We spend $63 trillion each year on consumer goods and services
There is a $2.5 trillion funding gap to end extreme poverty*
*per annum until 2030
To change the world, we must change the system.
We live in a world of extremes. We exist to bridge two of them. Right now, there are approximately 736 million people stuck in extreme poverty1. With many dying daily, simply because they lack access to basics for their health, education and living standards. The funding gap to end extreme poverty by 2030 is estimated at US$2.5 trillion dollars a year2.
Meanwhile, consumer spending totals around US$63 trillion a year3.
This injustice is fed by a broken system. We believe that to change the world, we must change this system. Remake it.
We see a world where not one person lives in extreme poverty.
Our mission; amplifying impactful change-makers to better serve people living in extreme poverty by redistributing wealth from consumer spending. And we need your help.
1World Bank. 2018. Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2018: Piecing Together the Poverty Puzzle. Washington, DC: World Bank Accessed here: https://www.worldbank.org/en/publication/poverty-and-shared-prosperity
2UNCTAD 2019 Annual Report accessed here: https://unctad.org/annualreport/2019/Pages/index.html on 3/08/2020
3World Bank, ‘Final consumption expenditure (current US$)’, https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NE.CON.TOTL.CD?end=2019&start=1960&view=chart.
We bring consumers a product choice that exists for one purpose only; to help create a world where not one person lives in extreme poverty.
We design and create world-class products and find world-class partners to help take these products sustainably to global scale to amplify the good we can do in the world.
This is not business as usual. Thankyou Group is ultimately owned 100% by the Thankyou Charitable Trust which distributes its funds to our impactful change-makers.
Amplifying impactful change-makers, exponentially
The Thankyou Charitable Trust funds impactful change-makers serving vulnerable communities to fight inequity, scarcity and poverty.
We are one chapter into a story that we believe will change the course of history. This is a story about people and a simple idea.
An idea born from the duality of our world: extreme poverty and extreme consumerism. An idea that flips the global capitalist model on its head - empowering people who care, to use the money they’re already spending on products, to help end global poverty.
How is it possible? People.
We started in 2008 as a few co-founders and grew into a movement of millions of people taking small steps to create big change. That’s millions of moments, of small steps, where people chose to back Thankyou. Moments like the time our community petitioned Australia’s two largest supermarkets to stock Thankyou products (they said yes!). When people like you helped us beat our $1.2million (AUD) fundraising target through a pay-what-you-want book called Chapter One to fund our future growth. Like when we didn’t get stickers on products in time, and 300 amazing people volunteered their time to do it with us.
History has taught us many things. The power of people, the importance of a bold vision and how individual small actions create huge impact. Everyone’s actions matter. We have faith in the collective good and power of humanity to achieve the impossible.
There are many chapters left to write. Write with us.
Daniel & Justine
Forbes 30 Under 30 2018 Global, Daniel Flynn
Social Enterprise Awards 2013 Global, Thankyou
TOYP (one of Top 10 Outstanding Young Persons of the World 2014 Global, Daniel Flynn
SmartCompany's Hot 30 Under 30 2nd Place 2015, Justine, Daniel & Jarryd
Westpac 200 Businesses of Tomorrow Winner 2017 AU, Daniel Flynn
Anthill Cool Company Awards 2016 AU, Thankyou
Ey Entrepreneur of the Year (Southern Region) 2015 Global, Daniel Flynn
Food Magazine Awards Employer of the Year 2015 AU, Thankyou
Victorian Young Achiever Awards 2013 AU, Daniel Flynn
Young Australian of the Year Finalist 2013 Global, Daniel Flynn
From the innovators, makers, creatives, professionals and change-makers in the field, to the lean team at thankyou HQ curating this movement, together we are Team Thankyou.
Lean team at Thankyou HQ