Do you have a desire to give back to causes close to your heart but maybe you’re strapped for cash? Here are five simple ideas to get you started on the road to thrifty philanthropy.
The word philanthropy literally translates to “the love of people.” While we associate the word with gaziollionaires like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, everyone can be a philanthropist. Even if you think your bank balance might suggest otherwise.
Plant-based nutritionist and personal trainer, Giulia Sgro-Ralph shares the reasons and process behind her going vegan.
Giulia explains the benefits of adopting a plant-based diet to the individual, animals and the environment, and how you can make the transition yourself.
Abe Nouk was illiterate when he arrived in Australia from Sudan with his family in 2004, but he had the resolve to learn to read and write. Abe has since been storytelling through spoken word performances, poetry and music to share his experiences as a refugee.
Storytelling is more important than ever. Empathy and understanding are the antitheses of hate and ignorance and I believe that sharing our personal experiences contributes to a more peaceful world.
Abe is not only an author and accomplished spoken word artist himself, he is now helping others build up their own storytelling skills as Founder of Creative Rebellion Youth (C-R-Y). C-R-Y is a creative space for guiding and mentoring young and emerging musicians, writers, spoken word artists and filmmakers.
Like so many others, you may be inspired to start tidying up around your home after watching Marie Kondo’s Netflix series, and that’s great. It’s a win for minimalism – yay! However, once you’re done thanking your items that no longer spark joy, I implore you to please think about three things before you simply throw them ‘away’.
You can make sure that your old joyless things will bring new joy to someone else. Read on for ideas on how you can maximise the benefit of donating your pre-loved items without putting charity shops under pressure. Somebody you will probably never meet will be grateful that you did.
Carly Findlay is a writer, speaker, appearance activist and now author, as her memoir Say Hello hits bookshelves. Carly writes about her skin condition, Ichthyosis on her popular blog as well as various issues around accessibility and discrimination.
In this interview, Carly shares what it’s like to have a visibly different appearance and provides advice and links to helpful resources on how we can all fight discrimination.
Erin Rhoads is the person behind one of Australia’s popular eco lifestyle websites on zero-waste living, therogueginger.com and author of the book Waste Not. Erin is on a mission to help show individuals the big difference we can make by throwing away less.
The zero-waste lifestyle can seem a bit overwhelming to begin with. Here, Erin shares what her own journey was like and how we can all be eco warriors by making simple changes, gradually.
Countless cheap and tacky gifts will be exchanged this month as part of office and family ‘Secret Santas.’ However, this Christmas, why not consider something more meaningful than a novelty tie or singing fish?
Experienced foster carer, Laura Baxter has found fulfillment in providing love and support to young people who need a safe home to grow as individuals, but it doesn’t come without its frustrations. Laura clears up some common misconceptions and provides an insight into the joys of being a foster carer.
So you’ve signed up for that charity challenge and committed to raise funds for a cause you’re passionate about – that’s great! Now what? It’s time to choose your method of fundraising. From head shaves to high teas, there are so many fundraising ideas, so how do you pick the one that’s right for you?