Innovative tech start-up, i=Change, is launching Shop for Change this International Women’s Day (IWD), to accelerate change for women and girls, by using retail as a force for good.
For the 24hrs over IWD, Shop for Change will see select i=Change retail partners donate $5 from every purchase (increased from $1) to women and girls’ empowerment projects in Australia and 13 countries.
“International Women’s Day has always been a day to acknowledge both the progress and significant challenges still facing women and girls globally. We wanted to create a way Australians could engage and shop for change, to raise much needed funds to meaningfully impact these
Jeremy Meltzer, Founder, i=Change
As retailers are increasingly looking to build a ‘purpose beyond product’ into their brands, this is the first Australian retail event linked to a global day of awareness for women and girls, enabling Australians to Shop for Change this International Women’s Day.
i=Change has already raised over $1 million and counting, powered by retailers such as Pandora Jewellery, Camilla and Nobody Denim. This has been achieved by brands committing $1 from every sale, allowing their customers to choose where it goes, and transparently tracking the impact in real-time. (i=Change donates 100% of funds raised).
There are two launch events on March 7 for retailers and media to attend:
• Dropbox is hosting a breakfast at their office (Sydney 7:30am)
• i=Change is hosting a VAMFF event (Melbourne 6:30pm)
Click the images or the links to register your attendance.
i=Change makes it simple for online retailers to give back with 100% transparency. Consumers shop as usual on the retailer’s site, then choose where to send the retailer’s donation after checkout, to 1 of 3 empowerment projects.
In partnership with iconic brands, with a focus on empowering women and girls, $1 million raised and counting has already impacted the lives of over 257,850 people in 14 countries.
MindArc’s Support for i=Change:
We are passionate about the growth and support of our industry and how we can use our influence to help the global empowerment of women and girls. Our partnership with i=Change is based on a mutual understanding of the grave importance of the issues which women and girls face every day and our mission is to support the great work of i=Change as they continue to spread their message and unite leading retailers.