We’re SO excited to introduce to you our very FIRST impact partner – The Happy Boxes Project!
We couldn’t think of a better grassroots charitable organisation to partner with to deliver on our commitment to donating 10 million doses of therapeutically active nutritional health supplements to Australian charities and non-profits who support those living below the poverty line.
Our goal is to do this within the next 5 years, but with partners like The Happy Boxes Project – and YOUR support – we may reach that goal in 3!
What is the Happy Boxes Project?
Women in our own backyard are going without basic toiletries. Emma Sullings founded Happy Boxes Project to address this.
You’ll find some communities at the end of 750km of harsh, red dirt roads. Others can be cut off by flood waters for months at a time. Some are only accessible by boat or plane.
Access to simple items like deodorant, shampoo and soap proves challenging when the closest store can be up to 1,000km away. Some communities may be lucky enough to have a small store, but the prices of basic items can be high.
Close the gap
For the next three years, Give Back Health has committed to supporting women and youth living below the poverty line. This cohort typically experiences housing insecurity and homelessness, and the knock on effects of that range from mental health problems through to nutritional deficiencies.
Did you know that 19% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people live in unacceptable living conditions due to overcrowded housing and structural faults?
The target released by the government in the recent Close the Gap Agreement aims to ensure that by 2031, 88% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people live in housing of an acceptable standard.
While this is an improvement, it will still not be on par with non-Indigenous people.
Meanwhile there was no mention of the cost of living in remote communities nor any plan to further subsidise basic groceries so that people can afford to shop for their families in their community.
The Happy Boxes Project and Give Back Health believe this is unacceptable!
Enter the Happy Boxes Project
The Happy Boxes Project want to send as many Happy Boxes filled with self-care products as possible.
This will provide women, regardless of their location and situation, the enjoyment of life’s little luxuries that we regularly take for granted.
Matriarchs are the backbone of our communities. Mothers, Sisters, Aunties, Grandmothers; all trying to support their families in adverse circumstances, quite often pouring from an empty cup.
If just one Happy Box can fill one person’s cup, then what we do is more than worthwhile.
The Happy Boxes Project aim to:
- Support the empowerment of women through alleviating the barriers of accessing basic needs,
- Provide opportunities for women to build capacity for individual and community development; and
- Provide opportunities for women to share story and create connection to nurture positive mental health.
What is a Happy Box exactly?
A Happy Box is a collection of toiletries and beauty products put together and sent to a woman in a remote community.
The purpose of a Happy Box is not only to provide access to women who would otherwise go without, but also to spread kindness and happiness.
The ritual of putting together a Happy Box can and should ideally be performed with love and intention, not just for its recipients, but for the wonderful person creating it.
The Happy Process sets this aside from other charities. There is a direct and intimate connection between the person donating and the person receiving, with very few people in between.
When you donate a Happy Box, you know you’ve making a beautiful difference.
What goes Into a Happy Box?
Whatever your heart desires!
Happy Boxes Project love it when people put in all the products they simply can’t live without, plus any other luxury items that makes them feel special.
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Face wash
- Sanitary items
- Hair ties
- Toothpaste and toothbrush
- Nail polish
- Lip balm
- Make up
- Body lotion
- Face masks
- Bath towels
- Shower gel
- Exfoliating glove
- Mindfulness activities
- Hair accessories
Where are Happy Boxes sent?
Happy Boxes Project send happy boxes all over Australia!
In each location resides a Happy Box Coordinator.
The role of the Happy Box Coordinator is to receive your Happy Box and to pass it on to whoever in their community needs it most.
Happy Boxes are guided by their coordinators who know the needs of their community best. Without them, the Happy Boxes Project would not be able to have the same impact that they currently do.
These are the locations Happy Boxes are currently being primarily sent to:
- 25+ locations in the Northern Territory
- 1 location in far north Queensland
- 3 locations in remote New South Wales
- 3+ locations in Western Australia.
Where can I drop off my Happy Box?
As Happy Boxes Project grows, so too does the community that supports them (Give Back Health included)! Check out the link below to find a location near you!
These drop off locations are established on a volunteer basis by businesses wanting to make the Happy Box process a little easier and a little cheaper for us all!
Why we’re partnering with Happy Boxes Project
When we started Give Back Health and began to think about what we wanted to stand for, unequivocal kindness is what immediately came to mind.
We began the search for impact partners who share our values!
And we found that The Happy Boxes Project is a perfect fit. Not only do they provide an incredible act of service by providing women with access to essential toiletries – but it is done with unequivocal kindness.
We are SO excited to be partnering with The Happy Boxes Project to help support women living in the most remote regions of Australia to get access to better health!
Find out more about Happy Boxes Project at https://happyboxesproject.com.
Feel good. Give back.
DISCLAIMER: We recommend speaking with a registered medical practitioner before taking any supplements or vitamins to ensure you don’t encounter any adverse effects or clashes with current medications you may be taking.