In 2014 I decided to donate the November profits from one of my businesses to charity. To this day I have kept up this tradition. Giving back is an important value for any business or individual to have. And this is my contribution to the greater good.
2016 – Give Blood
2016 was the year of giving blood.
I made two donations in 2016 (one blood and one platelet donation) and I am committed to making a minimum of 4 per year from now on.
It’s incredible how much good can be done with a pint of blood. All donations get used within 30 days. It’s an amazing feeling to be able to help someone so quickly and so directly.
2015 – Give Furniture
2015 was the year of giving away my things.
I was moving house and decided that clutter was bad. I saw there were many people who could benefit from having my possessions so I gave them away to a charity that kits out homes for the homeless.
Living minimal was my new mantra.
2014 – Give Vision
2014 was the year of vision.
People kept asking me what my vision was for Nu Studio. What’s your vision? Then I got to thinking, what if you couldn’t actually see? What would your vision be like then? Both physical and metaphorical. So this year I decided to donate all the November profits from one of my businesses to the Fred Hollows Foundation. In their own words “Many people stay needlessly blind because they live in poverty. In developing countries, blindness denies people education, independence and the ability to work – things which can break the poverty cycle. But all this can be changed with as little as $25.”