#doDifferent and Care for the Community

Imagine if you could make a difference in other people’s lives just by purchasing healthcare products for you and your loved ones. That’s why this week, we are looking at a beloved chain store that is giving its clients a chance to #doDifferent with their purchase.

Dis-Chem has been one of South Africa’s most popular pharmacies since 1978, with their linked dispensaries, family clinics, wound-care clinics and comprehensive self-medication centres. With over 100 stores, across countries, we can clearly see why they are seen as a leading specialist in beauty, health food, supplements and well-being products.

As Dis-Chem’s underpinned philosophy is one of care and giving back to those who need it most, they established The Dis-Chem Foundation in 2006. As poverty levels grew in South Africa, they were concerned about loss and economic security felts by communities and individuals alike, especially as Covid caused these levels to grow even more.

The Dis-Chem Foundation works closely with registered NGOs, NPOs and NPCs to support and improve the lives of struggling communities, providing support through various campaigns and initiatives. Some of the organisations that have supported are The Love Trust, Door of Hope, Almond Tree, DBV SPCA and many more - providing them with monetary donations and much-needed products to help their communities. Many organisations rely on them in order to keep their doors open.

You may be wondering how The Dis-Chem Foundation is able to provide these organisations with what they need. Well, they are a beneficiary of the Dis-Chem Groups' Benefit Programme. So every time a member swipes their Dis-Chem or Dis-Chem Baby City Benefit card at both Dis-Chem and Baby City stores, a percentage of the eligible purchase value is then donated to the Dis-Chem Foundation to help supplement the funds. You are able to sign up to be a member online, via Whatsapp, via the app, in-store or by dialling *120*1085#.

So the next time you are looking for your beauty products, health supplements or well-being products, why not #doDifferent and sign up to be a Dis-Chem benefit member and make a difference with every swipe.

Find out more here.

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