Blogged by: Melbourne Central 07 Dec 2016 View comments
Giving Back this Christmas
Blogged by: Melbourne Central 07 Dec 2016 View comments
At Melbourne Central we are focused on not only making your holiday season special but thinking about how we can be a force for good.  Keep reading to find out which retailers are giving back and how you can participate.

Decjuba is doing more than dressing Australian women in the latest and greatest, they are also donating $1 from each purchase to the charity of your choice and vowing to stop world hunger by 2030. Simply shop to donate -  we can’t think or a more fun way to make a change!

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In 2007 Cotton On started their now well established Cotton On Foundation, the philanthropic arm to their empire focused on developing and supporting in Southern Uganda. Now the Cotton On Foundation has their very own line in over 1000 Cotton On Stores and 100% of the proceeds goes back to the Cotton On Foundation to support those most in need so you know your money is being put to good use. It’s a simple as that.  

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Melbourne icon Gorman is committed to keeping the artistic looking good in a physical sense as well as in a social and ethical way.  25% of all products are certified organic cotton, all shop fit-out materials are recycled or salvaged goods, they even plant one tree for every four customers who say, ‘no’ to a bag with purchase.  In addition to looking after the environment they also donate a significant amount to the community – they support The Royal Children’s Hospital, The Lori Smith Animal Hospital, Save the Children and more.  Whether it’s people, animals or mother earth, Gorman truly cares about giving back.

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If you love Grill’d as much as we do you probably know about their Local Matters program – for each meal you purchase you get to vote to for the local charity of your choice to win $500.  What you may not know is that Grill’d only use produce that is farmed locally: from paddock to plate – no added hormones, no cages, no exceptions making Grill’d the healthiest burgers around. Be good. Do good. Feel good.

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Skincare retailer Kiehl’s has been making women beautiful since 1851 but more recently has be focused in serving local communities around the world. Kiehl’s donates to groups like The Lower East Side Girl’s Club which helps deliver programs in arts, literacy, science, health and leadership for girls and young women to help develop confidence to make a difference in the world. They also developed the limited edition Superbly Restorative Argan Body Lotion with Erykah Badu with all proceeds going towards the Waterkeeper Alliance to provide clean water in 34 countries. Kiehl’s contributions don’t stop there – they support the rain forest, feeding the hungry and rebuilding cities affected by natural disasters.

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You may know that Lush is 100% vegetarian, they only purchase ethical products and they are against animal testing. Now you can help give back by purchasing their Charity Pot hand and body lotion for $14.95 with all proceeds going small grassroots groups in Australian and New Zealand.

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Last but not least is our very own BeeKeeper where you can personalize your very own bag and know that with the purchase of every bag comes a free year of English class for a student.

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