SHACK joins B1G1 Business for Good
We are very excited to announce that SHACK has joined Buy1 Give1 (B1G1) a global business giving initiative with a mission to create a world full of giving to those less fortunate.
Set up to help small and medium size businesses, B1G1 gives SHACK the opportunity to make a social impact by supporting causes and projects around the world. From giving access to safe drinking water in Cambodia, to buying bricks to build a classroom in Nepal, to providing education to disadvantaged children in India, to giving farmer tools and training in Milawi.
There are thousands of social projects that are being run tirelessly by dedicated people with little or no funding, and through the continued support of our customers SHACK can help contribute to these worthy causes.
Every purchase you make at SHACK will count as a giving impact as we donate a portion of each sale to the three chosen causes each month. Customers will be asked to select a heart token and place it in the jar of the cause they feel most strongly about. At the end of each month, we will tally up the tokens across our three stores and donate to each cause in proportion to the number of tokens received in each jar.
The causes we are supporting for March:
Provide Book-keeping Skills for a Woman in Milawi
This program aims to impart women who are establishing their own business with relevant financial literacy skills to record transactions, enabling them to support their familites and contribute to their livelihood.
Fund an Anti-trafficking Education Outreach Officer in Cambodia
Fund an Anti-trafficking Education Officer to visit girls and their families in rural communities. The Officers are university educated Cambodians, trained to identify girls at high risk of being targeted by traffickers. They understand the challenges faced by rural families living in poverty, and are dedicated to helping girls on the program to stay in school.
Provide Safe Drinking Water in Cambodia
The poorest families in the rural villages often don’t have access to potable water, relying on natural waterways to meet their needs. Regularly ill from preventable water-borne illnesses such as diarrhoea, they find themselves unable to go to work or school for extended periods of time, and often families have to take out loans to cover everyday bills or even larger loans to pay for medical treatment.
If there are any causes you feel strongly about from the list of projects on B1G1, please email us as we’d love to hear from you!
Stay tuned as we plan to share our number of giving impacts made to the worthy causes each month. For more information on the B1G1 initiative visit b1g1.com