click here to search our database of local partners.
To apply for your free card, please complete this online form
Link your Woolies card in 2 easy ways to give back to schools, charities, animal welfare and environmental organisations, at no cost to you. Click here for instructions.