January 14th, 2021

Partnership with i=Change®

The Balcony Garden™ is delighted to be working with i=Change® in support of Protect a Woman, Restore the Reef, and Support Mental Health by donating $1 of every sale to one of the three charities, chosen by the customer.

Donations made through i=Change® are 100% transparent. Customers can track how much the company has raised for each cause and see their donation coming through in real-time. i=Change® ensures that the full donation reaches the charity; no deductions or fees are applied. 'We are proud to partner with i=Change® to support three remarkable charities. We love that our customers feel empowered to make the decision as to where their donation will go. Together we can make a difference.' Josh Harrison Founder, The Balcony GardenProtect a Woman Across Australia, around 56,000 women are homeless each night, many with young children. Women unable to access shelters are left vulnerable, disconnected from community and support networks. Women’s Community Shelters is dedicated to providing women and children with a safe place to stay and an opportunity to rebuild their lives. $50 = provides a hot meal and a safe, comfortable place to stay for one night. Restore the Reef The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest living organism and one of the most bio-diverse places on earth and it’s under threat. The Reef supports the culture and livelihoods of 70 Traditional Owner groups, who have been its custodians for over 60,000 years. Since 1985, the Reef has lost 50% of its coral cover due to climate change and poor water from land-based run-off. More than 10 million tonnes of sediment from eroded gullies flow onto the Reef every year, smothering corals and seagrass, creating algal blooms, degrading water quality, and weakening the Reef’s ability to recover. Greening Australia and Traditional Owners are working to restore 2,000 hectares of eroded land and 10,000 hectares of wetlands by 2030. This will prevent400,000 tonnes of sediment from polluting the Reef each year, improving water quality, the Reef’s resilience to climate change, and the livelihoods and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians. $50 = prevents 1 tonne of sediment from reaching the Great Barrier Reef. Support Mental Health Beyond Blue Support is available for all Australians to speak to a trained counsellor at any time. This service is experiencing increased demand during the COVID-19pandemic as more people reach out due to the effects of social distancing, isolation and employment insecurity. Our trained mental health professionals listen, provide advice and counselling, and point people in the right direction to receive the support they need. $48 = one phone call to those in need. '100% of donations are sent to carefully selected NGOs, committed to best-practice development' Jeremy Meltzer, Founder, i=Change®   The Balcony Garden i=Change donation page: thebalconygarden.com.au/donate/ i=Change Website: iequalchange.com/

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