WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO !


Our philosophy and mission is straightforward - we believe in first giving back to the local community where we work and live. Often our next door neighbors are those in need who are disabled, disadvantaged and/or marginalized.

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Our mission aim is to be the preferred online platform delivering high-quality excellent value products to consumers around the globe and a vehicle to market for charity-minded creatives - built upon a sustainable Social Enterprise for Profit business model with People, Planet then Profit as our primary focus. 

Gifts4Humanity Founder, John Davis, has been managing charity and social enterprise projects since the late '80s. With initial major projects in Mexico and Australia, and the last 16 years in China and Singapore. 
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In the late 70s, just out of High School, John was homeless and sleeping rough on the streets of Orange County, California. With that lived experience and now based in Sydney, John will be donating a good portion of profits from sales to various Homeless Outreach Programs.
Autism support is also especially close to John's heart as two of his grandchildren are challenged with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome.
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Our priority mission - to support art therapy programs for students with special needs, started in early 2016 in Northern China. Since 2010, John has helped raise financial support for the Tianjin Jian Hua Autism Training Centre through various fundraising activities. In 2016, working with the teachers at the centre, we became aware of additional practical needs such as art easels and other equipment to help improve their art therapy program. Until then the students had drawn on low tables or the floor.  
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August 2016:  with the help of Artist, Patrick J. Maguire (London), Aidong Feng and Klaus Zhang (local Chinese artists) we bought and delivered six double sided Art Easels for the Tianjin Centre. Along with our supporting artists and translation teams, we facilitated several workshops to allow the students along with their teachers and parents to test drive the new easels......
"Wow, I feel like a real Artist now" was one comment from a 7-year old autistic student. The boost in self-esteem and the physical ability to express artistically provided by a simple easel was immediately apparent.
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Later the Headmaster, Tong Laoshi, explained how big a difference the easels made in the children’s self-confidence and ability to express along with new hope it brought to the parents.
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The parents realized their children may have an opportunity as an employed artist or creative when they grow older - something virtually never considered in China where Autism is known as "the loneliness disease"
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Having seen first hand the difference made - the Gifts4Humanity shopping platform was created to provide opportunity for charitable-minded people to purchase high-quality, ethical trade art and decorative products while knowing a good portion of proceeds are being used to make the world a better place for those in need.
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Proceeds from sales are currently being used to support the following charities and programs:
Beyond Social Services - Singapore (disadvantaged families)
Riding for Disabled - Singapore (equine therapy)
Tianjin Autism Training Center - China (art therapy)
West Ivanhoe Sports Club-Youth Program-Melbourne (youth support)
Please check the BLOG section on this website to see donation updates for outreach programs in the Sydney area, 
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As we grow our business, the vision for the future is to assist those who are marginalized in establishing a self-supporting enterprise and we look forward to employing people who are differently enabled. Donation and outreach updates can be found in our website blog section
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At GIFTS4HUMANITY, Fair & Ethical Trade means we promise to ensure no child labor and and every person involved and/or employed in the production process are given a minimum "living wage" and are working in  safe conditions.
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THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT !