New Zealand schools will receive over NZ$500,000 worth of computers and computer resources due to an ongoing joint effort between Apple and
the Westfield Group, according to
a Scoop article.
Westfield, a shopping center company, cooperates with Apple on a “Shop for your School” campaign, which lets customers collect points when shopping at one of the company’s malls. The accumulated points can be used to buy computer equipment for schools of the buyers’ choice.
The more receipts collected from any retailer in the nine Westfield branded shopping center, the more points the shopper receives for their nominated school. At the end of the campaign, the top 10 schools with the most points per student at each centre will receive computers and other electronic equipment.
Over the past two years, the “Shop for your School” campaign has raised over $3 million dollars in computers to schools. The next campaign, targeted to raise the aforementioned $500,000, will run from May 1 to July 14.