We Change Lives
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So much more than just giving. This is business giving that transforms.
Being part of B1G1, we bring new purpose, new meaning and relevance in our business by embedding giving right to the core of what we do.
IIn 2007, a group of small-business owners had an idea. They asked, “What would happen if we
all gave back just by doing the things we do every day?” It was a question that deeply inspired
Three years and a great undertaking later, they were able to design the systems and
processes necessary to make it work, and their dream is now a reality. The initiative was
originally called Buy 1 Give 1, backed by the idea that companies would make a giving impact
with each designated business transaction. Today, the BIG1 initiative has more than 2,100
businesses from around the world—each making significant impacts every day.
B1G1 is a social enterprise and non-profit organization with a mission to create a world full of
giving. Unlike conventional giving models, B1G1 helps small- and medium-sized businesses
achieve more social impact by embedding giving activities into everyday business operations
and creating unique giving stories. Every business transaction (and as a result, the business’
day-to-day activity) can impact lives for as little as just one cent.
Our Giving Stories
Make a priceless contribution and sponsor the education fees of one disadvantaged child for one month (20 school days). Every child should be entitled to the basic privilege of a proper education but are often unable to attend school because their parents cannot afford the cost of schooling or due to social stigma. Hope Foundation has set up AIDS Home of Hope for abandoned HIV/AIDS women and children to meet their physical, emotional, and mental needs.
The Project is managed by : HOPE Foundation
The poorest families in the rural villages often dont have access to potable water, relying on natural waterways to meet their needs. Regularly ill from preventable water-borne illnesses such as diarrhoea, they find themselves unable to go to work or school for extended periods of time, and often families have to take out loans to cover everyday bills or even larger loans to pay for medical treatment. The opportunity cost of these loans is too often a daughters education. By providing a water filter, you are giving the gift of safe drinking water, ongoing health, and financial security.
The Project is managed by : Free To Shine
Address the most pressing problems of India - hunger & illiteracy - by feeding a poor & economically disadvantaged child for 1 day, 1 free meal delivered to the school. The provision of meals has a great impact and helps to liberate the underprivileged from the vicious cycle of poverty and hunger as it encourages parents to enrol their children into local schools, encourages children to attend classes regularly, as well as improve the attention span of children.
The Project is managed by : Punaruthan Voluntary Organisation
Imagine not being able to see because you could not afford to buy glasses. Many Indonesians who are stranded in the lower socio-economic group lack the access to affordable eyewear and thus are not able to see clearly. Help restore vision to someone who would remain blind otherwise by supporting one pair of free standard glasses.
The Project is managed by : The John Fawcett Foundation
"We took our Grade 6 students to the Summit Adventure Camp this year. They had an absolute ball. The coaches were amazing from the moment we arrived at camp to the moment we left camp. The activities were amazing and the children all pushed themselves out of their comfort zone thanks to the dedicated coaches! Awesome camp!! Would highly recommend. :)"
Katie Blythman - Lyndhurst Primary School