A MyPlanet card can help grow South Africa’s green heritage

In September South Africans across the country will celebrate Heritage Day (24 September 2010) - a commemorative day on which we are encouraged as a nation to celebrate our cultural heritage as well as the diversity of our beliefs and traditions. However, what we often neglect to celebrate is our country’s diverse natural heritage. This September, let’s remember the green heritage of this beautiful country and support the organisations that work to protect it.

Heritage DayMyPlanet, aims to help South Africans make a meaningful contribution to protecting our green heritage. As a MyPlanet cardholder you help to raise valuable funds for organisations that focus on the improvement and protection of the environment as well as those focused on animal welfare, such as the WWF, SPCA, SANCOBB, the Endangered Wildlife Fund and the National Horse Trust. Every time you swipe your card at participating partners such as Woolworths, Toys R Us, Reggies, Club Travel, kalahari.com, Engen QuickShops, Waltons or Jack’s Paint & Hardware; up to 5 percent of your purchase is donated by the store - on your behalf - to the MyPlanet beneficiary of your choice.

Horses“We currently have 57 organisations registered as MyPlanet beneficiaries, that work hard to help protect our green heritage for generations to come as well as safeguard the welfare of abused, neglected and endangered animals,” comments Pieter Twine, general manager of MySchool. “Over the past year 12 000 MyPlanet cardholders have helped raise over R1 million for their beneficiaries. We hope to grow these figures, increase support for the programme as well as demonstrate that by supporting a MyPlanet initiative you can help make a difference.”

If you’re an existing MySchool cardholder and want to change your beneficiary contributions to a MyPlanet or MyVillage organisation, you need not apply for a new card. For more information on how you can activate additional MySchool, MyPlanet or MyVillage beneficiaries on your existing MySchool card or apply for a MyPlanet card, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., log onto www.myvillagemyplanet.co.za or call 0860 10 04 45.