The Good Xmas Trail is coming to a close for the Christmas period, but that doesn’t mean your support of social enterprises has to.
We certainly aren’t planning to stop here, with so many good causes and great products available from social enterprises that can be used all year round.
Was there one cause that really resonated with you? Keep doing good with them! Was there one product you truly loved? Make it a regular purchase!
Here are a few social enterprises that can help keep you feeling good all year round.
Buy your everyday essentials from a social enterprise.
Do you love your Who Gives A Crap toilet paper that is good for your bum and the world? What about Everyday Good Co. who produce biodegradable bandaids and help to end extreme hunger one pack at a time? Make them a regular in your bathroom cabinet.
Restock your pantry with social impact businesses.
Look no further than these amazing social impact businesses who are empowering people with disabilities by providing meaningful employment, including Aussie Biscuits, where you’ll be able to stock up on some seriously delicious biscuits. At Summerland House Farm you can find a range of macadamias, condiments and coffee. While Mildura Chocolate Co., a branch of the Christie Centre which is a not for profit Disability Support Organisation, has a sublime range of delectable chocolate.
Do some good before you crack open your next bottle.
Next time you’re looking to replenish your wine supplies you can order your next carton online from Goodwill Wine and they’ll donate 50% of their profits to charity. If beer is your preferred drink of choice then look no further than Good Beer Co. where a portion of profits are donated to a number of social and environmental causes.
In need of some ethical clothes or accessories?
There are a surprising amount of on-trend and affordable choices from our social enterprises. Bookmark a few on your browser to keep them easily on hand, so you’ll be able to easily find them next time you’re in dire need of clothes. Brands like The Conscious Closet, Etiko and The Fabric Social will keep you looking fresh, while The Legend Project and Hosier Hoodies will keep you warm and working out in style.
Volunteer your time to your favourite cause.
It’s the old saying that “if every person on the planet did as you do, what kind of a world would we create?” Even volunteering a few times a year will help in a big way with some causes who are struggling to find support. Get a few friends together to multiply the good you’ve just done.
Gifts that give back.
There are plenty more gift giving occasions where you can give back – birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Easter, housewarmings, weddings. The list goes on, and so will the ripple effects from your support of a cause.
All of the good being done doesn’t have to end with social enterprises fighting for their causes. They are creating change each day in what they choose to do. Will you?
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