Over the next few weeks, 10 000 scholars in communities across South Africa will receive a brand new pair of school shoes to better equip them for the school year ahead.
This is all part of the #KrushGoodness campaign by Clover Krush - a brand synonymous with spreading goodness. Nonhlanhla Hlatshwayo, senior brand manager for Krush, notes that goodness has always been at the core of everything that Krush stands for - from their brand promise to what is put in the product - and this evolved into something bigger to spread further goodness throughout communities in SA with this campaign.
"Through our #KrushGoodness campaign, we are setting out to show that adding a little bit of goodness every day has the power to change the world for the better. If we start our day with one good deed, it has the power to transform someone’s day, leading to them adding a bit of goodness to someone else’s day, and so the goodness spreads, ultimately inspiring a world of goodness,” says Hlatshwayo.
Why would a fruit juice brand opt for a school shoes drive, you may ask? The answer is simple, says Hlatshwayo. “Children represent the future and they represent innocence and goodness, and so if we add a little dose of goodness to make it easier for them to get to school so they can concentrate on learning, it adds goodness into their lives and as a result, to the community at large. Krush is more than just a great tasting fruit juice; it’s a great fruit juice that cares about its community and stands for something bigger”.
The brand, together with the SA Department of Education, conducted research to identify 12 schools across Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu Natal and the Western Cape with children who are in desperate need of school shoes.
Over the next few weeks, the 10 000 pairs of school shoes will be distributed to 12 schools that the brand has identified throughout the five provinces. The shoe partner for the campaign is Smart Steps by Novita Shoes. In addition to being Proudly South African, Smart Steps are strong , reliable , tough and comfortable – the ideal shoe for young learners.
Some familiar faces who will be joining Krush on this journey to spread goodness are:
- Bonnie Mbuli
- Brent Lindeque, Good Things Guy
- Lalla Hirayama
- Pearl Modiadie
- Rami Chuene
- Thembisa Mdoda