“Why We Do It” – #ImStaying

Because South Africa is Worth Uniting For (and there’s real power in positivity)

West Pack Lifestyle Statement on The Star and Pretoria News Front Page Ad with #ImStaying

#ImStaying is a Facebook group that became a social media movement, dedicated to women and men of all races, cultures, religions and creeds that choose to grow and improve South Africa. As a proud South African employer with over 50 West Pack stores, and a further 18 petzone by West Pack Lifestyle stores, in excess of 2,000 full time employees, West Pack Lifestyle recognises the value of #ImStaying, and the deep importance and of positivity.

In a retail work environment like West Pack Lifestyle, we have experienced firsthand the impact that positivity has on our store teams. From cleaning and customer service, to transport, warehousing, logistics and management. We believe that positivity is infectious, and strive to encourage it in our workplace, with the aim of boosting employee morale, productivity and teamwork. Positive, motivated teams are focused, more accomplished and are fun to be a part of – and around – just ask our customers. 

The #ImStaying group, which has grown from 0 to more than 1 Million members in 5 months, focuses on the people, beauty and upliftment of South Africa.  GOOD THOUGHTS • GOOD WORDS • GOOD DEEDS

#ImStaying Statement on The Star and Pretoria News Front Page Ad with West Pack Lifestyle

Never has it been more critical for South Africa to unite as a nation. While politicians fight amongst themselves, we as a people must begin moving ourselves forward in the direction necessary to build an all-inclusive economy, honouring the dream and vision of the late Nelson Mandela. It was a dream which sought to bring our people together. A dream that spoke of equality and fair opportunity for all.

No longer can we lay in wait for a few to save the many. It is the many who must now save themselves by working to restore trust and doing what is necessary to bring about real and lasting change. John F Kennedy said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” Never have so few words held such great meaning.

#ImStaying Movement is the glue that binds us. It is the place where healing begins and where a sense of ownership and pride for our country resides. By getting behind this movement that belongs to every single South African – no matter your social status, sexual orientation, religious belief, political view or colour – we begin to transcend all those things, and instead raise up the vision of a better tomorrow for all.

We implore each and every South African to join hands and take a stand with us. We ask that you actively seek out the humanity that exists in each of us and open your heart. Kailash Satyarthi  said, “If not you, then who? If not now, then when?” And indeed, now is the time to act South Africa. Now is the time to be bold!

Share Your Why With Us on #ImStaying Movement

SOUTH AFRICA – Worth Uniting For

Jarette Petzer
GROUP FOUNDER & CEOMobile Website: www.imstaying.co.za
#ImStaying Movement, South Africa