BB BETTER:

 CHARITY PARTNERS

Beginning Boutique’s commitment is simple; we want to be better and do better, for the planet, for the people, and for the future.

We recognise our ability to give back and are so excited to be able to dedicate a space for our corporate charity partners to educate and inspire.

We pledge to donate 1% of all proceeds to our charity partners.

Supporting diversity and equality aligns with the values of Beginning Boutique through our BB Better commitment to do better for the People & our Future. We are delighted to be recognised as a Corporate Partner of Stars Foundation.

The mission of Stars Foundation is to support and enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls and young women to make active choices towards realising their full potential in all aspects of their development and wellbeing. Since it was founded in 2015, Stars has contributed significantly to improving education and health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young women by providing full-time, in-school mentoring and engagement programs.

A good education is one factor most likely to reduce Indigenous disadvantage in Australia. In 2019, Stars saw 91 per cent of its senior students complete Year 12. At the end of June 2020, 91 per cent of Stars 2019 graduates had successfully transitioned into full-time work or further study. The average rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait girls and young women is 65%.

Beginning Boutique’s donation will help the organisation to employ more than 40 Mentors, and help fund full-time, intensive educational, social and emotional support, fund extra-curricular activities and excursions, as well as school materials such as uniforms and technology.

Our partnership with Greenfleet has been established to support our native biodiverse forestry within Australia and New Zealand, while also committing to do better for the Planet & the Future, by neutralising the impact of carbon emissions.

Greenfleet has been in operation for over 23 years as a leading environmental not-for-profit-organisation, supporting over 500 forests and 9.4 million trees. By strategically sourcing land, Greenfleet has been able to obtain agreements to protect all of their forestry and trees for 100 years. This allows for the full carbon offsetting abilities of the trees throughout their lifetime to assist in minimising industrial carbon emissions.

As a fashion retailer our biggest environmental impact as a brand is through our manufacture process and freight. Neutralising our carbon emissions produced through these processes by donating to Greenfleet and contributing to native restoration projects is reducing our carbon footprint and improving our Planet & Future.

Beginning Boutique’s aim is to offset more than 10,000 tonnes of CO2 - equivalent to the production of approximately 400,000 t-shirts this year.

Minus18 are champions for LGBTQIA+ young people. Leading change, building social inclusion, and advocating for an Australia where all young people are safe, empowered, and surrounded by people that support them.

Funds donated will be put towards supporting schools during IDAHOBIT, including providing Free Pride Packs for classrooms and delivering subsidized workshops for schools.

This will support thousands of students who will celebrate the day around Australia, championing visibility and inclusion in our schools.

Other Recently Supported Charities

  • Endometriosis Australia
  • White Ribbon
  • Kids Help Line
  • Beyond Blue
  • Rural Aid
  • Salvation Army
  • RSPCA
  • Endeavour Foundation
  • Port Macquarie Koala Hospital
  • Red Cross Australia
  • Communities United Against Police Brutality
  • GoFundMe for David Dungay

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