Did you know that if you shop at some of South Africa’s largest brands (e.g. Woolworths, Engen, Kalahari.com) you can help to support Ukhanyo School in Masiphumelele? It all happens through the My School fundraising programme, which 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. Initially Woolworth’s came on board as the main partner and eventually bought out the whole project.
The scheme now raises over R4 million for over 10 000 schools and charitable organisations every month. There are many huge success stories such as the provision of 5000 desks to under resourced schools in the Eastern Cape.
Here in Masiphumelele it is also possible for your purchases to help out Ukhanyo School. All you need to do is apply for a card that is swiped every time you make a purchase at Woolworths (or the other participating outlets). Each transaction is recorded and a percentage is paid to the school or charity of the supporter’s choice. The amount donated by Woolworths and their business partners ranges between 0.25 and 5% of the total, depending on how much you buy. If you nominate Ukhanyo School as your preferred recipient then funds will be made available to the school for improvements such as classroom maintenance, and the provision of text books and sports equipment. The scheme is open to locals and visitors also (you will need your passport number).
To apply please contact Woolworths client Services on 0860 100 445 or apply online HERE
Remember to nominate Ukhanyo School in Masiphumelele. You will receive a card with the schools name printed on it and you can even track your purchases and associated donations on-line. Many thanks in advance for supporting Ukhanyo.