Another socially kind Christmas gift that gives all year

Still last minute Christmas shopping?  Then please, let me help you!

What about a magazine subscription….?  One that gives two-fold for all of next year?

Give the gift of a 2012 subscription to The Big Issue, the world’s most widely circulated street newspaper / magazine, edited by professional journalists and sold by street vendors affected by homelessness.

Founded in 1991 by two British Social Entreprenuers John Bird and Gordon Roddick, it is now published in eight countries around the world.  It exists to help homeless people help themselves by giving them the opportunity to earn a legitimate income, thereby helping them to reintegrate into mainstream society.

For every 100 annual subscriptions sold, of The Big Issue Magazine Australia can employ one woman to sort and insert copies in the magazine distribution centre.  It is part of The Women’s subscription Enterprise and gives women their own skills and pathways to break the cycle of poverty.

For only $155 you can give someone a cracker of a Christmas gift, that makes a positive social difference and gives all year long (plus a great read every fortnight)!

The Big Issue also publish an annual Calendar – for only $5 (or $7 purchased online) it certainly is the best value calendar around – seek out a vendor near you to buy your copy and make their day!

So avoid the horrendous last minute Christmas shopping rush, jump online and buy a gift that keeps on giving!  Click here

You can also follow The Big Issue Australia on twitter click here or become a friend on facebook here.

Merry Christmas all!


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7 Responses to Another socially kind Christmas gift that gives all year

  1. Danielle Sanders says:

    This is cool! Something that I hadn’t heard of before! Thanks for sharing, as always!


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