Advertise with fastmoving.co.za
 
 

 The Shoprite Group has heeded the call of South Africans to help Cape Town and other communities that will soon be left without water through its till-point donation facility.
The Shoprite Group has heeded the call of South Africans to help Cape Town and other communities that will soon be left without water through its till-point donation facility.

Shoprite’s Disaster Relief Fund to be used exclusively for water relief

RETAILER NEWS

Shoprite - Feb 6th 2018, 09:34

As parts of the Western, Eastern and Northern Cape remain in the grips of the worst drought in a century, the Shoprite Group has heeded the call of South Africans to help Cape Town and other communities that will soon be left without water through its till-point donation facility. 

Customers will be able to help with the water crisis in a meaningful way by donating money to the Group’s Disaster Relief Fund starting from the 6th of February 2018. They will be able to add increments of R5 to their purchases at till points at any Shoprite or Checkers store countrywide.

Donations to the fund will be used to aid Cape Town, currently facing the threat of Day Zero (11 May 2018) when the taps are expected to run dry, as well as other drought-stricken areas

The decision follows requests from customers in other parts of the country who offered to donate bottles of water. A more effective way to help is to donate money, as water is heavy and difficult to pack and transport. The money raised will be utilised to source water optimally and transport it in the most efficient way to provide help to those suffering in the crisis.

The Disaster Relief Fund was established in March 2016 in response to the debilitating drought in the Free State and KwaZulu-Natal. It has since been used to assist communities affected by fire, flooding or other disasters.

The Shoprite Group has for months been reaching out to the communities worst hit by the devastating drought. One of its initiatives was The Smart Water Meter Challenge in Cape Town, which has enabled schools, and ultimately the City of Cape Town, to save over 18 million litres of water to date. It continues and will escalate substantially efforts to save water over the months to come as more meters are introduced at additional schools.

 

Read more about: shoprite | retailer | drought | csi |

Related News

Pick n Pay rolls out R4 lifetime reusable bag made from recycled plastic bottles
20/09/2019 - 14:14
Pick n Pay is rolling out its new budget green People n Planet reusable bag nationally after a successful trial with customers earlier this year. The bag is expected to be in all stores by mid-October.

Shoprite targets rivers on World Cleanup Day
19/09/2019 - 14:59
The Shoprite Group has partnered with the South African Department of Water and Sanitation to host river cleanups on World Cleanup Day (21 September 2019) and everyone’s invited to join in.

Zara launches online store in South Africa
19/09/2019 - 11:58
Zara has launched its online sales in SA through its dedicated website zara.com/za. This marks an important milestone in the expansion of Zara’s integrated store and online platform into markets where it already has a store presence.

Pick n Pay launches collectable Rugby Super Cards
19/09/2019 - 11:28
Local sports fans can once again feel part of the upcoming rugby tournament thanks to the launch of Pick n Pay’s new Rugby Super Cards.

Ackermans launches ‘Moms4Moms’ educational platform to give mothers a helping hand
16/09/2019 - 14:03
According to a 2017 Statistic South Africa report, 61% of South African children are raised by only their mothers. This reveals that the majority of South African women have to navigate single-parenthood, as well as being the sole provider for their families.