We are proud to support a variety of charities and causes which are important to our staff and clients. Here at Skyline Whitespace, sustainability, community support and mindfulness are an integral part of our values. Where possible, we support locally-based organisations and initiatives. We also take pride in assisting charities with their exhibitions and events needs.
Here are a few good causes we have supported so far in 2018:
1. Ronald McDonald House Charities – providing free ‘home away from home’
We proudly supported our designer Alessandro in the epic Paris-Roubaix 145km cycling challenge by donating to his chosen charity, Ronald McDonald House which provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation for families with children in hospital.
RMHC is an independent non-profit organization whose stated mission is to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children.
2. Limb Power – helping amputees make the most of opportunities in sport and the arts
We showed our support for Scott Moorhouse’s ‘One Man, One Leg, One Bike’ 100 mile challenge by providing a pop-up banner stand to help him raise awareness for disabled sports and arts foundation Limb Power. The Paralympian completed the challenge in just under 6 hours! From football to horse riding, Limb Power provides rehabilitation through recreational and competitive sports.
3. Fruitful Office – helping Malawian families
As part of our green initiative, we plant one fruit tree in Africa for every fruit basket delivered to our office. This means that not only our office gets to enjoy healthy snacks, but we also planted an incredible 455 trees so far to tackle deforestation and help local communities in Malawi.
Who benefits? Malawian families: Poor Malawian families benefit from the trees to provide both fruit and firewood for the future for their own consumption and also, in some cases, income generation. Our staff: fresh food promotes staff health and wellbeing and improves their quality of life at work.
4. Karuna Action – ending poverty through sustainable projects
We make sustainable choices when it comes to our coffee. We drink fair-trade coffee from Karuna Coffee in partnership with Karuna Action, a small poverty relief charity based in Hampshire, England. Karuna Action was founded in 1988 with a vision to meet the needs of the poor and the eradication of extreme poverty.
Karuna green coffee beans are sourced ethically and the farmer receives a fair price for the crop. 100% of profits made from each bag goes back into the projects that Karuna Action supports.
5. Plant-for-the-Planet – reducing the effect of climate change
We participate and donate to the ‘Plant-for-the-Planet’ campaign. Our donations support international tree-planting projects and and we are committed to plant 40 trees a month. Plant-for-the-Planet aims to raise awareness amongst children and adults about the issues of climate change and global justice. The campaign strongly encourages the planting of indigenous trees and trees that are appropriate to the local environment and aims to plant a trillion trees by 2050.
6. TEDxSOAS – bringing together bright minds
We sponsored SOAS University of London (the world’s leading institution for study of Asia, Africa & the Middle East) by producing TEDx letters for their “Millennial Challenges” TED event organised by students and teachers.
TEDx are independent TED-like non-profit events which can be organised by volunteers from the local community with a goal to spark conversation and connection. TEDxSOAS event celebrated innovation, insight, and new ideas from SOAS’s community.