Monthly Donation to Grassroots Indigenous Project/Organisation
We donate $5 from every sale to different grassroots Indigenous project or organisation that change throughout the year. Customers also have the option to add their own donation, of any amount, at checkout.
We are currently supporting:
Bee & Jo from Dreamtime Aroha are proud married Indigenous women with three amazing dogs living in Meanjin. They make beautiful Aboriginal Jarjums for all children.
"We started to make them after our young niece came home from daycare and said that she did not want to be Blak any more and she wanted to scrub her skin off, at this point we found out there was no representation of Blak dolls at her kindy and we set out to change that.
This is only a new business but people have been amazing and receptive to it and understand the importance of having representation of all colours made available to all children.
We would ultimately like to raise enough money to be able to deliver to children across Australia."
You can donate to Dreamtime Aroha's GoFundMe Page to help them send their Jarjums to nominated communities across the country: https://www.gofundme.com/f/jarjums-for-kids
We have previously supported:
Gumbaynggirr Giingana Freedom School
The Gumbaynggirr Giingana Freedom School is an independent school centred on Gumbaynggirr culture, language, and philosophy. Set for opening in 2022, GGFS will be the first bilingual School of Aboriginal language established in NSW and is the culmination of the vision and passion of the Gumbaynggirr people to prioritise their culture and language at the forefront of their children's learning.
The school is located in the heartland of Gumbaynggirr country in Coffs Harbour, NSW and will commence with 15 enrolments from K-2, with 100% Aboriginal student enrolment.
The School will be administered by Bularri Muurlay Nyanggan Aboriginal Corporation (BMNAC).
Children's Ground is creating change with communities who have been devastated by entrenched inequity and disadvantage. Designed with First Nations people, and championing First Nations knowledge and practice, Children’s Ground builds on the ability, strength and culture of communities while responding to trauma and creating opportunities. Working where people live, Children’s Ground builds generational change by supporting each child, in every family within a community over a 25-year period.Children’s Ground implements long-term, community-driven strategies to redress systemic inequity for First Nations people, addressing issues that perpetuate the cycle of intergenerational poverty and disadvantage including lack of access to education and employment opportunities.
You can read more about the important work of Children's Ground, and make a donation, on their website: https://childrensground.org.au/
Bus for Black Families
My big sis Lizzy’s fundraising work to buy a bus to help transport the families of those who have died in custody.
Their fight for justice necessitates a lot of travel around the country, and families need their own transport for safety reasons. The fundraiser aims to buy a bus that will belong to a person who has had several family members murdered by the state to help all mob who need it.
If you would like to contribute your own donation of any amount, you can donate directly to their Paypal here.
Happy Boxes Project
This organisation aims to empower women in remote corners of Australia by alleviating the barriers of accessing basic needs. If you are interested in supporting such an important organisation check out their website to learn how you can donate, build, and send Happy Boxes.
The Dhadjowa Foundation was established to support the fight to stop Black deaths in custody, by amplifying and supporting the voices of families whose loved ones have died in custody.
Almost 30 years on from the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody in 1991, there have been at least 439 Black deaths in custody and not a single criminal conviction for those responsible. Families who experience the injustice of Black deaths in custody must deal with a whole range of procedural, media and campaigning issues, as well as legal decisions, at a time when they are still grieving and in shock. This creates great financial strain at an already difficult time.In order to achieve institutional change, community-led infrastructure needs to be established so families can be supported to fulfil their potential as powerful advocates.
You can read more about their powerful mission, and make a donation, here.
Prints donated to the Maksville Maternity Ward on Gumbaynggirr Country to hang proudly in the birthing rooms.
To empower women birthing on country and enable them to feel strength from seeing ancient birthing caves depicted in these paintings, and draw on their ancestral and matriarchal energy.