Giving to our Community
Over the years we have donated to many, many causes far and wide throughout the WA community. It was determined that we just weren’t in a position to do this anymore partly because we receive an overwhelming amount of requests these days and we simply cannot give to all of the numerous charities, schools and organisations who approach us. The other part is that it's a bit like scattering seeds in the wind, you give them out and while they might make a little difference the potential for impact wasn't targeted to where we felt there was a great, if indeed there was any at all.
We decided to give both money and time, here are the main recipients of what we do...
+ We are members of Impact100 where we give an annual donation as part of large group. The total of $100,000 is then given as a grant benefitting a local not for profit organisation in a huge way. The results are tangible and in many instances provide the seed money and a huge step forward for the winning organisation.
Some examples are the Hilton Breakfast Club at PCYC and The Ear Bus which journeys into outback WA to Indigineous communities assisting kids with ear infections and problems that may otherwise be left unresolved.
+ Patricia Giles Centre for Non-Violence is not only provides refuge for women and children from family domestic violence, they run prevention and awareness programs and raise awareness about the behaviours and warning signs. In 2020 we joined forces and invited some incredibly talented friends to help us with their time and skills to create t shirts to raise awareness and funds. The campaign was a huge success with every cent going to PGCNV, so much so that we're looking to do it all again and again for as long as they'd like.
+ Orange Sky. On a Tuesday night you'll see the van in Fremantle with the washers, dryers and showers inside it. This clever set up is a clothes and body washing service for homeless friends in the area. You'll find Joe there as a shift leader ensuring the van gets there and to it's home base and of course chatting and assisting the people who use this important service.
We would never stop giving and so this provides us with a meaningful way for us to keep giving at a sustainable level for our business while being directly involved and able to give back across the WA community.
While this is how we give directly to our community you also partake in giving indirectly to many communities and artists when you purchase products from us. From cards through to floor rugs, many of our products are produced socially responsilbly either here in Australia or internationally and provide great benefit to improves lives and even lifting up the next generation of women and children. If you'd like to know more, just ask.