Giving Back

Every decision we make, every product we sell, every moving part of our business is examined through the lens of how we can contribute positively to earth and to humanity.

Sustainable development goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or Global Goals are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. The SDGs were set up in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly (UN-GA) and are intended to be achieved by the year 2030.

Every project on our platform is aligned with supporting one or more of the sustainable development goals. This means every purchase you make at Kindbox.com is getting us closer to achieving a fairer world for people and a healthier planet.

How much do we give?

We are a social enterprise – which means we have a “defined primary social, cultural or environmental purpose consistent with a public or community benefit”*, and we invest at least 50% of our profits to this purpose.

At Kindbox, that is exactly what we do. A minimum of 50% of the profit from every item you buy from us is reinvested back into community programs, charities or not for profits. Where those profits go is determined by you.

Learn more about our giving back model here.

*Source: https://www.socialtraders.com.au/news/what-is-a-social-enterprise

What makes us different from many other social enterprises?

We allow consumers to shop with not only the environment in mind, but also with the knowledge that every purchase is making a real and tangible difference in somebody else’s life. Our projects have been carefully selected and vetted to allow change to happen where it is needed the most. 

In addition, our giving model is very transparent and generous compared to many other companies that operate as a ‘social enterprise’. Every product on our platform has a set dollar amount that will be donated upon purchase. 

Most social enterprises calculate their donation at the end of the financial year. If little or no profit is made, little or no donation is made. We don’t like this! And nor should you. Companies can easily absorb profits by paying larger than warranted salaries, inflated company director fees, bonuses and more. How common is this in the social enterprise world? We don’t know (though there are many proven cases that it happens) – but the unknown is enough for us to decide to do things differently and more transparently so we can give you the confidence that every purchase you make is creating change where it’s needed. 

We're in the business of education with purpose

With our sister platform – Upschool.co, we’re working with schools across the globe to empower children to make a difference. Within this platform, we provide students with the skills, inspiration and support to solve real-world problems that have meaningful and long-term impacts.on communities across the world.

Every child on the planet should have access to a quality education, and wherever possible, education should be free. At Upschool, we are bringing both of these realities to life.

Every project on our platform is aligned with supporting one or more of the sustainable development goals. This means every purchase you make at Kindbox.com is getting us closer to achieving a fairer world for people and a healthier planet.

We believe in student empowerment

We believe that true education allows students to find purpose and have an impact on the world around them. When children are empowered to feel that they can make real and meaningful changes in the lives of others, they develop the confidence, resilience and empathy to live their lives in a way that will make the future brighter for everyone involved. The only constant in education is change, and that change starts with you!

Our focus: driving educational equality

Along with the other amazing projects on the platform we support, educational equality is a focus for us. Over the course of the last 5 years, we have built schools in some of the most remote parts of the Himalayas, libraries throughout the sub-continent and two of the largest teacher training centers in Nepal. Our aim is to continue this journey by bringing a balance of educational equality and sustainability to communities in need.