Tis the season to be jolly (fa la la la laaa…). But as we very well know, just because it’s the season of joy, does not mean that everyone’s problems magically disappear. In fact, with all the stress that Christmas and the new year period can bring, it can actually make things worse. That’s why it's SO GOOD that a group of amazing businesses are contributing to a wonderful cause this Christmas that helps you leave a trail of good too.
The Good Xmas Trail has brought together over 45 social enterprises across Australia to offer you products and services that will, in turn, give back to help make a difference and generate more good in our community.
It’s the ultimate feel-good win-win-win this Christmas.
And with so many to choose from – between gifts and experiences, parties and catering, food and drink – it makes The Good Xmas Trail a one stop Christmas pressie shop with loads of ideas on what to get your friends and fam. The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival alone is holding five brilliant events with its partners like the Progressive Laneway Dinner and HEAT’s Homeless Longest Lunch at Luna Park in St Kilda.
I’m so, so glad that this concept crossed my path and that I’m able to share it with you.
Here’s just a tiny taster of all the fantastic things available to help you leave a trail of good this year:
The Good Beer Co – Australia’s first social enterprise beer company raising money to help protect the Great Barrier Reef with their brew of the same name. Cheers to that.
Fruit2Work – corporate hampers filled with fruit, treats and wine that provides paid, transitional employment for people in need of a second chance. One of my favourites.
Goodwill Wine – choose your wine, choose your charity (brilliant!). Boutique vinos from independent wineries around Australia that support your selected cause.
The Goodness Bureau – thoroughly assessed ethical and local gifts, homewares and lifestyle products created with kindness. Mention The Good Xmas Trail and you’ll get 10% off too…
Peppergreen Farm Catering (Bendigo) – put your hectic schedule to good use with catered meals delivered to your home or office that support disadvantaged or disabled people.
Mildura Chocolate Co – sweet, chocolatey goodness that helps raise awareness and understanding of employees’ abilities, rather than their disabilities.
The Legend Project – now you can help tackle homelessness in your active wear (active wear) with sporting accessories that give items, support and help to people on the streets.
Taste Cultural Tours (Sydney) – walk, talk and eat through Sydney’s diverse suburbs and town centres for a culinary and cultural immersion that engages the local community.
There’s seriously so much more to discover with The Good Xmas Trail. If you’re yet to do your Christmas shopping this year (which is probably most of us…) please consider buying from one of these inspiring social enterprises committed to helping others while helping you!
Wishes for a safe, calm Christmas filled with love, gratitude and loads of good.
Happily written in collaboration with The Good Xmas Trail. Merry Christmas!