We don't yet know the psychological effects COVID-19 will have on our nation's children, but by supporting One Heart for Kids through Vitality MoveToGive, you can help provide educational toys and counselling support to vulnerable children in South Africa.
When you get active, drive well or spend responsibly, you can donate your Discovery Miles to the One Heart for Kids campaign through Vitality MoveToGive.
What is One Heart for Kids?
One Heart for Kids is a non-profit organisation that focuses on the education, health and wellbeing of children across South Africa.
During the COVID-19 lockdown, One Heart for Kids has become an essential service provider that offers counselling services, play therapy, educational toys and other support for children in vulnerable communities.
How COVID-19 affects our children
We don't yet know how COVID-19 will affect our children, but we do know from past research that disasters such as a pandemic can have lasting psychological effects on communities, families and children.
What's more, since the lockdown has been in effect, there has been a surge in violence across South Africa. Children are particularly at risk and need psycho-social support.
That's where One Heart for Kids steps in. It's important for children to develop routines during this time and educational toys, games and activities can keep their minds and bodies active. Plus, through play therapy and with the help of trained counsellors and psychology students from the University of Stellenbosch, the organisation can provide necessary psychological support in at-risk communities.
How you can help
When you get active, drive well or spend responsibly, you earn Discovery Miles through Vitality Active Rewards. Once you have earned them, why not donate them to the One Heart for Kids campaign through Vitality MoveToGive?
To donate to this initiative through Vitality MoveToGive, all you have to do is:
- Download the latest version of the Discovery app and activate Vitality Active Rewards.
- Achieve your exercise, drive or money goals to earn a play on the gameboard.
- Pick a tile on the gameboard to reveal Discovery Miles.
- Donate your Discovery Miles on Vitality MoveToGive charity donations.
You can also donate directly to One Heart for Kids:
- Via EFT or SnapScan – find banking details and SnapScan QR code on the One Heart For Kids website
- Via GivenGain using any credit or debit card
- Or via PayFast – keep checking the One Heart For Kids website for the button, coming soon.
See even more ways you can #PayItForward using your Discovery Miles.
Get active to get (others) rewarded.
Not on Vitality Active Rewards? Activate it for free in the Discovery app so you can take part in this important cause.
Vitality MoveToGive is a series of campaigns that lets members who reach their weekly goals donate their Vitality Active Rewards to a preselected cause or charity. Instead of claiming their reward with one of the Vitality Active Rewards partners, members can donate their Discovery Miles to the preselected cause.