Brightgreen has now extended the scope of its Light Up Kenya charity initiative by offering gift vouchers just in time for Christmas.

The Light Up Kenya project by the Melbourne based LED lighting company has received great response from consumers who have helped install several solar LED kits in Kenyan homes.

Brightgreen rounds up its top five Christmas gifts that give twice for this festive season.

The Brightgreen Light Up Kenya Project

For its Light Up Kenya initiative, Brightgreen offers a gift voucher worth $90.00 AUD, which will help install a solar-powered LED lighting kit for a family in Kenya in the name of a family member or loved one.

Brightgreen CEO David O’Driscoll explains that renewable and easy-to-maintain lighting can drastically improve the life quality of entire rural Kenyan communities, improving respiratory health, as well as financial and social development. He adds that the gift represents the true spirit of giving this Christmas; by lighting up a home in Kenya, the gift will keep giving for years to come.

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The Shop for Change

Curating some of the best ethically sound jewellery, gifts, clothing and stationary sourced from around the world, The Shop For Change connects shoppers with the artisans who make each item. Its online store includes jewellery crafted from recycled Cambodian brass bullets, fabric goods woven in rural Thailand and decorative paper goods handmade in Nepal.

Each product is listed alongside the social impact its purchase will have, including issues such as health and wellness services, gender equality support and access to education. The Shop for Change can be found on

Taaluma Totes: Carry A Country

Established by two world travellers hailing from Virginia, USA, Taaluma Totes manufactures a range of backpacks made of fabrics sourced from developing countries, only to return the profit from their sales to those regions. Taaluma supports producers from Ghana, Indonesia, Uganda, India, Guatemala, the Ivory Coast, Thailand, Mali, Rwanda, Kenya and Vietnam.

Taaluma totes can be purchased online for $65.00 US via

Karma Currency

The Karma Currency Foundation provides tax-deductible gift vouchers that can be redeemed against a wide variety of charity gifts on its website. The innovative gifting ideas include sponsoring education in the Philippines, empowering women in business, providing housing for the homeless and caring for neglected animals.

The vouchers can be purchased for as little as $2 with the Foundation having raised over $3.6 million dollars for charity initiatives around the world.

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Representing the one-for-one commerce movement whereby one person in need is helped for every one person who purchases from a company, Toms donates one pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair of shoes it sells. Since its establishment in 2006, the company has given over 35 million pairs of shoes to those who need them most in over 60 countries around the world.

Toms’ Christmas offerings include classic woven and knitted styles, leather boots and stocking fillers such as tote bags and travel mugs.

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