Purchase for a Purpose
Purchase for a Purpose is an idea that has been in my head since I started this business.
I am a firm believer that every one of us can do something to help others. When I say that to people, they say you should sort yourself out first before you give to others. The question then is….when do you start? Why not just start at the beginning?
Why didn’t I start this sooner? The answer is – because it was not clear to me how to go about it. I gave sporadically to my chosen charity Likhon iThemba over the months but realised there is so much need everywhere and so this idea was born. Everyone has their “thing” that is closest to their heart. It could be abandoned babies, old people, dogs, the environment etc. So why not give people the opportunity to help more than one cause through Purchase for a Purpose?
How Purchase for a Purpose will work
I will put together different items each month that will be the “special of the month”. 10% of the profits from the sale of these items will go to that month’s cause. The items will be sold at a reduced rate for that month. After the month is over, the price will go up slightly but will still be less than you would normally pay. 10% of the profit will continue to be paid over to that cause as long as stocks last.
I realised that I sold products that would work hand in hand with this cause, but wanted a local cause to benefit and so contacted Dale Johnson from #cleanbluelagoon to find out if he would like extra funds to help with the monthly cleanups. Of course he was happy with that and my long incubated idea began. To see the products and the offer, click here.
I hope that my idea will catch on and that I can help many people on an ongoing basis.
July has now come to an end and we are moving into August, which is Women’s Month. I have specially designed notebooks and mugs aimed at women…….pictures and more information to follow. At the end of each month, I will announce the theme for the following month and who will be the beneficiary. Please share this with your friends and family so that they can choose the charity of their choice to support if they wish to do so.