This year at 11Ants we have done what we do every year - decide on a cause to support, put in all the money we would have spent buying Christmas gifts for our customers and supplier partners, match that amount by 100%, then add an additional decent chunk of money, such that we have a material amount of money we can deploy to help the world in some small way.
This year we have supported Save the Children's Gaza Emergency Appeal which you can learn more about here.
These children are not interested in war, but as always, war has unfortunately taken an interest in them.
Reconciling this with cheery Christmas wishes seems awfully difficult, but let's all remind ourselves how lucky we are this Christmas and be grateful that we have some agency to 'be the change we wish to see in the world'.
We are happy and grateful that our partnership with our customers and suppliers around the world enable us to do some small thing here - so a big thank you to all of you.
Besides this being our major initiative for 2023 we've also supported a handful of other charities driven by people who are doing incredible and selfless things - we mention them so you know more about them and the great work they are doing:
We wish all of our customers, suppliers and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
PS: The tap stand project for the village of Marotolana, Madagascar from Christmas 2021 was completed last month, you can read the full update here.