December is traditionally a time of gift-giving and scrambling to find the perfect something for the special people in your life.
As the world’s mindset shifts towards being sustainable, many people now give donations and support charities and not-for-profits instead of buying physical gifts for people.
As the largest Australian owned coworking space, Hub Australia is home to many amazing NFP’s and charities working to improve the world, whether it be through providing healthcare to indigenous Australians or supporting global entrepreneurs in developing countries.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the amazing NFP’s working in Hub Australia’s coworking spaces – all very worthy causes you can support this December, and meaningful gifts to give to your loved ones.
Health & Sustainability
Her Heart is committed to working with women to raise awareness of heart disease and increase women’s chances of avoiding and/or surviving this ‘silent killer’.
Her Heart aims to decrease the deaths from this disease by 50% by 2025.
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.
It’s one of the most common gifts, but giving wine is a classic win every year!
The Wateryard is a social enterprise, established with the goal of utilising Australia’s world-leading wine industry as an instrument to fund impactful social projects in remote Australia.
In Australia more than 2/3 of all outback communities rely on contaminated and untreated drinking water – all The Wateryard’s profits are invested directly, funding clean water initiatives for those who need it most.
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.
It does so by supporting high impact projects in the short-term and building an endowment in the long-term to enable this valuable work to continue.
Pets of the Homeless Australia provides food, veterinary care and other support to pet owners in need, helping people who are at risk of or currently experiencing homelessness by making sure their companion pets are well looked after.
Making a donation is a simple way to show support to people experiencing homelessness, helping keep people and their pets together.
InLife is an online disability support and service provider, with online tools that connect a dedicated team of assistants to people in need of disability support services.
Launched with the rollout of the NDIS in 2015 by David Clarke and Louise Dunkley, the non-profit organisation provides a system for those in need of assistance to select their own schedules and carers so they can focus on living their lives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Play It On is an international nonprofit organisation which aims to strengthen children’s right to play by recycling sports gear across borders. In collaboration with its Ugandan partner organisation, CECOD, Play It On offers an educational sports program, which allows travellers and local sports clubs to engage in promoting play internationally and to support Ugandan school children’s access to sports gear.
Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) makes a difference in 24 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Pacific, working with highly skilled volunteers and local partners to provide skills and training directly to communities in need.
VSO aims to bring people together to fight poverty by upskilling, training, and educating communities with the help of professionals sharing their skills.
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 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!)