Before the chaos that is 2020, (as we coincidentally & unknowingly whipped up our first batch of masks). We asked ourselves - how could we possibly develop a business which allowed us to run at a profit, whilst still giving to causes we care about? Would it be feasible to develop products that scratch our itch for quaint design? Or should we develop simple items tailored to a broader demographic? Would we be able to give back enough of a percentage to make supporting a cause worthwhile? Were our goals too ambitious? Were they not ambitious enough?
Questions swirled - though luckily, answers weren't far behind.
That information right there was enough for us. We set ourselves the task to uncover the most legitimate, trust-worthy, certified organisation to partner with, donating a % of all profits to fight against the injustice of governments who neglect their lower-class. It didn't take us long to find. Compassion Australia - headquartered in Newcastle, NSW, seemingly reared its head as though they were waiting for us. We researched them, contacted them, told them our goal, & partnered with them right then & there on the phone.
At Lowly Lyricist we've done the math, & have developed a method which allows us to extract a % of the profits from your order & funnel it into a fund dedicated to sponsoring as many children as we physically can. We will sponsor children at $48 a month, (sometimes $60 a month if required), until they're old enough to care for themselves, or are no longer involved in the program. By purchasing a canvas, or piece of apparel, you'll be helping us provide:
- Medical & dental check-ups
- Nutritious meals
- Hygiene training
- Clean water
- Educational facilities
- Computer access
- School supplies
- Skills training
- Guidance & love
- Extracurricular activities such as sport, field trips, music and computer training
At Lowly, we work on a threshold basis - Every $2,500 (NET) that passes through our store will result in one more sponsored child. Each child will be supported the entire length of their development into adulthood. Their first name, age & image will be passed onto you via our monthly newsletter, though no private details will ever be shared.