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
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.
More information about Light Up Kenya can be found on
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
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.
Find out more on Karmacurrency.com.au.
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.
Find out more on Toms.com.