Shop and Support - Making your money go further!
As Fundraising Consultants, we are often asked for advice and tips on how to raise funds and support amazing charities and causes. Over the years we have seen our clients take on extreme physical challenges, dedicate their time volunteering for local hospices; or organising spectacular charity galas. However, one of the easiest ways we can support deserving causes on a regular on-going basis is with our consumer habits.
There are a lot of remarkable brands and companies who have initiatives to help an array of communities and projects, we list a few of our favourites to inspire you to make your money go further:
TOMS have a One for One initiative where for every product purchased, a person in need is helped.
Through this scheme over 86 million pairs of shoes have been given to children in need, by shoes purchase by consumers. Through sales of their eyewear, TOMS has helped restore the eyesights of over 600 thousand people. Their bag sales have generated over 175 thousand safe birth services to mothers, and via each bag of TOMS Roasting Co. Coffee they supply a week supply of safe drinking water to a person in need.
Find their products: https://tomsaustralia.com.au/
FOR…The Skincare Guru
PeaceKeeper Cause-Metics is the first cosmetics company to give donations to women’s urgent human rights issues. We focus on women who live at the base of the pyramid on a dollar or two a day or women living in exploitation or servitude.
Peacekeeper pledges to uphold business practices through slavery free labour, fair wages and cruelty free products. Just by buying a few products, you can become a PeaceKeeper too! By working together you can help leave a footprint behind for future generations to follow. Help lift up women and children in desperate need–together.
Shop the range: http://iamapeacekeeper.com/our-mission/
FOR…The Óutdoorsy’ type
The essential must-have from every adventure enthusiast. The LifeStraw turns water from contaminated into clean water that is safe to drink.
The company have a Give Back program, where they give communities access to clean water. Their program ensures sustainability through comprehensive planning, training, education and quarterly follow-up visits for a period of 5 years.
To date over 1,000,000 students have been given clean water, 1652 schools reached, over 15,000 filters delivered and over 5,000 follow up visit have taken place.
To purchase a LifeStraw:https://www.lifestraw.com/
FOR…The little ones
FINN & EMMA
Finn + Emma use a range of non-toxic, phthalate-free and organic materials to create their beautiful products for children. Alongside this, they promote a socially responsible production process where their employees are paid a living wage and safe conditions to work in; so that they can build independent lives for themselves and their families.
Their knit dolls are all handmade at a woman’s collaborative in Peru, which allows them to work from home earning a fair wage whilst having the ability to care for their families.
Explore the Heirloom Quality range at: https://www.finnandemma.com/
WHO GIVES A CRAP
We may all be different but, there is one thing we all have in common. We all use the toilet and (hopefully!) we all use toilet paper. Who Gives a Crap started in 2013 when learning that that 2.3 billion people across the world don’t have access to a toilet. Unfortunately meaning that around 289,000 children under five die every year from diarrhoeal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation. That’s almost 800 children per day, or one child every two minutes.
By purchasing any of the recyclable products you will be doing your part in helping the world be a healthier, cleaner and safer place.
To purchase go to: https://au.whogivesacrap.org/