At Country Mile we are dedicated to making a positive difference and we believe it doesn't matter how big or small, everyone has the power to make change.
The following donations have been made since we established in April 2020
$950 - Dolly's Dream - In 2021 we released a new product: The "Dolly" Tee. All proceeds from this t-shirt went to Dollys Dream Australia.
$800 -The Salvation Army Christmas Appeal 2021 - We donated 10% from each order for one week to help the Salvos reach their 250k goal and give Aussie kids something to open On Christmas Day. If you have any ideas on where we can donate to next, please get in contact with us
$250 - Breast Cancer Awareness Month
$600 - Beyond Blue - $500 was donated in 2020 as it was a tough year for everyone. COVID-19 has impacted everyone on at least some level and has brought us many new stressors and challenges. It was for this reason I asked CM followers to put forward how COVID-19 positively and negatively impacted their lives. I was overwhelmed (but not surprised) with the huge numbers that responded with a decline in mental health. It was for this reason I organised $5 from every order for 48 hours to be donated to beyond blue. Our goal was $500 which we were just shy of. I personally donated the remainder to be able to donate the full amount. If you are having a difficult time and are not sure who to talk to, give lifeline a call on 13 11 14 or visit their website https://www.lifeline.org.au. There is nothing wrong with asking for help. We continue to support Beyond Blue
$100 - NSW Flood Appeal - There was more than 800mm of rain in less than 1 week in some parts of the state in March 2020. Approximately 18,000 people have been evacuated and disaster zones are being declared in Sydney and the mid-north coast.
$150 - Good Friday Appeal
$600- Happy Boxes Project - 'A Happy Box is a collection of toiletries and beauty products put together with care, and sent to an Indigenous woman in a remote community. It may include essential items such as shampoo, soap, deodorant, pads, tampons, and toothpaste or luxury self-care items such as make up, body scrub, face masks, journals candles, and hair accessories. 5% of our profits from our 'Koko' range went to this donation.
$1500 - Bravery Buddies - Companion dolls for children impacted with medical related hair loss. The Bravery Buddies have no hair, just like a lot of children who are battling cancer or alopecia. The aim is for the dolls’ physical appearance to help sick kids feel like they’ve got an empathetic friend on their side. To be able to look at their special friend and think, “Hey, you’re just like me.” Children are able to form a bond with their dolls, to share their experiences – to be a friend to them when they need one most.
$1130 - RizeUp Australia - In memory of Mackenzie Anderson, Katie Haley and Samantha Fraser - Rizeup Australia is a community-driven organisation dedicated to supporting families affected by Domestic and Family Violence through our various programs
$2000 - Are you Bogged Mate? - "Is all about helping country blokes talk about mental health and suicide while spreading awareness about depression in the bush. Country blokes are facing challenges like never before but it doesn’t mean you need to get stuck in the mud. There are plenty places to go to get a tow and it takes guts to admit you’re bogged. We’re making sure you’re connected with the right hands to pull you out"
The Care Initiative (TCI) - "TCI was established based on an idea of the ‘circle of care’. Initially founded to provide care items for animals effected by the bush fire, The Care Initiative has since grown to be a multi purpose, registered charity assisting not only animals but also providing human and environmental aid."
Anonymous X - Country Mile donates our 'not quite rights' to Anonymous X as brand new clothing. "Anonymous X are a registered charitable organisation based out of Port Melbourne, where they provide assistance for people experiencing homelessness in and around Melbourne, in addition to supporting those less fortunate via clothing, sanitary and essential items." - We have donated roughly $2000 worth of clothing to date.
The past donation that made me realise one little instagram can make a huge difference:
$17,000 (Raised by myself and a co-owner of a past business ) In response to the 2019 - 2020 bush fires. The total donated was split in two and I donated $8,500 to Wildlife Victoria, the other half was donated to local CFAs. I was also involved in two hay runs with 8+ trucks of donated hay each trip, taken to Bairnsdale. This was the donation that made me believe that I can create a platform that could make change & along came Country Mile