Dr. Bronner's is pleased to continue its All-One Australia Initiative in 2023 as part of the wider All-One International program which launched in 2020. The program seeks to ensure mission-aligned advocacy is supported by the markets that Dr. Bronner’s sells its products in around the world, which is at the heart of the company’s continuing global growth and expansion. Through this initiative, at a minimum, 1% of Dr. Bronner’s sales to the Australian market each year will be donated to local advocacy efforts in support of social justice, animal advocacy, and environmental sustainability. Through the All-One Australia program, Dr. Bronner’s Australia can increase its local impact.
As part of this year's program, Dr. Bronner's has donated $7,936 each to Eat Up, Edgar's Mission and Seed Mob. Read on to learn more about these organisations and why we have chosen to support them.
It's hard to believe that in Australia children frequently arrive at school without the food they need to fuel their growing bodies and brains. Missing out on lunch has a big impact on children, with hunger causing fatigue and poor concentration. This commonly leads to learning difficulties and behavioral problems in school, with disadvantaged children falling further behind their peers.
Each week Eat Up makes and delivers over 20,000 lunches directly to schools for vulnerable children. Eat Up is Australia’s only organisation providing free lunches to students on a national scale. To date it has provided over 2.9 million lunches to Aussie kids in need and is on track to grow and increase its support of schools by 25% this financial year which will be an exciting achievement for its team, and a huge win for the many more thousands of kids it will be able to feed!
Eat Up’s Annual Sandwich Appeal is on Friday 3rd November, which coincides with National Sandwich Day. It is aiming to raise $50,000 to provide lunch to hungry Aussie kids and ensure they get the fuel they need to learn, grow and succeed at school.
Why did we choose to support Eat Up?
Dr. Bronner’s believes in social justice. We support organisations working for racial justice, gender equity, LGBTQ+ equality, human rights, addressing homelessness and poverty, working for immigration reform, drug policy reform, criminal justice reform, and working for fair trade and fair pay.
How you can further support Eat Up:
This Annual Sandwich Appeal, you can provide lunch for an Australian school child and help them get the fuel they need to concentrate, learn and grow. Click here to find out more.
Edgar’s Mission is a not-for-profit sanctuary for rescued farmed animals with a vision for a humane and just world for all. Through education, outreach, advocacy, community enrichment and tours, it encourages people to expand their circle of compassion to include all animals.
As custodians of this planet, humans have designated some animals ‘friends’ and some animals ‘food’. Yet all animals share a need and desire to experience a life with joy, meaning and purpose. They also share a similar capacity to suffer. Edgar’s Mission provides us with a glimpse into a different world – a world of kindness.
Why did we choose to support Edgar’s Mission?
Dr. Bronner’s believes all animals should be treated with respect for their well-being and be protected from abuse, cruelty, and suffering. We support organisations working to address the terrible plight of factory farmed animals, promote more compassionate and sustainable lifestyle choices, and defend ocean wildlife around the world.
How you can join the moo-vement and further support Edgar's Mission:
Edgar's Mission is currently wrapping up Be Kind to Animals Week, its annual advocacy campaign. All animals need and deserve kindness, regardless of how they look… and it all begins with you! Take Edgar's Mission's fun pledge and get free inspiring tips and recipes, plus go in the draw to win a hamper here. To find out more about donating and volunteering, visit the Edgar's Mission website.
Seed is Australia’s first Indigenous youth climate network. It is building a movement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people for climate justice and has a vision for a just and sustainable future with strong cultures and communities, powered by renewable energy.
This year Seed has been busy recruiting and has now officially hired every role that was mapped in its new organisational chart. It has also competed professional development training for staff and hosted three out of four regional training camps. So far, these camps have brought together over 60+ volunteers. The last one will be held in Western Australia at the end of October, for volunteers living in both WA and the Northern Territory.
Why did we choose to support Seed?
Dr. Bronner’s believes in treating the Earth like home. We support organisations working to defend, protect, and preserve the natural world through advocacy, education, and policy change, especially, in support of efforts to mitigate and combat climate change. We also support organisations working for racial justice, human rights and addressing homelessness and poverty.
How you can further support Seed:
Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing humanity, but Seed also knows it is an opportunity to create a more just and sustainable world. To find out more or join the community, visit the Seed website here.