Support social enterprises dealing with domestic and family violence issues
If you're looking for some social-good gift ideas, try these social enterprises supporting people impacted by domestic and family violence.
Every time you purchase a gift, consider buying from a social enterprise or community organisation to give the extra gift of social impact. Products from Westpac Foundation’s community partners, like the enterprises below, are not only unique and environmentally mindful, they help create jobs and training opportunities for people overcoming barriers to work.
Two Good Co - provides restaurant quality, chef-designed meals, and salon quality body care packs to the public and women’s refuges. The business model is based on the philosophy, ‘you buy one, we give one’. There is a minimum spend and it leans toward catering and corporates – there are packs you can order with a minimum spend. Two Good also employs women from refuges to help in the enterprise.
Yiayia Next Door Cookbook - When Daniel and Luke Mancuso lost their beloved mother Teresa to domestic violence, the Greek grandmother next door stepped in and started looking after them, passing home-cooked meals over the fence. Now we can all enjoy Yiayia's home cooking, with this collection of traditional recipes from her kitchen and those of yiayias all around Australia.
Mettle - a national gift delivery service dealing in gift boxes, vouchers, books and prints. mettle employs women who have experienced homelessness as a result of domestic & family violence. Mettle equips survivors of domestic and family violence with skills, confidence, and financial security required to secure and maintain employment and in turn, safe and stable housing.
Women’s and girls’ emergency centre (WAGEC) – Women’s and Girls’ Emergency Centre (WAGEC) grassroots organisation that supports women and families in crisis and advocates for social change in the community. Shop Digital gift cards, art prints, T-shirts, tote bags, T-towels, stationery for mums with a bit of the feminist in their personality.
May is Domestic Family Violence Prevention Month. Choosing to buy from enterprises which support this critical work plays a part in ensuring the financial health of those organisations and what they are then able to do for the women and families they support.
For more information and opportunities see the Westpac Foundation Social Enterprise Gift Guide.