Charitable and partner programs
As part of our philosophy to ensure our business has a positive social impact, we have partnered with some wonderful local and international charities that are supporting women, children, and the environment. We donate to these organisations to support our communities and give back where we can.
ELK is proud to be a UNICEF Platinum Champion for Children. In partnership with our generous customers, ELK has raised over $195,000 for UNICEF since 2011 through our donation matching initiative. ELK matches the donations made by our customers when purchasing online and in our retail stores. These funds support programmes globally that protect vulnerable children and promote children’s rights. You can read about the inspiring work of UNICEF here.
ELK is a member of the Go Green Philippines organisation which oversees the replenishment and sustainable management of white wood timber plantations and provides employment to local grassroots communities. Our membership of Go Green ensures that all of our timber jewellery is sustainably sourced. To learn more about Go Green you can read more here.
FITTED FOR WORK
We have partnered with a wonderful organisation, Fitted For Work, who provide suitable outfits for women to wear to interviews with the mission to “help women experiencing adversity break through barriers to get and keep work”. We donate apparel which can be passed on to their clients at no cost through their outfitting program. “For many women, the first step to getting work is simply having a suitable outfit to wear to interviews. This program aims to help women experiencing disadvantage secure sustainable employment”.
LOCAL COMMUNITY INITIATIVES
We have enormous respect for the efforts of local public schools, kindergartens and community groups who raise funds to operate and improve their facilities and programmes. We donate around 200 items a year towards these local community initiatives.
ELK x GUIDE DOGS AUSTRALIA
ELK is proud to support Guide Dogs Australia through a creative partnership launched in 2017. We designed classic, handcrafted, high quality durable leather collars and leads with 100% of the profits from the sale of these designs donated back to Guide Dogs Australia. These funds go towards special projects and ongoing resources in support of the inspiring and vital work Guide Dogs Australia does for people with low vision or blindness. To see our Guide Dogs collection click here.