Archive for the ‘Community Care’ Category

We'd love your help, and we need your advice and suggestions! In the wake of news that Somalia is in the grip of a devastating famine, we've decided to create a pendant whose profits will be donated to famine relief. The pendant will belong to the Poetic Pieces Collection and retail for around A$55. Our plan is to keep it as an ongoing ...

We’re giving 3% of our sales from the Melbourne Gift Fair this August to Melbourne charity, FareShare. FareShare’s amazing contribution to the world is that it rescues food to feed the hungry. They are a small, non-profit organization, which decided to do something about all the food that’s wasted every day – meat, fruit and vegetables that don’t look perfect and are ...

Last December we pledged a percentage of our sales to support Kesayang Ikang Papa Orphanage in Gianyar, Bali Indonesia. Kesayan Ikang Papa is home to a group of mentally and physically challenged children, the majority of whom are deaf. The orphanage aims to provide the children in its care with skills that they can use when they’re ready to leave school. As ...

Blue Turtles is supporting the Grow Foundation with a donation of jewellery to be auctioned off at their launch and fundraising dinner. You’re invited to attend this event, and to learn about the revolutionary approach that’s helping children affected by the likes of Down Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy and other neurological disorders to live more fulfilled, better integrated lives - and how the Grow Foundation helps affected families to access this help. The details ...

We thought about how we could contribute something meaningful to help those heavily affected by January's floods in Queensland and Victoria, and now those impacted by cyclone Yasi, and we realized that, rather than limit ourselves to a personal donation, we could leverage the power of the Poetic Pieces Collection, ...

Last year we ran 2 fundraisers for 2 separate orphanages in Bali. We visited both orphanages during our current trip. The Jodie O’shea Orphanage Back in August last year we pledged to donate 5% of our Melbourne Gift Fair sales to the Jodie O’shea Orphanage in Bali. We visited the orphanage for their Christmas party during our current Bali visit, and we ...

Lots of shop owners are having a hard time at the moment - not so much the gift shops that sell unique pieces, but the small local book shops, and stores that sell the same items that the department stores also stock. The big guys, who have lots of advantages, are undercutting them. Support your local shops and small businesses and buy from them! If they're more expensive than Amazon or the big ...

For the month of December, Blue Turtles is donating 3% of our sales proceeds to the Kesayang Ikang Papa Orphanage in Gianyar, Bali. So when you purchase a Blue Turtles product, you’re providing a gift for the children at Kesayan Ikang Papa too. Kesayan Ikang Papa caters to the needs of 60 mentally or physically challenged children, providing them with either a home, schooling or both.  The aim of Kesayang Ikang Papa is ...

We do as much shopping as we can at small grocery stores and delis, rather than at large supermarkets, and when we do visit supermarkets, we avoid buying the "home brands" (those products sold in the supermarket chain's own packaging). Why? Because when we do this, our purchasing power helps to support diverse smaller businesses and the people who depend on them, rather than simply adding to the wealth of a select few ...

In early August we pledged to donate 5% of our Melbourne Gift Fair sales to the Jodie O’Shea Orphanage in Bali. The orphanage, established and run by Australian woman Alison Chester and her Indonesian husband Yanto, cares for about 40 children. You can learn more about them by visiting http://CareForKidsBali.com/ Thanks to a good and vibrant show, we’ve raised a few thousand dollars for the orphanage. A big thanks to those retailers who played a ...

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