We would like to thank every one of our customers for your support since 2015. We’d like to share with you how every purchase has not only kept the doors to our family business open, but has allowed us to pay it forward to the community in the following ways:
The team at Shhh Silk walked a combined 1,650,000 steps for the month of September raising funds for Cerebral Palsy. Shhh Silk donated $2,154 to the Steptember charity on behalf of our team. Shout out to our warehouse team member Jenny who walked the most steps and reached her personal target of 300,000 steps first. Another special mention to our operations Manager, Georgia for walking the most steps in one day, over 40,000. Thank you to the team for your amazing team work towards this important cause.
Donation to Beyond Blue For Mental Health
For Mental Health Awareness Month we donated $5 for every blue product sold in May to Beyond Blue. Beyond Blue has been providing support and services to those affected by depression, anxiety and suicide. In total, we donated $475.
25th May 2022
Donation to Everytown in support of advocacy for gun laws
14 children and 1 teacher were tragically killed in response to a mass shooting today at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Every day, more than 110 Americans are killed with guns. Our donation helps Everytown to work to prevent gun violence and save lives. Everytown works to pressure lawmakers to improve our gun laws and educate the public about common-sense gun laws and responsible gun ownership.
16th May 2022
Donation to Fitted For Work
Fitted For Work helps women experiencing disadvantage to get work, keep work and navigate their world of work. We donate clothes and silk scrunchies to be given to women through their outfitting service.
22nd April 2022
Planted 1,160 Trees For Earth Day
We planted 20 trees for every order placed on Earth Day. This was achieved through the organisation, Trees For The Future, who plant these trees with farmers across the sub-Saharan Africa.
15th April 2022
Donation to The Good Friday Appeal
We donated to The Good Friday Appeal to raise money for the Royal Children's Hospital. Our donation contributed to the record-breaking total of $22,328,154 raised.
10th April 2022
Pay it forward - Fuel Voucher
With the rising fuel prices making it expensive to enjoy day trips we gave one lucky Instagram follower the chance to fill their car up and take off for a long weekend or a road trip over Easter.
2nd March 2022
Donation for victims of the NSW and QLD floods
Residents of New South Wales and Queensland are facing catastrophic flooding. Lives have been lost and tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes. With many properties and belongings now destroyed, donations and volunteers are desperately needed for the recovery effort. We’ve donated doona’s, pillows, towels, combs, brushes and Shhh Silk pillowcases for 15 families.
27th February 2022
Donation to UNHCR Ukraine Emergency
As the humanitarian crisis escalates in Ukraine, more civilians are forced to flee their homes. This donation provides protection and shelter to the hundreds of thousands of children and families who have been displaced
26th February 2022
For the second time, we donated personalised silk sleep masks to Cancer Chicks for their annual retreat. Cancer Chicks is a community of young women who support and empower each other through their experiences with cancer.
17 February 2022
Random Acts of Kindess Day
We surprised 10 of our customers with $100 gift cards.
26th January 2022
Shhh Silk donated to 'Pay The Rent'
Pay the rent program is organised by First Nations and non-First Nations people working together, as the Pay The Rent Grassroots Collective. They are currently working through how to honour the legacy of the Elders and their role in the movement; and how money allocations can be fair and transparent to First Nation communities.
23rd November 2021
Through Feeding America, we donate 10,000 meals to adults and children facing hunger over thanksgiving in the USA.
10th November 2021
November Random Act of Kindness
Sent cakes for all of the nurses and staff at Central Park aged care, Windsor as they are in lockdown with another COVID outbreak.
18th October 2021
Pay It Forward - Random Act Of Kindness
We purchased some new bedding sets for a family of 4 children in Maine, USA who have experienced some financial hardship this year and are expecting baby number 5 any day now.
11th October 2021
Donation To The 6 Minute Challenge
Every 6 minutes, someone in Australia attempts to take their own life. The 6 Minute Challenge raises awareness around the need for positive mental health.The 6 minute challenge symbolically states that mental health comes first and that each person should look after their mental health as number 1 priority.
Help For A Single Mum Navigating Cancer Treatment
We donated $1250 to Karyn and her newborn baby Billi. At 29 weeks pregnant, Karyn was rushed to hospital for an emergency cesarean and diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer that had spread to her liver, bones and optic nerve. This money helps to support Karyn as she undertakes chemo and looks after a tiny, premi baby. You can watch Karyn and Billi’s story on the project here: https://www.facebook.com/TheProjectTV/videos/601890670826045/
Or make a donation to their go fund me page: https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-a-single-mum-navigating-cancer-treatment
Donation to Focktober
We donated $20,000 worth of $20 gift cards (1,000) to the participants of Frocktober. Frocktober involves participants wearing a dress every day of October to raise awareness and funds for ovarian cancer research.
21st September 2021
Donation To R U OK?
R U OK? contributes to suicide prevention efforts by encouraging people to invest more time in their personal relationships and support those who are struggling with life.
1st July 2021
Random Act Of Kindness - We Paid 1 Month Lease For A Local Gym
We supported a local gym in our area in Cheltenham, Melbourne in July and surprised them by paying their lease for the 4 weeks they were shut during lockdown. The fitness industry is one of many industries to face financial hardship due to lockdowns and we wanted to show our community champions spirit with this random act of kindness.
2nd June 2021
We Paid A Couples Mortgage For 2 Weeks
With the news of the 4th Lockdown here in Victoria we wanted to ease the financial burden for one of our Instagram followers by paying their rent or Mortgage for 2 weeks. The lucky winner was @ryhnoburger
30th May 2021
Pay It Forward With A $250 Uber Eats Voucher
To help Victorians get through yet another lockdown, we gave away a $250 Uber Eats voucher to bring some joy through food to one of our Instagram followers. The lucky winner was: @belinda_jonas
30th March 2021
Beauty Fridge Donation - RRP Value $114,756
We've been donating to the Australian College Of Nursing since 2020. In March we were so proud to donate 524 beauty fridges to the Australian College of Nursing to thank nurses across the country. Totalling $114,756 RRP of stock, this was our biggest donation yet.
30th March 2021
Donation To Wateraid
On behalf of one of our loyal customers @luv_melbourne_ we made a small surprise donation towards her Water Challenge 2021 fundraising efforts.
Wateraid is an international not-for-profit, determined to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation.
You can support Wateraid here: https://www.wateraid.org/au/donate
Unicef Emergency Appeal
We donated to the unicef emergency appeal to help the children dying of starvation in Yemen. Yemen is currently devastated by war and this donation helps to provide food, medical treatment, water and sanitation. If you would like to help, you can donate here.
July 2020 -June 2021
Donated 9.13% of our profit
During the 20/21 financial year we donated a massive 9.13% of our profit to organisations, our customers and our community.
2020 And Beyond
Shhh Silk Pay It Forward
On a frequent basis we do random acts of kindness or pay it forward on our socials. We believe lots of small acts of kindness can make a huge impact.
Shhh Silk Sent Their 2020 Customers each a $50 Gift Card For Christmas.
We sent every customer from 2020 a $50 gift card for Christmas as a thank you for their support in 2020, ending the year with another milestone pay it forward give back.
We donated 5,000 meals to families in need on thanksgiving through Feeding America
SHHH SILK Turned 5 And Paid It Forward By Gifting Customers Free $219 10L Beauty Fridges.
By far our biggest give back in the history of the brand. We manufactured 1,000 x 10L beauty fridges (RRP $219 each) to gift to our customers with every set of pillowcases purchased in Australia for a limited time.
$7,000 Of Silk Face Masks For Secondary Students In Victoria
In October when Victorian secondary schools reopened we donated $7,000 RRP of silk face mask coverings to students.
Thanking Aged Care Workers During Covid-19
We donated an 18 piece outdoor lounge and dining setting to Japara aged care in Windsor , Victoria one of the aged care facilities affected with active covid cases and where our founder's father Jim (pictured) lives with Dementia, to allow staff and residents to enjoy some much needed fresh air and outdoor relaxation.
Supporting Health Care Workers During Covid-19
To show our ongoing support to frontline workers in 2020 we donated eye masks to healthcare workers at Bronx Care Hospital, donated over 400 care products to nursing staff all around Australia through the Australian College of Nursing, and we gifted frontline workers with 50% off all Shhh Silk products. We also donated Olive Oil cakes through Little House Confections & Fuelling The Fearless in LA for hospital staff hospital staff to enjoy.
UNHCR Hand Washing Station
We donated a hand washing station for refugees through UNHCR to assist with hygiene during the pandemic.
We gave away a $5000 business start-up package fully funded by us to one lucky follower.
August – September 2020
42 Days Of Giving
For 6 weeks we did a brand funded giveaway every day of Victoria’s stage 4 lockdown for 42 days.
We donated to Antar to support their work for justice, rights and respect for First Peoples.
We donated to Black lives matter in LA
Australian Bush Fires
We set up a funding page to raise money for the bush fire effort. We also donated $10 from every Glow Recipe x Shhh Silk set sold to @wwf_australia and donated thousands of water bottles to firefighters.
We donated silk products to Cancer Chicks which supports women battling cancer in their 20s and 30s and make them feel empowered
Sacred Heart Soup Kitchen
The entire Shhh Silk team volunteered at Sacred Heart Mission to serve food to homeless people.
Sleep For Street
We created a sleep mask for the homeless. The mask is light blocking, to help improve the quality of sleep.
Shhh Silk allows customers to be actively involved in our social impact. With each purchase enabling customers to choose one of the three charities, we donate to on their behalf.
Shhh Silk Sleep Out
The entire Shhh Silk Team spent the night in our warehouse, sleeping on only cardboard for a mattress to raise awareness and funds to help make real change to homelessness. $5 from every order placed in May was put towards breaking the cycle of poverty and homelessness.
Retail Orphan Initiative
Involved in helping ROI (Retail Ophan Initiative) which aims to raise awareness and provide real solutions for more than 400 million children worldwide
Shhh Silk contributed funds to open a closed hospital in Haiti and restore access to medical assistance.
2015 - 2016
Orphans In Tigray
Over 2 years we helped over a thousand orphans in Tigray in their education by providing school books and supplies. During this time we also contributed to the building of a library for students in Tigray.