When we give back to help improve the lives of others, we do so knowing there will be benefits to the receiver, but the act of giving is also incredibly positive for the giver. If you have the ability to give back and actively do so, however big or small, it is something you should be immensely proud of! Selfless giving shows compassion, generosity and awareness for situations that may not immediately affect you.
Whether it’s sharing your time, skills and knowledge or through monetary donation, giving even a little is a lot better than not giving at all. It’s the multitude of small acts by many people that builds to create life changing impact to those in need.
At Family Eco Life we love the ‘Purchase with purpose’ movement which means that ‘giving back’ can be as easy as buying something you love or need, it just takes a little research. Many businesses have taken care of the giving already and simply by purchasing their products it allows them to ‘pay it forward’. This is where having awareness and being able to purchase with purpose comes in.
We love how simple this method of giving back is and hope to see a more of a movement towards this way of shopping in the future. Whether you’re choosing gifts, skincare, clothing, home wares or a weekend away, your choices have the power to help others.
Our website directory features a handpicked selection of inspiring eco-businesses, many of which give back to the planet, wildlife or communities in need. Please see some of their chosen charities below….
1% of all sales of these high quality stainless steel flasks are donated to ‘Surfrider Foundation Australia’ – a registered not for profit organisation dedicated to the protection of Australia’s oceans and beaches through Conversation, Activism, Research and Education C.A.R.E.
For every pair of Gather & Moss PJ’s you purchase, 1kg of seeds are donated to a micro loans project for women in Northern Uganda. For every 30 pairs of PJ’s sold, one woman receives a micro loan of 30kg of seed, the tools required to establish small a scale agriculture enterprise and training at agricultural workshops.
This amazing project called ‘Cents for Seeds’ is brought to you by the ‘Love Mercy foundation’.
One tree planted
Seeds for Tomorrow have partnered with the wonderful One Tree Planted organisation to help support global reforestation. Every time you purchase a product from Seeds for Tomorrow, $1 from your purchase will be donated so that one tree somewhere in the world can be planted. $1 = 1 tree.
One Tree Planted
My little party hire also support this wonderful organisation and with every eco-party hire booking made this small business plants 1 tree in support of global reforestation.
For each SOLITUDE purchase made a donation will be made to Charity:water who focus on providing rural communities all over the world with access to clean water along with sanitation and education around hygiene and health.
In 2020 Sanctuary Designs Ceramics are committing to donate 10% of yearly earnings to environmental charities.
10% of design and interior consult fees are donated to various charities including Flight Care Australia, The Smith Family, Joyce Meyer Ministries and One Tree Planted.
One tree planted
For all online purchases over $50, one Australia Native Tree is planted here on the Sunshine Coast as a thank you to the Earth for the wonderful gifts shared.
5% of all proceeds will be donated to an environmental organisation each quarter. Every three months, this beautiful small business will choose a organisation/charity to donate to, based on the current global events.