Give the Best Gifts to Make a Difference This Christmas

December is traditionally a time of gift-giving and scrambling to find the best gifts for Christmas, as well as wrapping everything up at the end of the year.

As people’s mindsets shift toward sustainability, many people are making the move to giving donations to support charities and not-for-profits instead of buying physical gifts.

Coworking space Hub Australia is home to many amazing NFP’s and charities working to improve the world, whether it be through providing providing assistance to our veterans or supporting global entrepreneurs in developing countries.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the amazing businesses working in Hub Australia’s coworking spaces – all worthy causes you can support this December, and the best meaningful gifts to give to your loved ones this Christmas.


Summer Foundation

People with disabilities and complex support needs live where and with whom they choose, with access to high-quality housing and support options that enhance health, wellbeing, and participation.

Summer House’s mission is to create, lead and demonstrate long-term sustainable systems change that stops young people from being forced to live in Residential Aged Care because there is nowhere else for them.

Donate Here

Box Rallies

Box Rallies challenge teams to drive cars worth <$1000 across some of Australia’s most formidable roads to raise money for cancer support and research.

The Box Rally event series was founded by James Freeman after he lost both of his parents to cancer 12 months apart. The series is about having fun, and not taking the serious task of raising money for cancer research too seriously.

Donate Here

RedKite

Redkite supports children and young people (24 and under) while they’re fighting cancer. Support includes financial assistance, counselling & group support, and in-hospital support through diagnosis and treatment.

Redkite receives no government funding, relying on the generosity of the community to provide these important services.

Donate Here

Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish make the cherished wishes of children and teenagers battling life-threatening medical conditions come true. Wishes give seriously ill kids hope for the future, strength to face the challenges of their illness and joy from their incredible wish experience.

Make-A-Wish is supported through fundraising, donations, and volunteers, and every donation helps more wishes be fulfilled.

Donate Here

Transparency International Australia

TI Australia (TIA) is part of a global coalition to fight corruption and promote transparency, integrity and accountability at all levels and across all sectors of society, including in government.

TIA is supported by their members, with a range of membership options providing a range of benefits as well as knowing you’re supporting a global organisation working to increase transparency across every sector.

Donate Here

Good Cycles

Good Cycles provides transitional employment pathways for at-risk youth and those facing disadvantage by refurbishing bicycles and educating people. Through the revenue from bike servicing, retail, and course fees, Good Cycles is able to continue tackling social and environmental issues.

Donate or Purchase Here

The Gomo Foundation / Kukura International

Young women without education often face life without choices. The Gomo Foundation exists to empower young African women to enable them to take control of their own lives and reach their potential. In doing so, we aim to foster a society where it is possible for everyone to make their dreams a reality.

Donate Here

Balibo House Trust

The Balibo House Trust honours the memories of the Balibo Five by working with the Balibo community to enrich their lives.

With programs to promote education, skill training, employment and income, and oral health awareness and treatment and more, Balibo House Trust is having a positive impact on the lives of those in Balibo while maintaining a permanent memorial to the five journalists murdered at Balibó in 1975 and to the Balibó people murdered during the Indonesian occupation of Timor-Leste.

Donate Here
Read more: Making a Global Impact with Balibó House Trust

Global Sisters

Global Sisters exists to enable women to be financially independent and stand tall, providing an alternative for women unable to participate in mainstream employment. By removing the barriers they commonly face, self-employment is a viable option.

The Market by Global Sisters supports women producers to start their own business to create beautiful, marketable products with a heart and a story. Every product is handmade, ethical and luxe, and all are perfect gifts for your friends and family this Christmas (and all year round!)

Buy products/gifts here

Play/Pause/Play.

play / pause / play is a project to address this by establishing a new internet radio station that focuses on music relevant to South Australians. 100% Australian music with a big focus on new releases, artists based in Adelaide and artists performing here soon – whether they’re playing at the Grace Emily, Thebarton Theatre or WOMADelaide.

Support Here

Positive Humans

Positive Humans Movement is aiming to actively engage with, and educate, school-aged students on positive behaviours to break the cycle of domestic violence.

Through educational games and programs our aim is to create a more positive mindset as youth move into adulthood, whilst continuing to break down the complexities of domestic violence. 

Support Here

Rainforest Alliance

The Rainforest Alliance is an international non-profit organization working at the intersection of business, agriculture, and forests to make responsible business the new normal. They are building an alliance to protect forests, improve the livelihoods of farmers and forest communities, promote their human rights, and help them mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis.

Donate Here

Bravery Trust

Bravery Trust was created by Veterans in 2012 to address a critical gap.  Bravery Trust’s main purpose is to provide urgent financial assistance to veterans and their families in their time of need.

Bravery Trust doesn’t compete with any other military charity but rather we work with all of them to achieve a better outcome for the people we help.

Donate Here

Keep Victoria Beautiful

Keep Victoria Beautiful is one of Australia’s oldest environmental groups, an independent champion of community action and litter prevention. Keep Victoria Beautiful work with many communities and groups to beautify Victoria’s roadsides, towns, stations and the environment.

Donate here

Give the best gifts this Christmas by supporting a business based in Australia that is helping make a difference to the world!

Hub Australia

Hub Australia brings together hundreds of businesses across the country, each working to change the world in their own way.

As a certified B Corp, Hub Australia is committed to supporting the growth of purpose-driven businesses and having a positive impact on our environment and communities.

To find out how you can kick off your 2020 alongside these amazing businesses, book a tour today!