EXTENDED RETURNS PERIOD - SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE THIS CHRISTMAS!
Taking a much needed step away from single-use plastic bags, we’re excited to introduce Fast Times Reusable Bags.
Instead of providing traditional free plastic bags with each purchase, we have made the switch to a reusable, paid option! Not only does this have great environmental benefits, but all proceeds from the bag sales are donated to charity programs that support causes close to our hearts.
For our first round of donations, we worked with our good friends @spinifexskateboards. All proceeds from bag sales between September 21st and December 31st 2021 went directly towards Spinifex's ongoing initiatives of supporting the young people of the remote Northern Territory Community of Ltyentye Apurte (Santa Teresa).
We are stoked to announce that we were able to raise a total of $15,000!
This donation will enable Nicky Hayes and the Spinifex team to continue providing youth in Ltyentye Apurte with free skate lessons, skate park improvements and skate trips.
Learn more about Spinifex Skateboards here: https://www.spinifexskateboards.com
From January 1st through 31st March 2022, all proceeds were donated to Starlight Children’s Foundation to help bring joy to sick kids all over Australia. For over 30 years, Starlight has worked in partnership with health professionals to help sick kids forget their illness and rediscover the joy of childhood.
Learn more about the Starlight Children’s Foundation here: https://www.starlight.org.au
Together, we raised $14,000 for the Starlight Children's Foundation.
From April 1st through to the 30th of June, all profits from the sale of our reusable bags will go directly to the Northern Rivers Community Gateway. They are a grass-roots, Lismore based charity who have been supporting vulnerable people in Northern NSW for nearly 50 years! Our donation will help support their local communities to recover from the recent and devastating floods.
Learn more about Northern Rivers Community Gateway here: https://nrcg.org.au
Together, we raised $21,000 for the Northern Rivers Community Gateway.
All profits from the sale of our reusable bags from July 1st through to the 30th of September will go directly to the Type 1 Foundation.
The Type 1 Foundation was established in Geelong in 2015 and was founded by CEO Ange Liston-McCaughley after the sudden diagnosis of her daughter Lila at age 9. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system is activated to destroy the cells in the pancreas which produce insulin. We do not know what causes this autoimmune reaction. Type 1 diabetes is not linked to modifiable lifestyle factors. There is no cure and it cannot be prevented.
The Mission of the Type 1 Foundation is to create a community that would support, connect and empower all people living with Type 1 Diabetes and their families. The Foundation supports over 3000 families by providing social and educational opportunities as well as linking families with crucial support networks and life saving information and campaigns.
One of their key goals is to reduce the amount of misdiagnosis that occurs each day which can lead to the life threatening condition Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Their campaign, 'Dont Ignore The 4' highlights the 4 most common symptoms of T1D: Tired, Thirsty, Weight loss and increased urination.
To find out more about the fantastic work they do, please see the link here: https://www.type1foundation.com.au/about-t1f
Together, we raised $25,000 for the Type 1 Foundation.
All profits from the sale of our reusable bag program from October 1st through to December 31st will be going to Dignity Ltd to help them on their mission to end homelessness in Australia.
"At Dignity, we believe we can collaboratively end homelessness in Australia. To do this, we empower people who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness to prevent, respond to and end their homelessness. Dignity currently provides supported temporary accommodation and longer-term stable housing for hundreds of people every night of the year and operates multiple programs to prevent homelessness including food relief and education across Australia."
To find out more about what Dignity do you can check out their website here: https://dignity.org.au/