ETHICAL GIFT REGISTRY
Here you will find small personal charities or social enterprises that are working towards a kinder world.
By trading in traditional wedding gifts to contribute to something bigger, your wedding can become a force for social change. Imagine that, weddings changing the world!
“The purpose of life is to give life purpose.”
OUR GROWING LIST OF CHARITIES
Offspring Project: A transition and freedom business for survivors of sex trafficking in India.
Many young women rescued from Sex Trafficking struggle to face the reality of what being free actually means. How can she be hopeful about the future when she has no money to return home with; or her family sold her so it’s too dangerous to return home; or she fears the stigma that would be put on her if she does return home? Unfortunately, all too often, these young women head straight back into the situation from which they were rescued.
Offspring provides a safe space, equipping survivors with a fighting chance to achieve a high self-worth among others in society. Endeavouring to develop their employment skills, education and value as a precious individual, Offspring provides counseling and rehabilitation services helping women re-build their lives.
Pollinate Energy: A social enterprise focussed on bringing solar to those living in urban poverty in India.
Pollinate Energy brings life-changing products straight to families’ doorsteps, educating customers about products and providing payment plans to make them affordable. We do this through a network of door-to-door sales people – our Pollinators.
Pollinators are local Indian men and women who come from disadvantaged backgrounds but have an entrepreneurial spirit and want to make a difference in their own communities. Through Pollinate Energy, they get the opportunity to start their own business going door-to-door in slum communities selling life-changing solar lights.
There are many ways in which you can support Pollinate in addition to donating. A twice yearly volunteering trip allows professionals to bring their skills to life in India, or you can even purchase a nifty Pollinate solar light yourself!
HOW IS OUR GIFT REGISTRY DIFFERENT?
Any couple that chooses to support a charity through their wedding have hearts of gold, and we strive to make you feel valued and appreciated for your contribution.
We go beyond simply an online platform for making donations. When you make an enquiry with us, you’ll chat with a real person, either by phone, skype or even over coffee if it’s convenient. You’ll learn exactly what difference your gift will make, and potentially also have the option of supporting a particular project of your choice.
We’ll then get in touch with your chosen charity or social enterpise, and arrange for them to send you a tangible thank-you gift for display at your wedding. This allows your guests to make a connection to the cause you have supported together.
You may even wish to visit your charity and see the impact your gift has made with your own eyes? Because no amount of stuff can compare to the feeling of having brought joy to others.
“THE BEST WAY TO FEEL LOVE IS TO GIVE IT AWAY”
NEALE DONALD WALSCH.