Category Archives: GIVING

ECOPADS = environment, education and empowerment

I recently learnt about an amazing lady,  Freeda Thong, a Brisbane based social entrepreneur passionate about women, the environment and equality. Freeda recently ran a crowd funding campaign to raise $15,000 for her new, innovative, environmentally and socially impactful product – Ecopads. … Continue reading

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Give some words with heart

Do you think it would be possible to run a company that educates girls in developing countries, helps the environment AND makes a profit? Meet Lauren Shuttleworth, a Brisbane based social entrepreneur who is doing exactly that with her eco-friendly … Continue reading

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Uplift Project – recycling bras to women in need

UPDATE 25/05/16: An urgent update to this post, I spoke to Liz the founder of Uplift Project, and she currently has 40,000 bras in storage in Melbourne and desperately needs help funding the shipment of these to PNG.  For $10 … Continue reading

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Thursday 19th May is Suit of Change Day – fellas, it is time to clear out the wardrobe

Mark Ferguson, a basketballer, who at 6’5” had always struggled to find a suit that fitted him properly. So in 2005, Mark set up bespoke men’s tailor Wil Valor, and he has been helping men of all sizes from his … Continue reading

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The sweetest type of local honey

I discovered an amazing secret treasure map, that I am going to share with you! A map of 95 local honey producers across Australia. It is a community run map supporting local bees and their stewards.  The site only lists producers … Continue reading

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hankies for heartbreak

I have somehow honed a skill of collecting “things” for charities and causes. In 2009 it was approximately 7000 pairs of pyjamas for foster kids via The Pyjama Foundation, in 2008 it was around 4,500 teddy bears for orphans in overseas orphanages … Continue reading

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Top ten Brisbane Christmas party or function venues with a difference

What if your end of year celebration with friends or work Christmas party could help end homelessness, give hope and employ a person with a disability or fund unique social projects across our state?  Well guess what – it can! … Continue reading

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