DOING GOOD DEEDS
How We Walk Our Talk...
“Every time you do a good deed you shine the light a little farther into the dark. And the thing is, when you're gone that light is going to keep shining on, pushing the shadows back.” ― Charles de Lint
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia, and recognise their continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past, present and emerging
” Everyone’s future is in their [own] hands. So if you want a good future, think good thoughts, speak good words, and do good actions. That is enough. ” —Sri Sakthi Amma.
Taking a human birth is THE greatest privilege and blessing anyone can have. Consider this, it is only humans that have the capacity to do good for another.
Doing good deeds for other people, animals, communities or the environment, cultivates positive virtues that create good experiences in our life. Serving others is the ultimate selfish act because when we do good for others, our lives are blessed.
The ancient Vedic scriptures refer to the principle of ‘seva’ or an act of selfless service that aims to protect, help and provide for underprivileged humans, animals and our planet. It is an act performed without any desire for reciprocation, self interest or reward. It is said that seva brings us closer to our own Divinity or highest version self.
Self Confessed Do Gooders!
Since our inception, we have given back. We know that giving back to others brings a deep connection and sense of purpose that fuels and promotes our united efforts.
As trusted advisors and spiritual mentors to leaders, executives, entrepreneurs and teams, we help implement purpose, meaning and proven social impact policies that drive the ‘triple bottom line’: profit; people; and planet.
By incorporating social impact at a grass roots level, we have helped individuals and businesses around the world make their mark, win awards, attain major endorsements, funding and, above all, feel good about doing something that really matters to them.
We partner with charities around the globe through fundraising, raising awareness, socially responsible travel, sharing networks, board positions and offering scholarships for marginalised women and communities.
We invite you to join us in DOING GOOD DEEDS for our fellow people, planet and species. As part of our community of evolved conscious world changers, you can make a massive difference.
We and our charity partners thank you for your support.
We have teamed up with Reconciliation Australia to formalise our commitment to fostering relationships between Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians, through a RAP (Reconciliation Action Plan).
Based around the core pillars of relationships, respect and opportunities, RAP’s:
- provide tangible and substantive benefits for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples increasing economic equity and supporting First nations determination
- assist businesses to embed the principles and purpose of reconciliation. The RAP network is a diverse group of over 1,100 organisations that directly impacts over 3 millions Australians at work every day.
Our business partners with Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to create opportunities for working together, fostering better lives and greater awareness of the diversity and wisdom of cultures.
SUPPORTING INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS
The Watarrka Foundation…
is committed to the creation of thriving, independent and self-reliant aboriginal communities living on their ancestral land.
They aim to achieve this by working directly and collaboratively with like minded organisations.
Focussed on young people, they deliver programs that support a sustainable environment, education, healthy lifestyles and independent livelihoods for Aboriginal communities in the Watarrka region.
Their aim is to develop leadership values amongst the children, so as to create the leaders of tomorrow, who are inspired to care for their legacy and that can show others the way.
We partner with The Watarrka Foundation to offer socially responsible retreats to sacred Indigenous lands.
We work closely with Remote Tours to generate income through genuine cultural exchanges on sacred land with closed communities in Central Australia.
10% of all proceeds from our retreats go the the Watarrka Foundation.
BREAKING THE CYCLE OF CRIME
Founded in 2014 by two serving Senior Prison Officers at HMP Leeds, Tempus Novo operates within prisons to identify offenders committed to transforming their lives.
Upon release, these prisoners continue to work with Tempus Novo to gain employment whilst also receiving hands on mentorship and support for a minimum of 12 months.
The Tempus Novo model is based on being bespoke, personal and sustainable. They work with a growing number of employers who share the same vision and are willing to give ex-offenders a second chance.
We support Tempus Novo through business mentorship and sit on the Board of Tempus Novo Australia.
SERVING THE UNDER PRIVILEGED
A SOUND LIFE…
is the first Australian charity to bring the healing power of music, yoga and meditation as a free service for vulnerable people and communities in hospitals, aged-care, disability and mental health facilities.
ASL’s mission is to empower people in need, to become more resilient by providing therapeutic yoga, interactive music and mindfulness meditation sessions.
Their sessions are designed to uplift spirits, build positive connections, and restore harmony in hearts and minds.
FEEDING THE HUNGRY AND HOMELESS
Founded by Ronni Kahn AO in 2004 after noticing the huge volume of food going to waste, OzHarvest quickly grew to become Australia’s leading food rescue organisation.
“Food is at our core, saving surplus food from ending up in landfill and delivering it to charities that help feed people in need.”
Oz Harvest are committed to halving food waste by 2030, inspiring and influencing others to do the same, and transforming lives through education.
SAVING ANIMALS FROM EXTINCTION
The Orangutan Project
The Orangutan Project is dedicated to saving the orangutan, led by wildlife experts that have been working for over 20 years to protect orangutans.
We partner with them through donations and raising awareness to assist their mission to protect orangutans from extinction.
End Extreme Poverty
Community-based and African-led, Village Enterprise is working to end extreme poverty in rural Africa.
With over 30 years of experience working in rural Africa, the Village Enterprise team is guided by our core values of ubuntu, passion, integrity, innovation, and sustainability. We work closely with the communities we serve to create and implement solutions that build self-reliance, financial inclusion, and resilience.
PLANTING TREES, WASTE RECYCLING & EDUCATION
Planting a tree is the greatest service you can do for the world, as every living being on this planet will benefit
is a non-profit environmental programme that grows and plants trees, manages 2 tonnes of waste each day with its Zero-Waste Management Programme and educates local school kids in all things about Mother Earth.
Based in rural South India and founded by living saint Sri Sakthi Amma, Green Sakthi is a collective committed to deepening the relationship between people and nature.
We partner with Green Sakthi to support them in fundraising, raising awareness and getting involved in any way we can.