Press release -
Vitality partners with Gift of the Givers to support those affected by fire in CT
JOHANNESBURG, 20 April 2021
Vitality MoveToGive is supporting philanthropic organisation, the Gift of the Givers to provide relief to vulnerable people, as devastating fires threaten the city and surrounding communities.
Through MoveToGive donation campaigns, Vitality members can now donate their Discovery Miles earned from Vitality Active Rewards to Gift of the Givers, toward their relief efforts in aid of those affected by the fires in Cape Town.
Discovery Miles for the Vitality MoveToGive initiatives, donated by our members have contributed significantly to helping those in need. Dinesh Govender, Vitality CEO says: “Vitality is committed to quick, impactful action via our MoveToGive initiatives and right now, there is a dire need for support to manage the impact of this devastating event.”
“We are always proud to partner with The Gift of the Givers Foundation who began their relief efforts by providing meals and essential items to vulnerable students, firefighters and others affected as soon as news of the fire at UCT and surrounds reached them. Now, our members can support the organisation. The Discovery Fund will match all donations.”
Here's how Vitality members can help:
- For 200 Discovery Miles – Donate a meal to a vulnerable student or firefighter affected by the Cape Town fires with Gift of the Givers.
- For 1 000 Discovery Miles – Support Gift of the Givers’ relief efforts to support people affected by the Cape Town fires.
The Gift of the Givers Foundation is the largest disaster response non-governmental organisation of African origin on the African continent. The organisation strives to bring hope and restore dignity to the most vulnerable people in society. Its primary focus is disaster response, with other key focus areas being hunger alleviation, water provision, healthcare, education and social upliftment.
Vitality MoveToGive uses crowdsourced philanthropy to improve the lives of thousands of South Africans, by enabling Vitality members to support timeous campaigns for social good. The app-based functionality allows members who reach their weekly activity, financial and driving goals to donate their earned Discovery Miles to a preselected cause or charity.
Discovery Limited is a South African-founded financial services organisation that operates in the healthcare, life assurance, short-term insurance, savings and investment and wellness markets. Since its inception in 1992, Discovery has been guided by a clear core purpose – to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. This has manifested in its globally recognised Vitality Shared-value Insurance model, active in 24 markets with over 20 million members. The model is exported and scaled through the Global Vitality Network, an alliance of some of the largest insurers in key markets, including AIA (Asia), Ping An (China), Generali (Europe), Sumitomo (Japan), John Hancock (US), Manulife (Canada) and Vitality Life & Health (UK, wholly owned). Discovery trades on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange as DSY. Follow us on Twitter @Discovery_SA
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