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Budge is a mobile app that ties charitable giving to friendly competitions. Whatever the challenge, the loser has to give a small donation to the charity of the victor's choice.
Since 2007, Doin Time has been a portal between the "real" world and one that gets easily tucked away. The company manufactures and embroiders T-shirts, polos and shorts -- employing inmates within the confines of a maximum security prison.
Almost all women's hygiene products made of cotton include a long list of chemical ingredients. TOM Organic's products, on the other hand, come with a list of reassuring adjectives for those intimate moments each month. Non-toxic. Certified organic. GMO-free. And 100% biodegradable.
Every day, thousands of children in Australian hospitals undergo scary procedures. TLC for Kids acts as a relief agency to give these kids immediate attention. Distraction, to them, is a noble goal.
A hybrid charity/business, STREAT is a cafe that recruits, by its own admission, the most unemployable people in the labour pool: homeless youth. Many are kids from broken homes, who have fled domestic abuse, or recovering from (or still struggling with) drug addiction.