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Make your presents felt this Christmas

15 Dec 2016

This Christmas period, Australians are projected to spend a record $48 billion. But what if that money was channelled into gifts that had a social purpose? More and more people are looking to make a more positive impact with their gift giving this year, and the good news is that there are plenty of options to choose from:

Good Spender – a partnership between Social Traders and Australia Post, Good Spender is an online marketplace that connect consumer who want to make a difference with social enterprises. They’re a great place to go for both gifts and Christmas decorations, cards and clothing.

HoMie – through sales of HoMie’s streetwear clothing, they aim to eradicate local homelessness through their retail training and employment program and provide a dignified shopping experience for people experiencing homelessness through their ‘VIP Shopping Days’.

Letsact.com.au – Why not consider donating to a socially-minded project on your loved-ones’ behalf? A donation at this time of year could provide school supplies for children fleeing domestic violence, or provide front line health care to people sleeping experiencing homelessness.

The Body Shop – For every specially selected Christmas gift you purchase from the Body Shop, they’ll help protect endangered species and restore 1 square metre of rainforest.