Happy Chooseday! Today, we invite you to make a conscious decision to support a social enterprise.
In a world where our choices have the power to make a difference, opting for ethical and socially responsible alternatives can have a profound impact on our communities and the world we live in.
So, what exactly is a social enterprise? Simply put, it's a business that exists to create positive social or environmental change. These enterprises combine the power of entrepreneurship with a strong sense of purpose, aiming to tackle social issues, empower marginalized communities, and drive sustainable solutions.
In this day and age, making conscious and ethical decisions about where our money goes has become increasingly important. By choosing to support a social enterprise, you can have a direct and tangible impact on the causes you care about. Here are a few reasons why supporting a social enterprise is beneficial:
Creating Social Impact: Social enterprises are driven by a mission to address social or environmental issues. When you support them, your money goes beyond just a transaction. It becomes an investment in creating positive change and improving the lives of others.
Ethical and Transparent Practices: Social enterprises are committed to ethical business practices, ensuring transparency, fair wages, and sustainable sourcing. By supporting them, you can be confident that your dollars are being used responsibly and making a genuine difference.
Empowering Marginalized Communities: Many social enterprises prioritize empowering disadvantaged or marginalized communities by providing employment, training, and skills development opportunities. By supporting these enterprises, you contribute to creating more inclusive and equitable societies.
Innovative Solutions: Social enterprises often bring fresh and innovative approaches to addressing societal challenges. They embrace creative problem-solving and use their business models to drive positive change. By supporting them, you become a part of this innovation journey.
This week, we want to shine a spotlight on All Things Equal.
All Things Equal (ATE) is a non-profit social enterprise providing purposeful award-wage employment, training, and work-readiness for people with disability in hospitality settings. They exist to bridge the gap between people with disability and the wider community by proving to society that people with disability are ready, willing and absolutely capable of working. The unemployment rate for people with disability hasn’t changed in 28 years, and All Things Equal is committed to being part of the solution to change this.
The organisation acts as a steppingstone towards more mainstream employment, providing employees with the skills, confidence, and independence to gain further employment in the open market. ATE runs 2 café’s, a cooking school, a footy club canteen and has just launched a delicious catering offering for all members of the community.
To date, ATE has employed 25 young adults with disability, and for many, this is their first paid job.
We encourage you to visit the All Things Equal cafe for delicious meals and coffee and use their services for any catering opportunities that may come up in your businesses or home life!
So, on this Chooseday, let's make a conscious decision to choose a social enterprise and make a positive impact. Together, we can create a world where every purchase carries the power to create change. Thank you for choosing to do good this Chooseday. Giving Solutions, the GoodCompany team.
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