There’s no time like Christmas to encourage people to gift a cause instead of you.
“Hey instead of buying me another decoration to put on top of my window pelmet box, make a donation to PayTheRent.”
We’ve all seen the ads for buying goats, wells or solar panels for people around the world. Let’s not forget the less well off in Australia as well. Our First Nation people die eight years younger, are 12 times more likely to go to prison and earn two thirds of the average Australian. This systemic racism against them is not only inhumane, it denies a thousand centuries of accumulated knowledge about living sustainably on this continent.
Pay it forward. ANTaR, PayTheRent, Reconciliation Australia and IAHA are all organisations that welcome your financial support.
Look it up
Check out the causes you want to support. We checked out the organisations recommended above. Not all charities are so straightforward and honest, however. Some do not get a very large percentage of the the money to those in need and some forms of aid result in unexpected outcomes. Voluntourism, for example, can increase costs for locals.