Meet the latest addition to the Civic Web Media team: Tai. Tai's blind and he dribbles when he eats, but we love him all the same.
When we started Civic Web Media, we decided we wanted to do something to give back to the community. This was inspired by speaking to someone running a market stall who gives a huge chunk of his profits to a good cause.
We decided that we wanted to do something similar. So every time we get to a hundred paid invoices, we make a donation to somewhere that's making a positive difference in the world. Since 2015, we've donated time and money to a few worthy causes -- charities and not-for-profits that help the environment, give needy kids presents at Christmas, provide shelter for women and that protect and promote LGBT rights.
This isn't a side of our business that we've talked about a lot, but I recently figured it was the right thing to do -- if someone talking about doing that inspired us, maybe we can do the same.
As well as adopting Tai, we recently gave a cash donation to the newly founded Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary. If you've seen the news of destruction and lack of care for koalas in Australia recently, you'll know they need all the help they can get.