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We are firm believers that a great gift is a gift that makes an impact. Whether it’s funding for girls to stay in school or ending period poverty, giving back to the community is an easy way to make a big difference.
Here are a selection of charities and gifts that are perfect for the holiday season.
Education is one of the many keys to success, financial independence and security. Yet, not everyone is afforded the opportunity to access education. CARE Australia allows you to send a girl to school for less than $100 AUD. A small investment for a life-changing outcome.
Christmas is a difficult time for many Australians. With more than 3 million people in Australia living below the poverty line, being able to put food on the dinner table for your family is not always a given. For less than $90 AUD, you can provide groceries for Australians who are struggling and support to families in need.
The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF) provides scholarships to Indigenous students to complete Year 12 or tertiary studies and career support to help them make a successful transition to employment. With support programs, quality education and culturally inclusive environments, AIEF ensures Indigenous students are supported in their education. The AIEF is the official charity partner of Future Women.
Sierra Leone has some of the highest rates of both maternal and infant mortality. Having a baby in Sierra Leone is more than 500 times more dangerous than having a child in Australia. Almost 3,000 women and 20,000 children die each year from preventable health-related issues. With the Aminata Maternal Foundation, for as little as $100AUD, you can pay the salary of a midwife to ensure women and children survive the pregnancy.
Two Good Co has provided more than 150,000 meals to women in refuges in Sydney and Melbourne. A holistic approach to feeding people, Two Good Co not only supplies meals to women and families experiencing domestic violence, but also provides work opportunities for survivors, providing financial stability and long-term job prospects. Choose to purchase a gift or donate and deliver a meal to a woman like Michelle for as little as $7.50AUD.
Share The Dignity believe that access to sanitary products is a right, not a privilege. They distribute period products to those in need and work to end period poverty in Australia. You can choose to organise a collection drive, sponsor a bag or simply donate.
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