MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet Announces New Online Partner Loot.co.za #newbestfriend

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MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet – Like many, I have a great desire to make a difference and am always seeking out ways to do so. From my efforts to recycle more, use environmentally friendly products, minimise plastic and do beach clean ups, as well as ever educating myself on the challenges the world and its creatures face.

When I’m told I can give back without any effort at all, just by simply swiping my MySchool card with purchases from a collective of stores, I’m thrilled.

Now MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet has extended their fundraising programme, offering cardholders another outlet to swipe and raise funds for their chosen school or charity and announcing with immediate effect a new partnership that sees loot.co.za, one of South Africa’s Top 5 online retailers, join the initiative that raises millions of Rands for schools and charities every year.

MySchool supporters will now be able to shop loot.co.za’s extensive offering, and with every purchase loot.co.za will make a contribution to their chosen beneficiary.  This donation comes from the retailer at no extra expense to the consumer.

The partnership comes at a crucial time since it enriches the MySchool offering to its supporters, allowing the fund-raiser even more opportunities to contribute towards schools and charities in South Africa. Loot.co.za currently offers over 14 million products across 17 departments including books, DVDs, music, games, electronics, toys, baby, kitchen and home, stationery, arts and crafts, outdoor, health and beauty, office supplies, DIY and more, with free delivery on purchases of R250 or more. MySchool currently has 1.1 million active cardholders and raises an average of R6 million per month for schools and charities.

“With more and more South Africans embracing the convenience of online shopping, loot.co.za, as a strong, pure-play E-commerce retailer fills an essential gap in the MySchool partner network,” says Pieter Twine MySchool’s General Manager. “It’s also great to have an online retail partner that has such a big product offering over so many categories.  We are pleased to welcome loot.co.za and increase our retail partners to make it easier for our supporters to swipe more often, raise more funds and make an even bigger difference.”

The partnership is a good fit with loot.co.za’s existing corporate social investment focus on education.  “As South Africans we should all be playing an active role in the upliftment of our youth and in improving the lives of all children in our country. This is why we’re so excited about the partnership, as it would make giving back even easier, ” says Gary Hadfield loot.co.za’s CEO. “That’s the driving force behind our motivation to get on board as a MySchool partner. Through the partnership we will be able to give back in a more tangible way.”

All that MySchool supporters shopping on loot.co.za need to do at the check-out is  enter their MySchool card number. Loot will then give back a percentage on every item purchased in their  shop towards the MySchool programme.

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2300 Tutudesks to be donated:

In celebration of Youth Day loot.co.za and MySchool will be donating 2300 Tutudesks to learners who don’t have desks at select under-resourced schools in Limpopo and Mpumalanga. The Tutudesk Campaign, a MySchool beneficiary, has already assisted 1,3 million learners in 24 African countries with lap desks, which have significantly improved the overall learning experience for many pupils.

My Charity of Choice:

I’ve had a MySchool card since they first came out and I love how just by swiping at one of the partners, I am making a difference. In the past year, given that all of my children are grown and my connection to the school altered, I have changed my charity of choice to the Wellington SPCA. They do amazing work and I know they need support to help them with animal rescue and care in the area. Also, I like the idea of keeping things local – and love animals – and can actually see the difference the contribution is making at their facility.

In celebration of this new partnership, I was given a voucher of R500.00 to buy something from Loot.co.za and opted for two things I can never have enough of. Memory for my camera, and a quality novel that has a travel theme to it.

In this case Alain De Botton’s The Art of Travel. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend that you do. It will inspire you to get out there, get moving and fill that camera’s memory card to bursting with images. Which is exactly what I plan to do. As both book and camera, and my best friends.

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Important points to take away from this post:

  • MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet has a new retail partner, LOOT (loot.co.za)
  • The aim of the partnership is to provide South Africans with more reasons and more opportunities to raise funds for their favourite school or charity, as well as to enrich the MySchool offering by giving you access to loot.co.za’s extensive shop.
  • The ease of the MySchool & Loot shopping – click, shop, give back.
  • Confirming that Loot.co.za will give back a percentage on every item purchased towards the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet program.
  • That you can raise funds without it costing you a cent, all you have to do is input your MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet card number.

If you haven’t got one, sign up for a MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet card here and learn more about the TutuDesk campaign on their website. Connect with the MySchool campaign on Facebook and Twitter too.

Read about How can a child learn without a desk? Swipe you MySchool card and support the Tutudesk, last year’s campaign that I was lucky enough to work on.

Note:
I’m fairly new to the online shopping world. Even though much of my life is lived out on the internet, I’d never done much in the way of virtual shopping, which means that I had a couple for questions for the www.loot.co.za team while making my choices. They were incredibly efficient, patient and very helpful and have easily persuaded me to stick with them for purchases going forward. 

Disclaimer: This is a MySchool sponsored post and I’m thrilled to be promoting such a simple and effective way to make a difference.

Get shopping here:  http://www.loot.co.za/.

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